Copywriter, Editor and Journalist

 

Words are amazing tools. I’ve written professionally for many years but I’m still amazed at how effective they are in conveying our passions and persuading other people to come on board.

My clients tell me that I bring ‘a bit of magic’ to the materials I write or edit for them, breathing life into something potentially dull or confusing.

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I can:

  • Create lively, easy-to-read text which draws readers into the page
  • Summarise complex, rambling manuscripts to give them shape and impact
  • Respond to the needs of different formats eg, writing for websites and adapting materials for easy communication through new media eg. Twitter, Facebook etc
  • Identify themes and concepts which will give structure to website, books, reports and articles
  • ‘Plain English’ materials to make them accessible to wider audiences
  • Write for a very wide range of audiences, adapting the material to their levels of understanding and need
  • Work alongside young people or other client groups to turn their ideas into effective written formats
  • Work with and commission designers, photographers, printers and other writers – briefing them so they clearly understand the concept and aims of the project and feel involved and motivated

Contact me to talk about your communication needs. I’m very happy to take on small one-off assignments as well as larger projects. My rates are reasonable and responsive to the needs of different sectors.

What people are saying about my writing

Henrietta writes like a dream - she really helped us with our website - and also knows how to enthuse people as a trainer. I love working with her!

Simon Wilson, Director, Wilson Sherriff
2013-12-01T14:53:40+00:00
Henrietta writes like a dream - she really helped us with our website - and also knows how to enthuse people as a trainer. I love working with her! Simon Wilson, Director, Wilson Sherriff
I have engaged Henrietta Bond's services for several years on a variety of publishing projects including our Annual Review, writing features for our monthly magazine and writing and editing books. She is a skilled writer and editor and approaches her commissions with enthusiasm and professionalism and has always completed the work to deadline. Her commitment to the subject matter is very apparent and she has been able to successfully adapt her writing style to suit the needs of particular publications and readerships including writing publicity materials, descriptive and moving personal accounts and informative guides.

Shaila Shah, Director of Publications, British Association for Adoption and Fostering

 
2013-12-01T14:55:30+00:00
I have engaged Henrietta Bond's services for several years on a variety of publishing projects including our Annual Review, writing features for our monthly magazine and writing and editing books. She is a skilled writer and editor and approaches her commissions with enthusiasm and professionalism and has always completed the work to deadline. Her commitment to the subject matter is very apparent and she has been able to successfully adapt her writing style to suit the needs of particular publications and readerships including writing publicity materials, descriptive and moving personal accounts and informative guides. Shaila Shah, Director of Publications, British Association for Adoption and Fostering  
Henrietta has developed and delivered plain English, advanced writing skills and speech writing courses for Wilson Sherriff repeatedly over the past 5 years. She is a real expert being herself a published non-fiction and fiction author. She has a talent for explaining good writing in a way that is accessible and non-threatening. For example she knows all about the rules of grammar and also how to use them in different kinds of writing. As well as delivering courses for us, she has edited our website and helped us with written materials - she writes clear, concise engaging text but with that touch of magic that turns it from words to prose

Carol Sherriff, CEO, Wilson Sherriff
2013-12-01T14:59:12+00:00
Henrietta has developed and delivered plain English, advanced writing skills and speech writing courses for Wilson Sherriff repeatedly over the past 5 years. She is a real expert being herself a published non-fiction and fiction author. She has a talent for explaining good writing in a way that is accessible and non-threatening. For example she knows all about the rules of grammar and also how to use them in different kinds of writing. As well as delivering courses for us, she has edited our website and helped us with written materials - she writes clear, concise engaging text but with that touch of magic that turns it from words to prose Carol Sherriff, CEO, Wilson Sherriff
Henrietta is a wonderful communicator who is able to share her extensive knowledge in an easily understandable way. She is succinct and will expand when asked which I continually find extremely helpful in research tasks. Her knowledge of fostering and adoption, and her willingness to share information and contacts is invaluable. Henrietta is a pleasure to work with. We have communicated via phone, email and face to face, and I have always found her to be pleasant, personable and easy to talk to. Her writing - both fiction and non fiction - is very informative, created and based on years of experience. I would highly recommend her to work as a consultant and to run informative sessions

Emma Whittaker, The Dumping Ground (2) at BBC
2013-12-01T15:03:59+00:00
Henrietta is a wonderful communicator who is able to share her extensive knowledge in an easily understandable way. She is succinct and will expand when asked which I continually find extremely helpful in research tasks. Her knowledge of fostering and adoption, and her willingness to share information and contacts is invaluable. Henrietta is a pleasure to work with. We have communicated via phone, email and face to face, and I have always found her to be pleasant, personable and easy to talk to. Her writing - both fiction and non fiction - is very informative, created and based on years of experience. I would highly recommend her to work as a consultant and to run informative sessions Emma Whittaker, The Dumping Ground (2) at BBC
Henrietta is full of ideas, unfailingly professional in all situations and responsive to different audiences. I have worked with her on a number of projects with vulnerable young people and she has shown the greatest integrity throughout and earned their trust in the process. She is very creative and writes extremely well to brief and on her own initiative.

Susanna Cheal OBE, Independent Consultant
2013-12-01T15:41:31+00:00
Henrietta is full of ideas, unfailingly professional in all situations and responsive to different audiences. I have worked with her on a number of projects with vulnerable young people and she has shown the greatest integrity throughout and earned their trust in the process. She is very creative and writes extremely well to brief and on her own initiative. Susanna Cheal OBE, Independent Consultant