I’m Stuart Shaw. Freelance Copywriter.
I’ve written websites that sell James Bond style biometric scanners, industrial design, hypnotherapy, IT, removals, paradise, gravestones and gourmet burgers.
And I’m a vegetarian.
I write blogs, brochures, manuals, ebooks, ads and email templates. This ongoing guide to typography has been shared 2,500 people.
I conduct reader persona research to ensure that everything I create makes your customers smile and your competitors feel a little sick.
And I wear a white SEO hat to ensure the content has the best shot at first page domination.
I’m based in Milton Keynes, but don’t hold that against me. I was born in Scunthorpe.
My clients are big and small, local and international, and I work with design agencies in MK, Manchester and London.
My personal and business backstory
Like I said, I was born in Scunthorpe and grew up in a small village scrumping apples, hunting toads and rearing fallen rooks. And learning karate. I have a black belt. Sadly frayed.
I fell into writing. After getting a first in philosophy, I went to Oxford to work at my cousin’s design agency. The problem was that I couldn’t code. So I was asked to write their website. Then their clients’ websites. Brochures. Blogs. You get the picture…
I then worked for a concierge service. Web content. Articles in luxury magazines. I also promoted a supplier network of 500 + hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and private clubs. Yes, that was me shaking tush to the Thong Song in Jimmy’z in Monte Carlo – with Sisqo. Someone had to.
Working for start-up, Human Potential Accounting, and their sister company, People Resolutions, I wrote the web copy, brochures, and thought-leadership pieces that featured both brands in publications like HR Zone, HR Magazine and HR Director. Clients included IAG Group, the BBC, GSK, RBS & Pearson. You can download some HR whitepapers here.
Finally, I went freelance. Living and working in Milton Keynes, home of the concrete cows, with six dogs. This is Megan and George.
No, the mighty Porge is yawning, not about to bite her fluffy head off. They’re Dandie Dinmont terriers. Breed’s almost extinct. Can’t fathom why…
(Intro image courtesy of super cool photographer, Ryan McGuire.)