Who am I?

Hello. My name is Ann Walker and I’m a freelance writer.

Sounds like the introduction to an addiction meeting, doesn’t it?

freelance writer Ann WalkerWell, in a way, it is.

Writing has been an addiction for me as far back as I can remember. Now, I’m addicted to helping businesses harness the power of words to promote themselves and their products or services.

I can help you to make the most of your website, your email shots, your newsletters and blogs to convert potential clients into customers. They will find the solutions to their needs and wants inside your business, not someone else’s.

My Unique Selling Points are:

  • I’m never totally happy with my work unless you are. I rewrite until you are (not that it usually takes more than one revision, if that);
  • I’m confident writing for almost any type of business. My research with you and wider will give me all the information I need to write sparkling copy that converts into customers.

Working with you and doing as much or as little as you ask, I’ll do what I do best- taking all the writing responsibilities off your shoulders and making your business words work better for you.

That leaves you to do what you do best – concentrating on the growth of your company and making your bank manager happy.

Just give me a call or drop me a line and we’ll discuss your plans and how we can achieve them together.

 

If you’re interested as to how I got here, read on…

A chance encounter…

As I said previously, I’ve always written stuff – all sorts of things from stories to poetry to factual pieces. I would have liked to make a living from writing, but didn’t really know how.

Until, one day years ago, I stumbled on a website which was looking for writers. All types of writers, but mostly for business copy – newsletters, blog posts and sales brochures.

‘How dull.’ I thought, ‘Who’d want to write stuff like that all day?’

However, at the bottom of the page was a job brief to write a 200-word newsletter piece on interior decorating trends that year. A tiny, simple and quick piece of work which they were actually offering to pay for. Being of a crafty nature (craftwork, that is!) I thought I could do that one and enjoy it, so to Google I went to do some research and I wrote the piece.

I submitted it for proofreading and editing, with a short, nervous and totally unprofessional note to say that it was my first such piece and apologies if it was no good.  I got a message back from the editor within an hour, telling me that it was perfect, no alterations needed and he thought I had a real talent for writing such things.

The rest is history…

Long story short, that kick-started my confidence and I haven’t looked back. Over the last few years, I’ve written everything from blogs for dentists, finance and insurance companies, and school equipment lessors; through articles on she-sheds, perfect compost heaps and Brexit; to whole websites of copy selling cars, recipes and photography, to name but a few.

And finally…

My crazy beagleA few bits about me personally:

I live on a narrowboat in Lincolnshire, UK, with my woodworking partner and a crazy beagle called Tiggy.

I have a BA(Hons) degree in conserving and restoring historic objects, which I waited 30-odd gap years before starting.

I’ve been a nurse, a teacher and a full-time antique restorer over the years.

Others have noted about me that:

  • I’m an avid maker of things, mostly in glass these days (stained, fused and flame-worked);
  • I’m obsessive about correct grammar, punctuation and spelling;
  • I’m not modest about my abilities;
  • I love all the iterations of Star Trek with a passion;
  • I can talk for England once I get started, and
  • I hate parsnips.

I couldn’t possibly comment.