What I do.
And what they say.
Clients rely on me for content writing and English coaching.
I work with people in different countries and different industries including engineering, energy, finance, technology, accounting, travel, property, communications, education, health.
Please scroll down for projects and testimonials.
AECOM is the world's premier infrastructure company. I was commissioned to write and edit key sections of a 70-page manifesto on the future of London.
"Working to a tight deadline, Ian quickly understood the brief, conducted interviews with industry specialists, and developed content which aligned with the brief. Ian’s flexibility in adapting copy and production of concise thought leadership was excellent and delivered to a very high standard. The changing demands of the project were well managed by Ian and his insight has been invaluable to what we hope, when launched, will be an impactful report. We look forward to working with him in future."
Emma Vandore, Head of Content and Editorial, AECOM.
RWE is Germany's largest Energy company. I provide weekly English training for two groups of native Germans in RWE's occupational health team.
"Ian is a very appreciative English trainer. He gives you hints and corrections in a great way. It is so valuable that he is a native speaker; you learn ‘real’ English. In our small group everyone is taken into account and Ian uses a great mix of methods. We practice everyday conversations, talk about topic-specific texts, and use podcasts and practice sheets to support the online lessons. I really look forward to my English lessons because learning with Ian is fun. Even the grammar! You can see an improvement in a short time."
Esther Havertz, Health Specialist, RWE.
Silx is a digital content agency serving companies in the UAE. I write 1,000-word articles on the merits of starting a business in the Emirates. The articles are ghost-written for different clients.
"Ian is a great writer. He’s worked on thought leadership articles for several of our key clients across numerous industries. He’s reliable, gets back to you quickly, and always delivers great work on deadline. All of which is exactly what any digital marketing agency needs from a writer. Highly recommended."
Kris Evans, Head of Content, Silx.
Cunard is a British shipping and cruise line providing refined travel around the globe. I deliver business English coaching to the Senior Brand Partnerships Manager.
"I absolutely loved working with Ian. After an initial consultation sharing my concerns, fears and insecurities when speaking in public, Ian created a programme that suited me perfectly! His kind and non-judgemental approach made me feel relaxed and open to make the most of our sessions. His practical advice and material enabled me to apply the learnings from day one, not only at work but also in my daily life. I now feel a lot more confident and less ‘in my head’ when speaking in meetings and even friends and colleagues have noticed the change. I cannot wait to see what else my coaching sessions with Ian will bring."
Cristina Munoz, Senior Brand Partnerships Manager, Cunard.
Editing & English support
WaytoBill is a fintech startup in Sweden building next generation payment options for businesses in Europe. I helped develop clear messages to attract investment and promote the fintech's innovative payment offerings.
"Ian knows the power of great content. And he knows exactly how to use it to create the impact you desire. I have been working with Ian on several language and content projects and the result is always excellent. He is a friendly person and very enjoyable to collaborate with."
Magnus Bendelin, CEO, WaytoBill.
Insights & marketing content
Praxity is the world's leading alliance of independent accounting firms, with 56 members in 121 countries. I write insights on global business issues and marketing content to engage members and their clients. My 'topical' and 'insightful' articles helped Praxity win Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year.
"Ian is a valued member of the team and has significantly improved the way Praxity informs and engages with its member firms worldwide. I have no hesitation in recommending him for any copywriting or content writing positions.”
Graeme Gordon, Executive Director, Praxity.
VIRTUAL EXPO, FRANCE
Virtual Expo in an online exhibition company rated as one of the best places to work in France. I provided English coaching to helped sales people use clear, compelling English in their international calls.
"I highly recommend Ian. He worked as our English instructor for several years, during which time he continually demonstrated the quality of his teaching abilities. He provided a professional, personalised service which helped our employees improve their English communication skills. Ian’s primary mission was to help our sales people meet their objective of being able to negotiate clearly and effectively with clients all over the world."
Vincent Gerard, CEO, Virtual Expo.
Writing & editing
Glow is an award-winning brand, creative and design agency. I write brochures and digital marketing content for Glow's clients in the engineering, construction, property, leisure and tourism industries.
"I have just had my first read through of the web copy and I LOVE it! Your ability to capture our brand personality and tone is just brilliant. Your content made me feel all proud to be part of Glow. Thank you so much."
Lisa Lavis, CEO, Glow.
Kudelski Group secures data, content and assets for clients worldwide. I provide English coaching and writing support for professionals in the Group's digital television (Nagravision) and public access (SKIDATA) divisions.
"Since working with Ian, we’ve seen a marked improvement in the output of our team’s non-native English speakers. This is highly motivating for the individuals and for the company."
Andrea Schmelz, Talent & Development Manager, Kudelski Group.
Writing & editing
Greatweek is a fintech startup providing an all-in-one banking, payments and accounting tool for SMEs in the USA. I was commissioned to make Greatweek's website content clear and compelling, and tell their story in a powerful new way.
"Thanks for your great work, Ian."
Daniel Bessmert, CEO, Greatweek.