David Ryan

Junior Copywriter , Commanding Copy Available for work

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This is the year I gained a diploma (with distinction) in copywriting. Before that, I'd been a journalist for 27 years.

In my time I've been a reporter, features editor and internationally published author. Plus, I have about 20 years' experience on London-based business, financial and consumer magazines, mainly as a copy editor. These include Marketing Week, The Lawyer, Funds Europe, Tatler, the Financial Times' Investment Adviser and a string of B2B titles.

For the moment, I want to focus on CNBC Business, an international magazine that I wrote for and copy edited. This was aimed at the general reader and many of its stories came from correspondents who spoke English as a second language. Part of my job was to rewrite those articles in an engaging, conversational style. It's a handy talent to have.

I've used similar skills recently, revamping businesses' websites. The fact is that when it comes to writing plain, compelling English - no jargon, no waffle, no nonsense, as I like to put it - I have 27 years' training behind me.

I've worked at the highest levels of magazine publishing, interviewing captains of industry and breathing life into other people's articles. So, if my plain-speaking approach appeals to you, please get in touch.


Co Durham

07779 175215



  • Advertisements
  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Content marketing
  • Copy-editing
  • Digital and SEO copywriting
  • PR and Journalism
  • Tone of voice
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Business, finance and law
  • Charities
  • Consumer goods
  • Family and childcare
  • Lifestyle
  • Politics and Society
  • Public sector
  • Science and Technology
  • Sport, travel and leisure
Qualifications & Awards
Diploma in copywriting, College of Media and Publishing, distinction (2019)

Newsquest (Essex) feature writer of the year (1998)

BT Merit Award as one of the four best candidates in the UK to pass the National Council for the Training of Journalists' senior reporter exams (1994)

Darlington & Stockton Times Award for the year's best journalism student at Darlington College Technology (1992)

I also have a BSc in physics (1990), so science and technology don't faze me. I've a methodical mind!


Andromeda Solutions website

At short notice, I wrapped my head around the IT support business for North East firm Andromeda Solutions.

Inner City Digital, Middlesbrough

This web-design firm hired me to rewrite its website in 2019. You can read the delighted testimonial on my own site.

ActionCoach advertorial

In 2017, Elite Business magazine commissioned three advertorials from me for the ActionCoach franchise.

The Walt Disney Company, mobile games

I talk to the senior vice president of Disney Mobile for CNBC Business.

LanzaTech, New Zealand

My report on the Kiwi cleantech firm for CNBC Business.

Gieves & Hawkes, Savile Row, London

A CNBC Business cover story about the high-class West End tailor's American expansion plans.

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