“A very talented writer…”
“Neil’s copy is always first rate and he never has any problems meeting deadlines.
“He can clearly juggle many projects at one time and he is also willing to give feedback on briefs, which is important. He also knows his subjects very well and is willing to do tons of research to ensure he is an expert at most things.
“Not only is he a very talented writer, but he also a sense of humour. An excellent hire and probably a good team player at a pub quiz.”
– Craig Spence
Communications Director, International Paralympic Committee
“Always… a high standard.”
“We have a wealth of data, information and experience in our business which often sits in our experts’ minds. Due to time pressure and client work, our ability to deliver timely thought leadership has always been a challenge. Neil worked with our experts to interview them and gather the key information from a variety of sources, taking the onus off the team to put pen to a blank sheet of paper.
“We've worked with Neil on different projects, from thought leadership pieces through to video scripts, and the output has always been of a high standard and met our brief accurately.”
– Katie Duance
Head of Communications, Dentsu Aegis Network
“Neil's been a breath of fresh air. He’s taken on new projects seamlessly and is able to deliver great copy efficiently. His enthusiasm for every project and his keenness to understand the client’s needs make him a valued member of the team.”
– Heidi Nagaitis
Senior Account Manager, Monitor Creative
“An excellent standard…”
“We used the services of Neil for some proofreading work we needed on the RLWC2021 Host Bid Guide. He not only conducted the work on a tight deadline, but did it to an excellent standard.
“We would ... engage with the services of Neil in the future.”
– Stephen Brown
Programme Manager, Rugby League World Cup 2021
“Always delivered on time and on spec.”
“I’m extremely happy with the standard of writing and service Neil provided. We have tight deadlines and Neil always delivered on time and on spec, happy to go out of his way if queries needed answering at short notice.
“I’d be happy to recommend him to any potential new client.”
– Emily Anderson
Head of Production, Grange Communications
“I would highly recommend Neil to anyone.”
“I approached Neil about training to improve my writing and grammar. Our sessions were highly informative and noticeably improved my writing ability.
“One of Neil’s many teaching strengths is his ability to break down and simplify the more complicated elements of language and grammar – the things you’re hardly ever taught at school or college. His non-judgemental teaching style and extensive experience, as both a journalist and copywriter, was extremely helpful.
“Neil’s lessons covered everything from common grammatical mistakes, to effective press releases and feature writing. I found his training sessions to be informative, well structured and engaging.
“I would highly recommend Neil to anyone. He is a knowledgable mentor who will adapt his teaching methods to all abilities, whether you already have prior experience as a writer – as I did – or are just starting out.”
– Theo Watt
Creative Copywriter, Social Chain
“Completely transformed the business.”
“I've worked with Neil in two different industries. As well as providing work of the highest quality, always on time, in an efficient manner and to brief, the sheer respect he demands from his peers and those who work around him is a sure sign of his outstanding ability, work ethic and quality personality.
“He takes time to understand the purpose behind what he is writing, and has a unique style that makes his work stand out above others. He understands when is appropriate for him to question a brief and to add his own spin on things too, which is important. Having that additional input to a brief is vital.
“To give some specific examples… I presented Neil with a massive brain dump of my business. For many years, it has struggled with identity, meaning that potential clients and suppliers are unsure of who we are and what we do. Spending some time with Neil, and then assigning him with the task of sorting out the brand positioning, has completely transformed the business and put it on a specific clear path for the better.”
“Neil's cuttings demonstrate his ability as a writer, both journalism and commercial, and his skill at putting over a story. And anyone spending time with him will realise he has the kind of personality that makes working with him a pleasure.
“But as important, professionally, is his reliability. Once agreed, a deadline is a serious commitment, no matter how tight or how much it means working over. He doesn’t panic under pressure. He gets the job done – and to a high standard.
“I would have no hesitation in recommending Neil.”
– Richard Coomber
Director, Gosnay's Sports Agency