My background and the writing services that I offer
I am a freelance writer with a passion for finding the right words and the right tone of voice for my clients.
I have been based in the Westcountry for over 30 years, and so I started writing about the South West - its special landscapes & places, homes & lifestyles and inspirational people of Devon, Dorset and Somerset, before travelling further afield.
I have written about property and regional travel within the tourism industry for the past 10 years. My camera is a constant companion ensuring that the written word comes hand in hand with a visual image too. All the photography on my website is my own.
A previous life as an interior designer hinged on an understanding of 'how' people live not just 'where' they live. My lifestyle writing is kept alive and grounded through the people I meet and talk with every day. This has grown into a focus on mindfulness and the emotions that drive us.
People, communities and unique local businesses are all sources of inspiration for my work. I find the right words for marketing and publicity materials. I approach a brief with empathy, understanding and on the back of careful research.
I write regular blogs (examples are in the Mind's Eye tab), one-off articles and series. I am happy to work at short notice and have no fear of deadlines!
I worked with Anna for many years in my last role as Head of Marketing and Communications in the travel industry. She writes with a certain eloquence that makes reading her stories a delight. Some writers fall into overuse of adjectives - a lazy way to describe, but Anna has always found a way to write about people, places and experiences that appeals to a wide audience in an imaginative and inspiring way. I hope to make use of her extensive experience in my own marketing company, not least because it is always a pleasure to speak with someone so caring and passionate who takes obvious pride in her work.
Katie Chown - Creative Director, KCM
Throughout the seven years in which Anna was our dedicated property manager of our cottage in Somerset, we found her to be the consummate professional, genuinely enthusiastic about our property, understanding what it meant to us, and always keen to deliver what we were looking for. Through my own long-standing CBI career in customer service, I can recognise quality when I see it, and Anna never failed to disappoint. We were particularly impressed by her eloquent and enticing written description of our cottage and its surroundings in the Quantocks, which reflected her own appreciation of our property and was always acknowledged as a true representation by visiting guests. Her talents also extended to photography, and photographs were regularly refreshed to provide a different take. I wish her well in her new ventures - she will be a hard act to follow.