Alix King Freelance Copywriter

I’m a freelance journalist and copywriter living and working in Bournemouth.

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What is a copywriter?

Copywriting is ‘the act of writing copy (text) for the purpose of advertising or marketing a product, business, person, opinion or idea.’

Don’t confuse this with copyright: giving the owner exclusive rights to something. That’s patents.

Copywriters are experts in using words to make you money.

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Why do you need a copywriter?

Time is money – let the copywriter do the hard work for you. It isn’t just writing – copywriting involves research, grammatical knowledge, tone of voice…and that’s just for starters!

Copywriting takes study, hard work and commitment. Keeping up with industry updates, new technology and changes in marketing, copywriters create good copy that brings good return and has an extraordinary impact on your business.

With new eyes and a new look on the product, they are invaluable members of your team.

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Services

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SEO Content Writer

Get your site highly ranked with SEO content

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We’ve all been using Facebook and Twitter for years now. Although fun at first, social media has now become a very successful tool for brand awareness. I can engage with your audience and customers using correct tone of voice. Through thorough research and perfectly placed content, I can help select the key social ingredients to devise a plan to increase your brand awareness.
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Proofreading and Editing

I’ll make sure your copy is accurate and typo-free.

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Let me read your document, however big or small. I can guarantee that through my love of words and meticulous checking that your copy is perfect.

Social Media

It’s such an important tool! I can write for your platforms.

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I can engage with your audience and customers using correct tone of voice.

Through thorough research and perfectly placed content, I can help select the key social ingredients to devise a plan to increase your brand awareness.

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Editorial

Newspapers, magazines, interviews – leave ‘em with me!

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I can write an editorial piece for you with an extensive understanding of how that particular piece fits for every media platform.

Be it a magazine, newspaper or your own website and/or social media site, you can be safe in the knowledge that I can write an intelligent, witty article for your brand.

Digital Copywriting

Website, emails, e-shots, social media tools and adverts.

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Copy in the digital age can come in all different shapes and sizes. Given a brief I can write for your chosen market, with the correct tone of voice.

Website Content

A thorough rewrite or refresh with copy that sounds great.

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I can deliver content on brand, on brief and on time, to an understanding of how text works online.
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Why pick me?* (My career in a nutshell)

My career in a paragraph? Ooh good challenge. First – Journalism degree.

Then a freelance writer for lads’ mags FHM and Loaded. Great fun!

Then I went back-packing. (hold on, it gets better). Back to London, few various positions (one was at Net-a-Porter; great insight into the world of fashion that I had no place in).

Next – thought i’d study for a law degree. (proper hard work, that).

A turn at media giant IMG, writing intellectual property legal copy and telling Russian websites that they couldn’t knock-off content from our biggest client, Wimbledon.

Then off to the sunny isle of Bermuda to be a media reporter for a criminal barrister. Think ‘Death in Paradise’ but with more rum.

When I hit the UK again I started copywriting for agencies. Loved it, but I wanted to blow my own trumpet so went freelance again.

Yes my CV is eclectic – but I can write about boobs and bums for a client one day, then a serious legal-y white paper document the next. Tone of voice I can do – From 12 year old techies who love gaming, to middle-aged men in Lycra, ladies who love to lunch and retired Law partners.

I get it. I can immerse myself in every subject you throw at me and I’ll research the life out of it.

Experience is everything, and I have a whole load of that.

Or, put simply…Experienced Freelance Copywriter and journalist.

*Do you need more convincing?

About You

I have been approached for my writing help by several different individuals, companies and groups. I enjoy the challenge of a writing ‘problem’ and am confident that I can get my teeth into any writing test!

Read what others say about me…

As you would’ve read, Alix is something of a Polymath. I believe that makes her very good at writing copy. She can write and edit for offline and online, and for the latter – she knows the dark arts of SEO and how to weave the story in and out of social media for max effect. Her breadth of experience means she’s wise with the words and won’t let superlatives complicate the communication (unless you really want them to). She has a sharp wit and a good work ethical so more often than not, she’ll be badgering you for more detail/info/evidence. – I suspect this is from her days in journalism and law so you have been warned. Suffice to say that I would recommend Alix in a heartbeat.
George Beverley

Creative Director, Flourish Digital & Direct Marketing

As a copywriter of many years standing, I had the pleasure of working alongside Alix for several months, and I can wholeheartedly recommend her. She has all the chops: creative, fast, accurate, thorough, versatile and a great sense of humour. Cool trousers, too.
Adam Liddell

Senior Copywriter, Aylesworth Fleming

Alix is a wonderfully talented writer who has helped me on numerous projects. She has a power with words, huge depth of knowledge and she’s incredibly dedicated to researching her subject. Above all, her attention to detail and grammar is unbelievable. I’m almost worried about her finding an error in this recommendation. Fingers cross. Speak to Alix about content and copy. Always!

Carl Cahill

Creative Director and Founder, Salo Creative

From the corporate boilerplate to the informal editorial — Alix spins any sentence with deft skill, pulling words from an abundant lexicon. While always, at the heart of it the most thoroughly entertaining character to talk to. She’s lived a hell of a life, something that clearly adds that unique flavour to what she writes.

Ciaran Horrex

Founding Partner and Designer, Kin

Alix – just a quick note to say thanks very much for the work on our current Harbour Hotels company magazine, along with all the ad hoc marketing collateral you also helped out with, such as wedding brochures and restaurant adverts.

I must say I don’t tend to outsource our work, but from the get go you had so much enthusiasm and commitment that you put me at ease and it worked brilliantly.

I also have to note that the research you carried out prior to commencing the project goes to show how important every job is to you. No doubt we will be calling upon your services in the future.

Andy Dawson

Sales and Marketing Director, Harbour Hotels

Alix is a great writer. Actually she is exceptional. A fab person who really takes the time to understand the brief and audience. Then sets to it with an expectations flair.

My only worry writing this recommendation is that I am the worlds worst writer and I am sure she will pull my up on my use of grammar and spelling because I have no clue. Another reason why I like working with Alix. Oh and in addition to all of the above I prefer her way of spelling Alix. It’s rather cool.

Ps: Alix also now writes for my clients and they are chuffed!

Lee Hill

Founder & MD, Insightful UX

Let’s have a chat…

I’m based on the South Coast, and have clients locally, in London, Nottingham, Edinburgh and beyond. I’d love to have a coffee and natter in person, but that would cost a lot in travel! Luckily, we can Zoom, Skype, Whattsap, text, speak on an actual telephone (!) or just jot down your thoughts and requirements in an email and we’ll go through them.

me@alixking.com

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Clients

harbour hotels collection logo
relais and chateaux logo
Poole Quay Haven Logo
business save logo
call2call logo
Waterside logo
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Say Hello!

Call me on 07703 402633

If you’re abroad (send me some sun) it’s +44 7703 402633

I’m often out and about so I always appreciate a short description of your writing needs emailed to me@alixking.com

I am a coffee addict so can always meet for a cappuccino!

I look forward to hearing from you.

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