I'M A WORDSMITH FOR HIRE...

Hi! My name’s Hilary, and I’m a Melbourne-based writer, copywriter and editor. You have landed on my website because you either consulted the internet oracle called Google or got a personal referral. You are also probably completely awesome, and most likely very good looking.

I provide a wide range of writing, copywriting and editing services to brands, businesses, agencies, publications and organisations. I pride myself on developing copy that delivers results. They don’t teach you this at university, but without a well thought-out plan, writing is just pretty words on a page. I thrive on finding the emotional hook that connects with people and pulls them in.

As a writer, my work has appeared in The Urban ListBuzzFeedBooks+Publishing, Broadsheet, FlypChart, CrikeyForbes, Time Out, Concrete Playground, HiP ParisJunkeeReadings, Quickflix, Mamamia, SPOOK and Women’s Health & Fitness. 

As a copywriter, I have developed copy for Fabio Ongarato DesignDigital360, Tundra InteractiveEast ElevenMalthouse Theatre, SANE Australia, DealCorpBlogger SidekickRMIT University So Gouda, Deakin UniversityiBuildNewBeinArt GalleryTess Follett PhotographyDDG Digital, FlypChartBrands Exclusive, Melbourne Convention Bureau, SkinnyMint Teatox, Beauro AppThe Fox Darkroom & Gallery, The Jacky Winter Group and more. I’ve written catchy content for property developers, theatre companies, law firms, national universities, ecommerce platforms, marketing agencies, business development organisations, financial advisors, small start-ups, tourism boards, design studios, app developers, art galleries, mental health organisations and the not-for-profit sector. I’ve even written daily horoscopes – and yep, I made them up completely.

As an editor, I have worked with published and unpublished authors on structural changes to their writing as well as professional manuscript assessments. I have corrected manuscripts in the education sector and proofread several published books.

When I’m not working, I like running marathons, playing overly competitive games of Scrabble, and baking experimentally. I also host bookish events at Readings and run a Freelance Writers Support Group on Facebook with over 600 members.

I would love to hear from you if you are seeking writing, copywriting or editing services. Whether you have a website that needs crisp new copy, a marketing campaign that needs an experienced wordsmith, or a press release that needs editorial polish, I can help you. Write to me describing your project in as much detail as possible, and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Connect with me on LinkedIn, follow me on Twitter, or find out more about me here.

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