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 and organisations. I pride myself on writing clear and persuasive copy that resonates with people. I believe writing is a whole lot more than pretty words on a page – it’s a way to engage, inspire, educate and entertain. I set out to make people think and get under the hood of how they feel.

As a writer, my work has appeared in The Urban List, BuzzFeed, Books+Publishing, Crikey, Broadsheet, Forbes Travel Guide, Junkee, Time Out, Concrete Playground, The Readings Monthly, FlypChart, Quickflix, Mamamia, Hip Paris, Women’s Health & Fitness and SPOOK Magazine.

As a copywriter, I have written copy for Tundra Interactive, Studio OngaratoMalthouse Theatre, RMIT University, Digital360Self-Titled, SANE AustraliaGrenadeDealCorpEast Eleven, Deakin UniversityiBuildNewBlogger SidekickThe Jacky Winter Group, Melbourne Convention BureauFlypChartTess Follett PhotographySo GoudaDDG DigitalBeinArt GalleryBrands ExclusiveSkinnyMint Teatox, Beauro App and The Fox Darkroom & Gallery.

As an editor, I’ve provided structural edits to art books like Metamorphosis II and corporate publications such as the annual report at RMIT University. I’ve worked one-on-one with authors such as Ben Sanders to perfect their manuscripts for submission to publishers and copy-edited marketing materials for online brands and retailers.

These days, copywriting is my main bread and butter: it’s what I do best. From website content for leading law firms to education brochures for Melbourne’s top universities, I’ve written copy for a diverse range of industries. I’ve even written daily horoscopes – and yep, I made them up completely.

If you’ve read this far down the page, you’re probably wondering two things: how can I help you, and is there somewhere nearby to get a snack? The answer to your first question is simple: by writing words that deliver information succinctly. Whether you have a property campaign that needs a mid-weight copywriter, a growing business that needs a great website, or a brand story that’s begging to be told without boardroom clichés, I can help you. Drop me a line including as much detail as possible about your deadlines and deliverables, and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

My portfolio and testimonials are great places to start if you want to read samples of my work or find out who I’ve worked with (and what they think of me!) Stick around and have a look at the rest of my website while you’re here.  I’m proud of my work, I’m proud of my clients, andI’m proud of the words I’ve brought into the world.

When I’m not writing, I’m usually reading, running or playing unapologetically competitive games of Scrabble. But I like writing best of all.

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