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Hollie Sherrington

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If you haven’t already guessed, I’m Hollie Sherrington, and I’m the brains behind The Writing Project.

See, this is me, right here:

I know I look like a right mardy cow, but I’m actually quite nice.

(I know this to be true because my mum said so. Only the once, mind you. But it still counts. And I didn’t have to pay her or anything.)

It’s just that I’m afflicted with what is known as ‘resting bitch face’. But luckily my face doesn’t get in the way of me being a good writer.

Hollie Sherrington


I’ve been working as a freelance copywriter for 11 years. I specialise in copywriting, content writing and ghostwriting for small businesses, private clients and the odd multinational corporation.

I’ve worked on all kinds of projects including articles, blogs, product descriptions and press releases, right through to eBooks and our traditional friend – the printed book.

And I’ve also got a good working knowledge of SEO, having trained with a digital marketing agency back in 2012. However, whilst my knowledge of SEO certainly adds value to my work, my focus is on writing for people rather than search engines.

For a more comprehensive view of my skills and experience, you can check out my LinkedIn profile by clicking here.

My services also include white paper writing and white paper development, which award-winning copywriter and author, Steve Slaunwhite, kindly endorsed me for.

Flash Fiction

I Write, Therefore I Am

As well as copywriting, I’ve also been known to dabble in fiction. In fact, one of my proudest achievements is being among the winners of the Serious Flash Fiction Competition, for three years running, and having my work published as part of National Flash Fiction Day’s Flash Flood in 2020. And I also won the Blinkpot Twiction Award in December 2020, and was shortlisted for the 2021 Blinkpot Award for Flash Fiction.

You can read my work in the Serious Flash Fiction 2018, 2019 and 2020 anthologies, all of which are available to buy on Amazon. (Or search ‘Hollie Sherrington’ to find more of my fiction work.)

I’m naturally curious and have a tendency to ask annoying questions. (Apologies in advance to any potential clients). So it made sense for me to become a generalised copywriter, where I could make these slightly annoying characteristics pay.

And due to my lifelong love affair with all things word-related, you’ll also find some of my fiction and writing on other non-businessy (yes, I do realise that’s a made-up word, but what the hell) type things floating about the web.’
Cotswold view

About me

A former Bristol native, I now reside in a white-washed Victorian cottage in the Cotswolds.

When I’m not working, you’ll usually find me supping cider in one of the local pubs, putting the world to rights and quietly hoping that some of Laurie Lee’s success might rub off on me.

I have an analytical and enquiring mind, so I genuinely love discovering new things. That’s just one of the reasons why I love being a freelance copywriter and a big part of what makes me good at my job.

Being a writer means that my mind is full of random facts and useless information, which also makes me annoyingly good at quizzes.

So as you can see, the benefits of being a knowledge-hungry bookish type are practically endless.

If you’d like to find out more about how I could help with your word-related needs,

get in touch for an informal chat.


If you’re interested in hiring me, want to take advantage of a free quote or would just like an informal chat, you can contact me using the form.

If you’d prefer, you can get in touch via email: Or if social media is more your style, then drop me a line on X or LinkedIn.

I aim to respond to all enquiries within 48 hours.

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