Who I am

Jo Thomas freelance writer editor Bristol

The quick read

I’m a freelance writer and editor based in South Wales with over 15 years’ experience of putting expertise into words.

Collaborating with individuals, agencies and organisations, I craft copy that communicates a message and gets the job done. I’ve worked on projects for many clients across the UK and Europe – from local charities and independent creatives to big name brands and national businesses.

The bonus material

As well as conjuring up combinations of words, cutting them back and moving them around until they’re in the very best order, I also help others think about how words can work harder for them bringing my skills as project manager, admin geek and workshop leader into the mix.

My obsession with the 26 characters of the alphabet started when I was at primary school and my story got chosen to be read out to the class instead of the usual storytime book. After school, I went on to what I thought at the time was the only way to keep learning about books and writing, studying English at the University of Nottingham and gaining a first-class degree in 2001. I’ve worked in several different sectors over the years including arts, charity, government, corporate and non-profit, but in 2008 I realised the part of all the jobs I liked best was the writing. So I went to do an MA in Professional Writing at University College Falmouth and have been writing and editing freelance ever since.

I also write children’s fiction for which I’m represented by Clare Wallace at Darley Anderson.

Here’s more about what I dowhat people say about me and my experience. You can browse examples under the work menu above or see more info on my LinkedIn profile.

You can also catch up with me on Twitter and I’m a member of the writers’ organisation 26 and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.