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melissa wheeler

Senior Copywriter , Melissa Wheeler Consulting Available for work

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I'm a self-confessed words maven and have been working in marketing, freelance writing and communications for over 17 years now. My writing style for editorial is conversational, engaging and intelligent while my copywriting will always show a distinctive attention to brand identity. My obsession is tone of voice, style and adapting that for SEO and social media platforms.

I have extensive experience across B2B & B2C environments, working in copywriting, marketing and stakeholder communications. From website copy, SEO & CRM content through to long-form reports, thought leadership content and blogs, brand tone of voice curating, and producing engaging copy for a range of formats across multiple delivery channels.

One of my strengths is my diversity of experience, having started in the fashion industry trade sector and migrating to FinTech, Financial Services, Digital Transformation and start-ups. I am confident in most sectors and keen to adapt to new voices.

Having been immersed in the fashion and retail sector for many years, before expanding to more technical and finance-related areas, much of my work has involved a great deal of insight into the business of luxury and sustainable sector and that market. Since 2018, I have been involved in writing content for PR agencies and freelance, covering Financial Services, FinTech, Digital Transformation and a wider range of B2B content.

I have experience reporting for fashion platforms such as Pure London, Drapers and Fashion Revolution as well as the Huff Post UK. I've worked with fashion groups and brands (mostly independent or start-ups but also a B2B distribution agency for a few years) for over 17 years delivering content, editing interviews and producing online or print content, including social media and blogs. I've also written or ghost-written for both consumer press and trade press, including thought leadership content for a range of platforms and channels across sectors.

I am adaptable to any sector - from fashion through to finance and business - and have supported first-time authors as well as heavyweight global reports.

I have a CAM diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and am a member of the NUJ.

Contact

Essex
CO3 3AE

+447855803521
    Skills
  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Content marketing
  • Content strategy
  • Copy-editing
  • Digital and SEO copywriting
  • PR and Journalism
  • Product descriptions
  • Tone of voice
  • Training and Consultancy
    Specialisms
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Beauty
  • Brand Naming
  • Business, finance and law
  • Consumer goods
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Fashion
  • Lifestyle
Qualifications & Awards
Member of the NUJ UK

CAM Diploma in Managing Digital Media
Date Dec 2013 CIM/CAM

Description - Consisting of 4 modules:
Advertising
Implementing Digital Campaigns
Integrating Digital Media
Public Relations

Oxford Summer School (OSS) Retail Academy, Keble College
Date Jul 2012 Oxford Summer School (OSS)
Scholarship courtesy of British independent Retailers Association (BIRA)

Chapterhouse proofreading course and qualification June 2004

BA Single Honours, French, 2;1
Date Jul 2003 Bristol University

Portfolio

SEO website article – Environmental cost of fast ...

My client was a clothing manufactuer who wanted to optimise the SEO on the website bearing in mind the industry audience and ...

SEO website article -The history of denim

My client was a clothing manufactuer who wanted to optimise the SEO on the website bearing in mind the industry audience and ...

Lobos website – webcontent, creative content, ...

This is a new luxury handbag brand which approached me to assist them with their launch into the UK market. The brief included ...

Ana Szabo photography – website content and tone ...

I was asked to overhaul an independent wedding and portrait photographer's website as she repositioned the business. The brief ...

The future of Denim – a sustainable story

The Story of sustainability — How the humble jean is redefining sustainable style Written and published for Fashion Revolution ...

Smart Skincare – the naked truth

I was approached to assist a first-time author to bring her skincare book to market. This involved rewriting, restructuring, ...

The digital opportunity for global wealth managers

The task was to assist in co-editing and strategizing a heavyweight global report for a PR agency whose client was a Digital ...

Keep The Learning Burning – outdoor coaching and ...

Keep The Learning Burning approached me with a view to injecting narrative and clarity to their proposition and communicating the ...

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