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 tell you this at university, but without a strategy, writing is just pretty words on a page. I thrive on finding the emotional hook that engages audiences and draws 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 print and digital copy for Fabio Ongarato DesignDigital360, Tundra InteractiveEast ElevenMalthouse Theatre, SANE Australia, DealCorpBlogger SidekickRMIT University So GoudaDeakin UniversityiBuildNewBeinArt GalleryDDG DigitalTess Follett PhotographyFlypChartBrands Exclusive, Melbourne Convention Bureau, SkinnyMint Teatox, Beauro AppThe Fox Darkroom & Gallery and The Jacky Winter Group. I’ve worked with property developers, theatre companies, ecommerce platforms, tourism boards, digital agencies, tertiary institutions, mental health charities, design studios, start-up businesses 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As an editor, I have worked with published and unpublished authors on structural changes to their writing as well as professional manuscript assessments.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 am an unapologetic grammar nerd who can spot a spelling, punctuation or style error from a mile away.

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.

When I’m not working, I enjoy running half-marathons, playing seven letter words in Scrabble and hosting book launches at Readings. I run a Freelance Writers Support Group on Facebook which has over 600 members and I love talking books with anyone who’ll listen.

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


Hilary Simmons Copywriter