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.
I’ve been working as a freelance writer for over seven years and specialise in copywriting, content writing and ghostwriting for small businesses, private clients and the odd multinational corporation.
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.
In fact, one of my proudest achievements is being among the winners of the @SFFiction flash fiction competition, for three years running. And I also had my work published as part of National Flash Fiction Day’s Flash Flood.
I’ve 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 the copy I create, my focus is on writing for people rather than search engines.
For a more comprehensive view of my skills and experience, you can head on over to my LinkedIn profile by clicking here.
A former Bristol native, I now reside in a white-washed Victorian cottage on the edge of the Cotswolds in the UK.
When I’m not working (which is practically never!), 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.
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“Hollie is very good at asking relevant questions and at communicating if anything is not entirely clear in a brief – I cannot recommend her enough.”
“Hollie always delivers such great content, works well under pressure and is very timely and organised with her work.”
Marsha Sequeira, Director of Business Development at CourseDeals.com