A freelance copywriter with an English lecturing background.
Hello, how’s it going? I’m Tom, a freelance copywriter based in Brighton and Hove.
I help SMEs get visible by delivering professional copy that’s loaded with words that pop, words that get heads nodding, and words that’ll keep your competitors turning in their sleep.
Known to some as Mr Davies, I have a background as an English lecturer. That means your copy is in safe hands. It also means I’m quite handy in a pub quiz literature round.
Speaking of rounds…it’s your shout, isn’t it?
How I work
Slouching in front of a 13-inch laptop screen from 9 to 5 isn’t my bag – it’s a recipe for bad copy. Instead, I follow the process below, working in high-octane, intensive sprints of 3-4 hours at a time.
Before drafting, I turn all Columbo by researching the ins and outs of your project. Many 2B pencils are disfigured at this stage.
I wait for things to sink in, and then – usually around 2.34am – I’m rudely awoken by flashes of creativity. Ideas start to bubble. Sentences start to sprout. Luckily, all good copywriters have a bedside notepad.
Gloves off. It’s just me and the cursor. At this stage I attack the copy head-on, filling the page with words that work for you, your business, and your customers. Rarely does the cursor make it to the twelfth round. I’ve KO’ed it well before then! 🥊
Next, I walk away from the dictating pixels of my screen and think about your copy at a distance. Like Jack in The Shining, I become a little obsessive. Except, I don’t axe holes in my doors! Usually.
Before your copy is sent for professional proofreading, I interrogate every single word and sentence. If they’re not working hard enough to sell your stuff, they’re sent packing! The result? Copy that’ll make you visible.
Why choose me?
A satchel full of chalk sticks, detention slips, and creativity
Flaunting in my tweed blazer with faux leather elbow patches, I’ve shown hundreds of students the power of words.
Verbs to get pulses raising, adjectives to get adrenaline racing, analogical overextensions to…no? Gone too far? Oh, you get the point, right?
Anyway – these days, I don’t just talk the talk, I walk the walk. These days, I help people just like you by writing unignorable copy that’s guaranteed to land you an A* with your readers. Class dismissed.
“I know nothing!”
Unlike a copywriter who niches in a particular industry, I have the advantage of knowing nothing. This means I approach your copy as a complete novice – and if you ask me, that’s a good thing.
It means I don’t carry the risk of using industry-specific terms or alien acronyms that’ll leave your readers scratching their heads wondering what you mean.
Instead, they’ll be reading head-nodding copy that’s written by one novice for another.
Top 10 at Scrabble within a 5-mile radius. Probably.
Most copywriters will warn you not to play them at Scrabble. Given the most revolting tray of tiles, they’re still able to somehow fashion a word with ‘X’ landing on the triple letter score.
I’m no different. I have a thing about little square tiles and words in general. I’ve got an inherent knack for finding the right combination to smoke the competition. And by hiring me, we’ll smoke your competition, too.
My record Scrabble score: 462