Hello, and thanks for dropping by…
If you’re here to see what kind of background I have and whether you think we could work well together, then you’re in the right place.
Firstly, let me tell you that written communication has always formed a significant part of my work, often in a corporate setting, which means that I have very practical skills to bring to your organisation.
As an HR professional, I shared corporate messages to hundreds of employees via emails and newsletters. As a project manager, I wrote press releases to promote new business start-ups and created web content and promotional literature. More recently, I’ve been writing blog posts and press releases to engage stakeholders and local communities.
Happily, I love writing and find that words flow together naturally. So when I decided to go freelance, it made sense to make writing my business.
I’ve written professionally for organisations across a variety of sectors and have a specialist interest in the outdoor industry, which is great if you fit into that sector because it means I have a good understanding of your customers. I’m a published author of a walking guidebook and a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild (OWPG).
As an accredited personal coach and NLP Master Practitioner, I also have an appreciation of how to use language when communicating. It’s unusual to find a copywriter with this experience and it gives me a unique perspective.
Before going it alone, I worked as a Human Resources professional in large multi-national organisations (Georgia Pacific GB Ltd, Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK and British Polythene Industries) and latterly as a project manager and coach for start-up businesses supported by the University of Huddersfield.
Outside work, I love mountain biking, bike packing, hiking and climbing. On weekends, you’ll usually find me in the Peak District but I also love being in the wild areas of the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, Scotland and other parts of the UK and abroad.
More importantly, if you love drinking tea then we’re bound to be fast friends…
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Visit my blog www.outdoor-girl.com for articles, information and inspiration from some of my outdoor adventures.
© Jacquie Budd: words and photographs (unless otherwise referenced)