Penny Brazier

Copywriter, communications consultant and all-round word wizard.

United Kingdom

Helping you tell stories your customers will fall in love with.

"I would read @penthemighty's shopping list. Everything this woman writes is exceptional." - Sophie Cross (editor of Freelancer Magazine)

Here are some recent projects I've enjoyed working on.

If you're looking for help with something specific, do get in touch - I have more!

Strategy, newsletter and thought leadership pieces
CHY Consultancy

I work on an ongoing basis with this small (but mighty!) social value consultancy, overseeing their comms and content output and writing their regular newsletter. I produce a lot of thought leadership content for them, distilling their thoughts into engaging written pieces to challenge and inspire their target audience.

Website copy and messaging
One-Two Digital

This SEO/PPC agency was rebranding and needed some pin-sharp website copy and messaging in their cheerful but practical tone of voice. I loved working on this project - super nice folks.

Articles and interviews
Freelancer Magazine

About a year after editor Sophie Cross gave me the lovely quote you see at the top of this page, I became the first ever guest editor of Freelancer Magazine. They liked me so much they kept me! I now write regularly for the magazine, interviewing all sorts of interesting people, writing about freelance life, and generally having a bloody lovely time doing it.

Web features
University of Oxford

I'm currently on the third round of writing feature articles for the University of Oxford's Social Sciences Division, showcasing the pioneering and at times jaw-dropping work of their academics. I interview the people involved, comb through the data, then condense everything into a readable story for an external audience to enjoy. I do a lot of work in the higher education space - if you want to see some more, let me know.

Strategy, newsletter and blogs
Wood Farm Cottages

Back in 2020 I helped Wood Farm set up an overarching content strategy for their blogs, newsletter and social media content. The themes and narrative allow them to tell a story about what makes their destination so special (and it really is). I still write their regular newsletter. Read it - you'll want to pack your bags for Norfolk immediately!

Name, strapline and messaging
Independent Nottingham

In summer 2021 I worked with Nottingham BID to create powerful straplines and messaging to raise the profile of the city's independent shopping scene. This campaign was coordinated by brand designer Anna Rigby, who I work with regularly. If you need words and visuals you can hire us both as a package - we're a dream team!

Content strategy, TOV work, communications
Fluyd Ltd.

A highly technical offering for a niche audience. I spent 18 months working with fintech start-up Fluyd, helping them set up a content strategy and tone of voice then producing website copy, blogs, social content and communications. Our Medium piece on atomic settlement was picked up by fintech publication The Capital and still ranks #3 on Google for the topic.

Olly Olly

Writing about small business marketing is my happy place! I wrote this introduction to social media marketing, plus a few more pieces besides, for US digital agency Olly Olly who were rebranding to be more customer-focused and easy going. I had a lot of fun writing this.

Opinion piece for trade press
5G Factory of the Future

Need hard facts turning into readable, engaging stories? I'm your person. For this project I worked with the comms team at AMRC (via Hotfoot Media) to put together an opinion piece for specialist trade publication "The Engineer" to publicise the launch of a major 5G testbed in Lancashire.

Metal Hammer

Finally... music journalism is my occasional side gig. Let me at anything music-related and I'll bite your hand off. You'll find me writing for Louder/Metal Hammer every now and then, usually on punk, metal, and US underground indie bands from the 80s and 90s. I also have reams of nostalgic music-related writing on Medium at Rock and, indeed, roll.