Clare H Writes Turns One!

Can you believe it? Clare H Writes is officially one year old today!

It’s been a whirlwind of an adventure, filled with many ups and downs. But I wouldn’t change a thing! I’ve learned so much in these 12 months, from the challenges of building my own business to the joy of seeing my hard work pay off. Sometimes, I still have to pinch myself – I’m actually a writer now!

A massive shoutout to my fantastic clients, who have been the heart and soul of this journey. Your trust and collaboration have made this year unforgettable. And, of course, my loved ones whose support and encouragement have propelled me forward.

Here’s to many more years of doing what I absolutely love! Cheers to the endless possibilities and storytelling adventures 🥂

From KYC to Copywriting: What Motivated Me To Become a Freelance Writer

Although I haven’t always had a career in the writing industry, writing has been a huge part of my everyday life.

It wasn’t until recently, I realised I had been writing copy and content, pretty much since I could spell. As a child, I would fill endless notebooks with stories and ideas, when I got into my teens I would write magazine articles, for my own imaginary magazine.

When I started working in the city, my role within KYC (Know Your Client) would involve writing detailed reports on companies and individuals, where I would research what the company or individual did and how they made their money, then I would make my recommendations as to whether they were deemed a suitable customer for the bank.

I also spent time creating e-mail templates to send internally and externally, checklists and processes for other staff members to use, and I even wrote a few newsletters. If there was something to be done with words, I wanted to be involved.

After finishing work, I would go on to do more admin for my partner at the time, who ran two businesses. I would spend evenings writing emails, invoices, and quotes and working on advertising, I even went on Talk Sport radio once because of a successful advertising idea I had.

When I was in my late twenties I decided to start a blog, purely for my own entertainment and I felt very Sarah Jessica Parker, although I was too nervous to publish this.

A few years later, I decided to be a bit braver. I started a new blog, which I did publish, although under a pseudonym. I found myself using every spare moment to write blog posts, some personal, some informative, and some purely for fun. I have been writing that blog for 6 years and still love it just as much.

Last year, I realised that life is too short to not do what you love. So, I decided to pursue writing full-time. I began helping family and friends with website copy and social media content, and that’s how Clare H Writes was born.

I now have regular work, where I create and update company logos, and write email templates, blog posts, social media posts, website copy and customer newsletters. I absolutely love what I do and I am so glad I made that leap.

If you need help with your copy or content, you can contact me or fill out my client questionnaire.