Don't just take it from me: hear what previous clients have to say about what it's like working with me.

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"Full of innovative ideas"

"I am impressed by Melissa's natural aptitude for crafting engaging content, attention to detail and ability to deliver good quality work while responding to our needs."

Anabelle Chaumun


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"Lovely to work with"

"Melissa's depth of knowledge on environmental subject matter has meant we could jump straight into the direction planning and writing phase of this work."

Hannah Magee

Sustainability Manager

Guide Dogs

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"I knew we were in the best hands"

"Melissa cleverly facilitated the workshops. What felt like a conversation to us, Melissa was expertly gleaning the information she needed for an effective and punchy messaging document. I would highly recommend Melissa for any of your copywriting work."

Veronica Rudd

South Tyneside Council

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"Melissa's passion for conservation shines through"

"It was a pleasure to work with someone who so obviously wants to use her skills for good. I highly recommend Melissa and we will be working with her again at the earliest opportunity."

Emily Cunningham

A Motion for the Ocean

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"Incredibly knowledgeable"

"I would thoroughly recommend using Mel's services and she was a pleasure to work with."

Chris Scarffe

Madagascar Film & Photography

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"The ultimate self-starter"

"From day one Melissa was looking for creative hooks, new story angles and opportunities for the charity which have led to some outstanding features, news items and interviews."

Charlotte Speedy

Guide Dogs

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"Friendly, professional and enthusiastic"

"Right from day one, Mel was a pleasure to work with. The copy she produced was to a very high standard and she was extremely efficient, completing tasks well before the set deadlines which made her a real asset to the team. Thanks Mel!"

Ella Mawson

Original Travel

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"Much-loved and hugely accomplished"

"Melissa was a huge asset to our small Mozambique-based organisation."

Simon Pierce

Marine Megafauna Foundation

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"Concise, actionable and supportive"

"I came away from the session with a clear idea of what I needed to do next, and I felt confident that I could do it.

Thanks so much Mel!"

Sally Dear

Ducky Zebra

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"That calming feeling of being in good hands"

"I felt uplifted by her interest, impressed by her knowledge, inspired by her ideas and appreciative of her thoughtful approach.

Truly top notch."

Larissa Clark

This Chapter

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"Aligned with our vision and values"

"It was comforting to know that Mel’s own values and comms ethos aligned with ours from the outset – something that is super important when working with a consultant.'

Camilla Todd

SUP & Soul

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"Hugely supportive"

"Her positive, accurate focus and enthusiasm for my project, combined with a realistic awareness of its scale, really boosted my confidence and energy.'

Zoë Bicât

Walk for Earth

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"Everything you look for"

"Mel is an excellent writer, creative, well-connected and hard working. Plus, she's an all round lovely person with a passion for the ocean and conservation."

James Brooke

Rooster PR

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"Invaluable and indispensable"

"Melissa’s strategic input, creativity and attention to detail has made her an invaluable and indispensable part of my support network in a challenging work environment."

Grainne Kennedy

British Deaf Association

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"A pleasure to work with"

"Creative and tenacious, Mel achieves brilliant results and delivers to a consistently high standard. "

Nicola Dodd

Cancer Research UK

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"Creative, organised and passionate"

"Melissa consistently delivers excellent results."

Laura Peters

Cancer Research UK

Ready to chat?


Great to hear you're interested in working together - I'm always keen to hear about exciting new stories from marine conservationists, potential commissions from editors and suitable briefs from prospective clients.

So, let's chat. You can send me an email (I aim to respond within three working days, usually sooner) or book a call below. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Please note: due to high demand, I often have a wait time for new clients and cannot guarantee last-minute availability.

As such, please give as much notice as possible for your projects. Thank you!

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