I have been creating web pages and content for both online publications, and printed books, magazines and CD booklets, independently and on request, since 2002. I have been providing social media and website audits for the last year.
Below are the testimonials from some of the people I have worked for.
Martin Roach, Publisher and Author
“Finding a freelance writer is easy; finding a great one is most definitely not. I have commissioned Jo to write many pieces for my publications over a number of years and have always found her work to be fascinating, crafted and, crucially, punctually delivered. More often than not, Jo will deliver more than expected and always puts energy and passion into her words. I would recommend her unreservedly.”
Alan Wilson, Producer and Recording Studio Owner
“As a record label, I’ve had to enlist Jo for help on many occasions. Jo has sourced photographs, researched information and helped with notes for some CD releases. A resourceful and knowledgeable girl she has never let me down and her first class service comes with a smile. I can highly recommend.”
Craig Brackenridge, Author
“I have worked with Jo on a variety of writing projects since 2006 including reference books, blogs and CD sleeve notes. It has been a pleasure to work with her on these projects and her writing has always been entertaining and informative.
The copy has always been delivered well before any deadline and arrives in a concise and well-edited form. In particular, Jo’s personal reminisces paint a vivid picture of time and place and her blog interviews gently prise some fantastic information from the people she interviews.
I always look forward to seeing Jo’s new writing and her current blog manages to seamlessly tie together underground music genres, travel writing, personal musings, positive thinking, recipes & book reviews in a uniquely satisfying way.”
Danny Bedocs, Editor and Creative Director, Milkcow Magazine
“Before I launched Milkcow Magazine I knew it had to portray the UK vintage lifestyle and culture in a way that resonated with the intended audience. Our target market was both general public with an avid curiosity for the 1940s and 1950s, plus the people that already lived and breathed this lifestyle and were sensitive to the way ‘their scene’ would be portrayed.
As simple as this may seem to some it was an extremely sensitive balancing act. I knew that this could only be achieved with rich content that spoke from the heart, with personality and passion that would both excite and inform the readers.
Jo’s grasp of this, right from the off, created an instant appeal with all readers. The depth of knowledge and her own unique style of writing ensured each piece stood out from the crowd and kept the readership interested and hungry for more. An appetite that Jo would feed every month, creating her own mouthwatering recipes and delivering them on a plate ready to tempt the most educated of palates.
Jo’s contribution to Milkcow Magazine was second to none and I would have no hesitation in recommending her personally for future copywriting and research projects.”
Website and Social Media Audits
Ali Richards, Summerley Digital
“I would highly recommend Jo for website usability testing and UX reviews. I recently built a new website and needed a fresh pair of eyes to test the functionality, look and feel. Jo gave me invaluable feedback and was extremely thorough in her testing. She uncovered broken links, highlighted layout issues, suggested useful additional content and recommended changes for usability. Her service is affordable and invaluable, exactly what I needed.”
Social Media Management
I have created and maintain the Facebook pages for several bands and businesses. In addition to those, and the Facebook and Twitter pages for my own blog, I also run a music fan page and a gig guide.
G Cayton, King Kurt
“Jo has been dealing with all our social media/web accounts, since 2002 and has been doing an exemplary job. As borderline technophobes, we would be totally lost without her activities.”
Pip Hancox, Guana Batz
“As the music industry evolved into the more modern, social media age, we as a band were a little caught off guard and soon realized the whole playing field had changed regarding band promotion and communications.
As a longtime friend and fan of the band, Jo soon offered up her assistance in bringing us up to speed in 2006 and we couldn’t be happier. She’s always on top of everything and never fails to make sure things are handled in a timely manner. A real pleasure to work with.
I’m convinced that not only our band but our whole scene has benefited from Jo’s selfless contributions over the years. An incredible accomplishment for one girl with an unwavering passion for anything she involves herself in.”
Billy Oxley, Musician
” It was evident right from the start that Jo’s knowledge and enthusiasm are second to none and that she is the driving force behind some of the music scene’s biggest band websites and magazines. It is really special for my band that Jo takes care of our website and her help has been a big factor in my band’s popularity. Her dedication to what she does is outstanding.”