“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”. – Elmore Leonard

Hello you.

The intro to any website is a tricky one. The general idea is to use this space to get your message out there, show visitors what you’re all about and why you’re definitely the best person for the job.

I thought about hitting you with the ol’ ‘Content is King’ spiel. Then I thought about throwing some stats your way to reinforce the importance of great content on your website, backed up with some words on how unique and engaging content is best the way to stand out from the competition.

But you already know content is king – you’re told that all the time. And you know how important content is – that’s why you’re here, on this freelance writer’s website.

So I didn’t do any of that. You can read about ‘quality content is essential’ stuff on sites much more well known than this one. So I decided not force it upon you once again. Instead, I’ll just let you get on with what you came for.

Scroll down if you’d like to find out more about me and the services I offer, or click here to see samples of my work.

Thanks for stopping by.

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About Me…

You’re here for a reason. You want to know about me. Well then, let’s make that happen.

We all want to be something when we’re older. From my teenage years – after spending the earlier part of my youth pondering the usual options: vet, sportsman, singer, actor, astronaut, doctor, ice cream man (?) – I wanted to be a writer. I had no idea what kind of writer, just one that wrote words that other people read.

But I had that thing that a lot of writers have – an inferiority complex. There was no way I’d make it as a writer. It was way too highbrow and glamorous (I now know that couldn’t be further from the truth). So I banished the thought and pursued the traditional working-class route of manual labour. I worked in a shop, a factory and, quite successfully, on building sites (I am the proud owner of an NVQ Level 3 in Dry-lining).

Money was good. Life was good. Family, mortgage, two holidays a year. I even owned two vehicles at one point. I didn’t want for anything.

But it didn’t last. In 2008, the recession hit and things came crashing down.

I was laid off. And then laid off again. No job and no jobs in the Job Centre. It all went downhill fast. Bills mounted up, credit cards were maxed out. The car went first – towed away by the bailiffs. The house followed a few months later.

Rock bottom.

There was only one way it could go from there, but it had to happen quick – I had a family to feed. I had nothing to lose and when you’re in that position, any inferiority complex has to disappear.

So it was back to the dream of being a writer with an incredible determination, desperation, to make it work.

I became a full-time freelancer in 2011 with nothing more than a talent (and passion) for writing, a willingness to learn SEO and marketing, and a desire to help others.

Three years later, I landed a job as a senior copywriter at a digital marketing agency. No qualifications, just talent, passion and persistence. One year into that job I was also in charge of social media.

From scraping around on Freelancer and Elance on a dinosaur Gateway laptop, taking jobs for $5 a pop, I am now in position where clients, ranging from start-ups to multi-million pound corporations, come to me for work. And I love it.

I love working with people, helping them tell their stories; build their business, realise their ambitions. The Internet is great place to be successful and I get the chance to be part of people’s stories.

I’ve become someone – someone I wanted to be. Let me help you get to where you want to be.

N.B. This About Me page was written from my house, next to a window that looks onto the street where my car is parked. Life is good!

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What I Can Do For You…

So what can you get for your money? Quite a few things actually. Content I’ve created spans multiple industries and purposes.

You want to be funny, I’m a comedian. You want to sell, I’m a salesman. You want to inform, I’m a teacher.

I tailor my writing to tell your story, in your voice.

Writing is my specialist subject.

To ensure the content I create for you meets your expectations and achieves your goals, I like to work to a three-step plan:

1. Get to know you and your business. Yeah, I’m working for you, but I’m working with you too. Quality content is good for you and reflects well on me.

2. Research like a maniac. Getting clued up on your industry, the competition and the language and keywords used, allows me to craft something that’s a level above what everyone else is doing.

3. Write, edit and proofread. Armed with information, the beautiful part of the process can commence. From me to you, a thoroughly researched, meticulously written piece of content that’s natural keyword friendly, engaging and informative. Content that adds value to you and the reader.

This process is used across all of the services you see here.

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If you’d like to learn more about these services, get in touch using the contact form below or email me at gareth@gjhancock.com. Use that same email if you’d like to hire me!

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Get in touch…

Whether you want to chat about potential work, need advice or just want to make a new friend, please do get in touch.

EMAIL: gareth@gjhancock.com | PHONE: +44 (0) 7885601238

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