Hello, I’m Claire Hewson.
No project is too big or small for me. Whether you need a one-off blog post or a complete website, just brief me and I’ll get straight to work.
My path as a writer began one rainy day in a Welsh holiday cottage when I was about seven years old. Sitting in a gloomy living room with a Peter Rabbit exercise book and a collection of scented rubbers I wrote the stories of Reggie Rabbit. More stories followed about fairies, witches, wizards etc, and so the spell was cast.
Fast forward past student days at Leeds University to the late 1990s when I wrote features for The Lady and the children’s magazine Aquila as well as articles for company magazines and fillers for the Cambridge News.
After graduating, I worked as a secretary for different firms of surveyors and solicitors and then I became an editorial assistant at Penguin Books. Some years later I gained a PGCE in primary education from the University of Greenwich, a PTLLS in adult education and a CELTA certificate. I taught in primary schools for 10 years, and in the evenings and holidays I tutored adults and wrote articles for Primary Teacher Update and Practical Preschool magazine.
In 2013 my son was born and I decided to stop teaching and focus completely on writing. Whilst continuing to write for educational publications, I trained as a freelance copywriter and a content strategist. I now help all kinds of businesses to raise their brand profile and successfully sell their products.
My past and current clients include:
I’ve also written several educational books including Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in practice published by Practical Preschool Books.
For me, life is about learning new skills and encountering fresh challenges. There’s nothing more enjoyable than the challenge of making a subject interesting and accessible to a particular audience.
If you come to me I can promise you absolute dedication to learning your brand in order to produce fresh, outstanding copy that delivers what you’ve set out to achieve.