Freelance copywriter in Devon

Copywriting is my core service and the basis of my other communications services:


When you need a freelance copywriter in Devon for:

  • articles – discussing any aspect of your business or sector
  • blogs and social media – to build relationships with your audience
  • brochures – showcasing your products and services
  • company documents – including instructions, manuals or procedures
  • letters – to customers, employees, members or suppliers
  • magazines (online and printed) – for customers, employees or suppliers
  • newsletters (email and printed) – for customers, employees or members
  • presentation scripts and speeches – for you to deliver live or on video
  • press releases – on achievements, news, events, products and services
  • web sites – showcasing  and selling your products and services
  • white papers – discussing issues or topics relevant to your sector


If you have written your own copy and want someone to edit it, I can do this for you. Often, people know what they want to say, but don’t know how to say it. I can edit your text to ensure you get your message across effectively.

Proofreading and checking

Businesses often spend thousands of pounds on design and photography for publications and web sites without thinking about checking them. Proofreading ensures you don’t open the first box of 10,000 printed brochures to see a typo on the cover. What’s more, your customers won’t see it either.

When you spend thousands on good design, it’s worth investing a fraction more to make sure the content is correct. See the zarywacz proofreading site for more details.


I’ve written thousands of articles published in magazines and newspapers and can do this for your organisation. I research content, interview people face-to-face or by telephone (from MPs and managing directors to customers), take or arrange photographs, and always meet my deadlines.

From November 2009 to February 2017 I was freelance business editor for the North Devon Journal, writing two pages of business news for each week’s issue and interviewing hundreds of local businesses.

Magazines and newsletters

Communicating regularly with your customers, members, employees or suppliers is very important. A magazine or newsletter is an effective way of doing this.

As well as writing and editing your magazines and newsletters, I offer an all-inclusive service combining writing, editing and design as well as 1,000 (or more) printed copies and publication online. People can read your magazine in print on their computers and on their tablets and smartphones too. See pressme for details.

Public relations and campaigns

From my experience as a journalist, I’d say most businesses fail to exploit the value of their news and achievements. PR enables you to make the most of your strengths and raises awareness among your target audience. Press releases, articles and case studies can all achieve this.

If you don’t know where to start or don’t have the time, I can create a PR campaign for you including social media support. If you simply want ad hoc press releases, I can write these for you as and when you need them. I have even launched fixed-price PR packages for small businesses at pressme.

Events and projects

Because I always work to deadlines, I am very good at organising and hosting events and managing projects. I have organised two OPEN FOR BUSINESS conferences and exhibitions for COMBEbusiness in Ilfracombe. This included selling exhibition space, arranging speakers, compering conference sessions and managing publicity. I have also been involved in awards programmes for the North Devon Journal and NDBA.

If you have an event, awards programme or project that needs managing, I’m your man.

Marketing management

If you have no time to manage communications for your business, I can do this for you on an ad hoc or regular basis. Whether you need someone to update your web site, write blogs and press releases or manage any other aspect of your communications, I will be pleased to do this for a few hours or one or more days a week or month. You’ll have the assurance that your marketing and PR is being managed by a communications professional.

@robertz – your freelance copywriter in Devon

When you need a freelance copywriter in Devon for any of these services, please call me on 01271 879100 or .