Writing

Turning raw information into logical and fluent text

If you wish me to write some text or web content in English using information you have already sourced, I will be following your brief as to its intended audience, style of language, house style, length, etc.

Once the text has been completed to your satisfaction, it should definitely be proofread, and possibly copy-edited. As I will have been the author, it would be better if someone else were to proofread and/or copy-edit it. I can arrange a subcontractor for either or both of these tasks if you wish.

If you need to translate into Welsh what I have written for you, I can also subcontract this, or refer you to a reliable contractor. 

15 February 2024 – I do not have the capacity to accept new clients at the moment.

Prices

Rates run from 1 March to 28 (or 29) February. For 2024/25 the writing rate for corporate clients is £48.00/hour; for private individuals, £43.20/hour. I do not charge VAT.

The amount of work needed to create different texts will, of course, vary. You will receive a bespoke service; the examples below are just that: examples. That said, as a general rule the longer the text, the less the cost per word. There is no additional charge for arranging a subcontractor or a referral for an additional service, so long as these services are tied to a writing job that I have done for you.

To give you an idea of the cost of writing, here are examples of real past writing jobs, costed per word at 2024/25 rates:

  • a 2,500-word proposal for a university department – 48.0p
  • an 11,000-word report for a housing association – 38.1p.

The word counts in these examples have been rounded. I have not yet been commissioned to write for a private individual using information they have sourced.

Projects using this service

Report for Cymdeithas Tai Eryri

I pulled together a report from raw statistics and focus group results

Cymdeithas Tai Eryri had collected statistical data from its 'hard to heat' houses that had been fitted with air source heat pumps and insulation. Focus groups had also been held with the tenants.

I was commissioned to write a draft report; the 9,000-word text was finalised by the client.

Cymdeithas Tai Eryri was a housing association in Gwynedd and Anglesey; it is now part of Grŵp Cynefin.

What my clients say

Hoffwn ddiolch yn arw i Sue am y holl waith trwyadl a gwerthfawr mae hi wedi gwneud, ac rwyf yn sicr bydd yr adroddiad yn help mawr i ni.
(We thank Sue sincerely for the thorough and valuable work she’s done, and I’m sure that the report will be of enormous help to us.)

Community Initiatives Manager