Grab your readers' attention by giving them what they need
I'm a content writer and editor for busy readers. I want to help businesses make their messages more magnetic with a practical, common sense approach to creating content. No tricks, no gimmicks, just useful, plain and simple.
Simplify, simplify, simplify
If you want your content to rank well (for both readability and SEO), it should be written in plain language. Clear writing means clear thinking. Studies also show it improves other metrics like credibility and transparency. I can help you make your content accessible to more of your intended audience.
When you go beyond thinking of copywriting as ‘selling stuff’ and focus on user need, that’s content design. It’s about creating content to serve user needs, even if the end result isn’t necessarily words. I’ll help you decide on the types of content to serve your users (whether they’re customers or teams).
Live by the brand book
If you want team members to share the same language, be consistent with your brand style guide. Speak to employees the way you talk to your customers. The biggest divide is when marketing gets to be fun and clear, but internal comms has to be the fuddy duddy. I’ll help you apply your brand guide inside and out.
Kill your darlings
Every storyteller learns this essential rule. Cut out anything that that doesn’t serve the story, even if you love it. The same applies for business content. It’s harder to spot because you live and breathe your business, but don’t think of that content as your darling. I’ll help you strengthen your ‘stories’ by snipping the fluff.
Hi. I'm Claire Rooney. I'm a fan of UX and content design, which means I'll get to know your audience needs and create content to serve them.
Complicated copy slowing you down?
I'd like to help you get up to speed with audience-focused content. I'm a writer and editor based in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
I've worked with internal communications teams to improve employee engagement and deliver change communications. I was the first UX writer in South Africa's most innovative banking rewards programme. I've written and designed online marketing campaigns for banks, online shops, travel agents, and retail partners. I've even written eBooks for teachers trying to change education across Africa. Diverse audiences. But I've learned what they have in common. You can't force your audience to read what you want to say... but you can solve their problems so they'll want to stick around. It starts with getting to know their needs. Let's connect if you need help simplifying UX, HR, internal communications, training, financial, or technical content for your diverse, time-strapped audience.
Know the audience
Solve their problems
Speak their language
Latest additions to the portfolio
Here are some of my recent content or copywriting samples. I work with internal teams, unpublished authors, and ghostwriters, so I can't always share what I'm working on. If you're looking for a specific type of writing sample, get in touch and I'll see what I can do.
Are you ready to solve human problems in a high-tech future?Marketing copy
Is your business ready for GDPR?Article writing
Are you avoiding your dog walk?Direct mail
How to make the best social connections when you networkAdvertisement feature
4 ways doodling can absolutely make you more professionalAdvertisement feature
Four fab ways to beat the price crunch for your next family tripArticle writing
Tesla’s Model 3 brings mainstream envy to green carsAdvertorial writing
Helping women grow their technical careerAdvertorial writing