I help small businesses, not for profit entities and community organisations to get clear about their marketing communications goals and better connect with their audiences.
With a background in marketing and experience in a variety of sectors, including professional services, tourism and not for profit, I craft polished copy and content to tell your brand's unique story in a way that's clear, engaging and authentic.
I also collaborate with graphic designers, PR specialists, photographers, web designers and other marketing support professionals so if I can't do it alone, I have back-up at hand and will happily project manage on your behalf - without the agency price tag.
When I'm not tapping away at a keyboard, I can usually be found at home with my husband, 3 boys, 2 cats and 2 chickens or reading, gardening, mucking about with a camera, hanging out with friends, taking nature walks, planning our next road trip, or making awesome playlists for those road trips. Mostly, though, it's all about laundry and cooking (see aforementioned three boys) and I wouldn't change it for the world.
Let me help you to help others
I have a special place in my heart for those quietly working behind the scenes, doing kind and wonderful things within our community, and I love to lend a hand to people who are busily supporting good causes.
I donate some of my time every month to help worthy causes for free, so get in touch if you need help with your not for profit project.
Working for Good
The idea to start Quick Brown Fox came to me after I'd spent several days as a patient on a busy surgical ward and was deeply moved by observing the hospital staff give so much of themselves, often under difficult circumstances.
Feeling humbled, I was inspired to search for my next volunteering role, but I was also considering a return to a marketing communications job, having taken time away from my career to raise my three boys.
The lightbulb moment happened when I realised that, by going freelance, I could tick both boxes - helping businesses with their marketing efforts and getting involved with community organisations by donating time and/or offering reduced rates through my business.
So, Quick Brown Fox was born and I'm absolutely loving it. I get to meet some amazing people who are doing some pretty incredible things and I really enjoy helping to tell their stories.
Oh, and - in case you wondered - the name is a nod to the pangram "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" (a sentence that contains all the letters of the alphabet), which was routinely used by early telex companies to test new equipment. As a copywriter and marketer (and, yes, maybe a nerd), the associations with accuracy and communication really appeal to me.