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Helen Johns

Senior Copywriter , Results Department Available for work

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I spent much of my career in sales, marketing and business development roles, so I understand how important it is to focus on the customer in order to achieve results. In the digital age, messages are competing for attention everywhere and it's vital that, to be heard above the clamour, your message captures reader attention using focused content that's expressed in the right tone of voice. To do this takes writing skill and time but will pay dividends.
I’ve always loved words and wrote pieces for the student newspaper at university. My first job was as a copy editor with Penguin Books - fantastic training that I’ve drawn on ever since. I was in book publishing for twenty years, mainly in sales and marketing roles, and subsequently started my own business selling books to big brands for promotional use. More recently, I spent ten years as marketing and business development manager with a top twenty accountancy firm. For the last twelve years, I’ve been running my own copywriting business, Results Department, providing copywriting, editing and proofreading services mainly to SME businesses. I work with clients in Thame, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and West London. Recent projects have been undertaken for clients in sectors such as hospitality and event management, business services, stress and mental health management, and building conservation.
I’m also involved in voluntary work in my town of Thame: I write press releases for the Players Theatre (a popular theatre run entirely by volunteers), help promote our guided Midsomer Tours (Thame is a hub for Midsomer Murders filming locations), and I'm a member of the town's Visitor Economy Working Group.
When I’m not working, I love listening to classical music and reading, and I’m also a foodie who loves cooking. An important member of the household is our enthusiastic and very handsome golden retriever-poodle cross (groodle) who loves to be taken for walks twice a day.

Contact

Thame
Oxfordshire
OX9

01844281562
0771 743 4983
    Skills
  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Content strategy
  • Copy-editing
  • Digital and SEO copywriting
  • PR and Journalism
  • Product descriptions
  • Tone of voice
  • Training and Consultancy
  • White Papers
    Specialisms
  • B2B
  • Business, finance and law
  • Charities
  • Politics and Society
  • Property and interiors
  • Public sector
  • Sport, travel and leisure
Qualifications & Awards
BA Hons Upper Second in German and English (University of Kent)
Institute of Sales Promotion Diploma
Barclays Bank Docklands Enterprise Award
Thame Town Award
SME News Southern Enterprise Awards: Business Copywriter of the Year 2021 South East
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