Pete Wise

Journalist / Copywriter / Digital Marketer

I write news, reviews, features and web copy of various hues. There's no subject too humble or too grand, too serious or too silly.

My readership to date has stretched well into the millions, thanks entirely to the support of great clients like The Sunday Times, The Yorkshire Post, The Line of Best Fit and YorkMix. Drop me a line if you think your readers or customers might enjoy my writing too.


News reporting

How an ancient well is bringing northern Namibia water - until funds dry up
When water first flowed from the new community pump in Eenhana this spring, some locals were slow to celebrate. Groundwater has a tainted reputation in this fast-developing,...
How Jihadi John turned to terror
Reporting on the radicalisation of Mohammed Emwazi.
Failures that made this family homeless.
Supplementary reporting for Focus feature on floods.


The pig farmers who are doing it right
Did you know that 97% of pigs reared in the UK are not in open air? And that 54% of UK pork is imported from EU pig factories? Our writer Pete Wise visits Porcus Farm, run by a...
Spotlight: Gamification in Digital Marketing
Games are powerful. They entertain us. They develop our tastes, and sometimes our personalities too. From an early age, they teach us about the world. It was only a matter of...
How one Yorkshire jeweller is turning to the lab for his diamond prize
STEPHEN Nightingale is a living embodiment of the jewellery industry's staunch traditionalism. He champions age-old jewellery-making methods, passed on from generation to...


David Gest interview: 'She took her gun, and she shot his testicle off'
Story teller... David GestSometimes you struggle to get a decent quote from an interviewee. Not with the astonishing David Gest, as Pete Wise discovers Stateside producer turned...
Department M: art is the best form of therapy there is
"I suppose with Department M my aim is to give whoever's listening - and there might only be ten people in the world who feel this way - a world to get lost in, a world of sound...
Craig Charles interview: 'My career is all very accidental'
On the decks... Craig CharlesHaving risen to fame as the star of the immensely popular sci-fi sit-com Red Dwarf, Craig Charles is an actor, writer and music mad DJ. We discussed...

Commercial copywriting

Product copy
Product descriptions and meta details for fashion e-tailer.
Web content for geo-targeted SEO
Web content for a chartered surveyor's site, targeting local search traffic.
Web copy edit
Web copywriting for deluxe cocktail supplies e-tailer.

Gig reviews

Getting emotional with Hot Chip in Manchester
Tonight (13 th May) Hot Chip stand before a packed crowd in a tiny Mancunian gem of a music venue known as Gorilla, and we don't yet know quite how lucky we are to be there with...
Pharrell Williams and Jungle at iTunes Festival 2014
By Art. 11 Sep 2014 Event Date 10 Sep 2014 Pharrell Williams and Jungle at iTunes Festival 2014 cements his superstar status at The Roundhouse A menacing spaghetti western...
Death From Above 1979 & Turbowolf - Brixton Academy, London 25/02/15
We'll get back to that. First up tonight at the Brixton Academy are cosmic-myth-peddling rockers Turbowolf, who emerged in the late Noughties as one of the most exciting groups...

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