I'm a copywriter
My name's Martin J Williams.
I live in Manchester, UK.
I write copy that sells.
Talk to me on 07806 064015 or mail me at UK copywriting
Convention seems to dictate that this is the point at which I tell you all about my many years experience in Advertising, Marketing and PR, the heights I've scaled within international media giants, my list of 'blue chip' clients. Maybe I could toss in a gushing testimonial or twelve. I might mention my new book or even drop a few words like 'meme', 'leverage' or ‘granularity’ to showcase my know-how. Surely the very least I could do is offer a picture of myself as a young child, a bit grainy, a bit goofy.
Thing is..... much as I'd like to lay my credentials on with an industrial sized trowel. Even if I wanted to, modesty forbids me.
Ok.... I've been extremely busy for an extremely long time writing all manner Marketing Copy, Web copy, SEO copywriting, SEO articles, blog copy and reports. Also completing an Institute of Copywriters diploma.
From gastric bands to golf, CRM to command and control communication systems, reports for International Music Export Offices through marketing, technology, SEO, music, sport, pharmaceuticals, medical, and finance, I've shared, expressed, opined and persuaded.
As a freelance copywriter I've worked with a range of agencies whose clients include major UK and Manchester copywriting agencies, SEO players, finanacial companies, online marketing agencies and direct marketing rock stars.
"From SEO copy to blogs to articles and brochures Martin writes consistent, quality web content - I won't hesitate to use him again in the future."
Chris Horner of Top Page says, “Creative, Individual and a great visionary when it comes to interesting, effective copy. I can highly recommend Martin, although I'd rather keep him as a well kept secret!”
Most of my work is bound by non-disclosure and confidentiality, so I’m unable to offer a great many examples. I’d be more than happy to send you non branded writing samples though.
Before my life as freelance copywriting...... I was... for want of a better definition - training. I didn't know it at the time, but I was building up to starting UKcopywriting. Taking a very... very...... very long run up. More than 20 years worth of run up.
Observing, commentating, vacillating, incubating, studying, slumming, drumming, ballsing up; being me. For better - and occasionally worse. Lindsey Camp refers to pre-thinking. Yeah, that sounds better. I'll buy that. 20 years of pre-thinking.
Origins of a copywriter
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a successful musician, adored, respected, wealthy?
In my extremely long-winded attempt to find out, I spent much of my adult life in the back of a Ford Transit.
Bands, gigs, studios; there were close misses and a few cigarillos.
I nailed two deals – A&M and Manchester's very own Uglyman – had a radio hit and did the big in Japan thing with my band Nilon Bombers (who?). Did the ‘Best Song Award’ fling, with Silverman (who?) at the Playboy Mansions in L.A. There’s even a ghastly steel and glass trophy in an attic somewhere as testament to that one. Toured Ireland in the back of a cattle truck, recorded an album with self-proclaimed legend Kim Fowley - a once in a lifetime experience (hopefully).
It wasn't all Bunny Girls and Bacardi mind...... ohhhhh no...I've sold computers, CRM software, Springsteen bootlegs, miniature remote controlled indoor helicopters, SEO, song-writing and copywriting skills.
I've audited half of Green King's kitchen equipment and ordered the stock for Europe's largest Literature Festival. I set up alternative music venue Calmer* - promoting, managing and scheduling amazing, innovative international artists including Jim Bob and Fruitbat from Carter USM, Men Diamler, Devon Sproule, Paul Curreri, Peter Bruntnell and Jamie Lawson.
There's a degree in I.T. and Business Computing, a Trinity TESOL and a couple of years teaching and trading in China squeezed in too. It's been - on the whole – most enlightening.
That I've become a professional copywriter is of little surprise in a way. I've been writing all my life. Visit here for some of the most beautiful songs you've never heard.
The surprise really, is that it took me as long as it did to realise it. And to realise it.
That I’ve a life of living and learning that informs my writing.
That you’ve read this far, suggests I must be doing something right.
So here's the pitch - Effective copy is fresh copy. Get ‘above the noise’ and engage your customers. Dare to see your copy as your marketing differential and dare to invest in it.
For powerful, highly persuasive, profitable copy use UKcopywriting.com
Talk to me about your copywriting requirements. Mail me or call 07806 064015
The power of persuasive copywriting
Chances are – you’re reading this because you have a copywriting requirement and you already understand the benefits of professional copywriting.
Whether you are a business owner, a creative director, in marketing or maybe from an SEO agency, you know that quality writing wins hearts and minds. That the right copy is key in you fulfilling your business objectives.
You also know that to get the job done properly you need a near impossible combination of inspiration, experience, reliability and know-how. Someone prepared to think the unthinkable. Someone prepared to smash the clock. And you don't want to have to break the bank to work with that kind of rare flower.
Hmmm.... Thinking what I'm thinking?
"Martin is a highly experienced writer and digital media expert. His copy is vivid, engaging and very professional, delivering on time, on brief and on budget."Paul Brindley, MD - Music Ally.com
Try this - Call me on 07806 064015 - You tell me what you want. I’ll tell you what I can do - when I can do it by and for what price. Mail me here if you prefer.
Am I qualified? - Yes - A BA Hons in I.T. and Business Computing and a Dip CW (Inst. CW)
Experienced? - In many things.
Reliable? - Extremely.
Contactable? - Readily.
Am I expensive? No. Just great value. Contact me. We can discuss your project.
What's your story? What do you want? More sales, visitors, subscribers, members, leads, calls?
I'll write you the words to get you there.
Talk to me about your project, mail me here or call 07806 064015