What I do

Contact me for:

  • strategic planning, including fundraising and finances, audience development, communications, content, marketing and press
  • thinking about, and planning for, the future, whether you need to consolidate, grow or change
  • research, analysis and reports that are readable and jargon-free
  • event and project management
  • website and content overhauls


Sometimes, a fresh pair of eyes is what you really need. I offer consultancy without the bullshit – honest conversations, perceptive insights and practical ideas. I don’t speak in buzzwords and I don’t promise things I can’t deliver.

I work with you to come up with clear, achievable aims, and a plan for how to get from A to B. Whether it’s an audience development strategy, a funding bid or a complete revamp, you will get intelligent, patient and passionate support.

Project management:

In the past five years, I have run two successful publications, launched a brand new theatre festival, produced large-scale theatre, literature and online projects, and project managed everything from marketing campaigns to a poetry tour. I can not only get new ideas off the ground but also give existing concepts a final push.

I work closely with you to establish exactly what a project needs to achieve, and then help you to fulfill your aims. From productions and festivals to building capacity and increasing revenue, I can help you ensure that your next project is a success.

Event management:

I have managed events including: book launches; poetry readings; board meetings; opening/closing night parties; fundraisers/galas; quizzes; private views; formal dinners; lectures and workshops.

Take the stress out of organising an event and let me handle everything from the venue to the catering to the transport. Working within your budget, I can manage every aspect of your event to ensure it runs smoothly.

Research, reports and content:

Whether you need to prepare an in-depth report for an evaluation, write a kick-ass press release or prepare some sparkling copy for your website, I can help.

For details of all writing and editing services, please visit www.word-ninja.co.uk.

Marketing, press and PR:

Having worked as a journalist, editor and arts marketer, I understand all angles when it comes to press and PR. I have done PR and marketing for companies at the Edinburgh Fringe and in London, for charity events and on a national tour.

If you need support planning a marketing campaign, promoting an event, gaining press coverage or just shifting some tickets, please get in touch.

Workshops, training and talks:

I run bespoke workshops tailored to the needs of the participants. I have run workshops on press, marketing, PR, blogging, reviewing, feature writing, interview technique and social media strategy.

I have given talks on running festivals, press relations, reviewing, dealing with failure and knowing your audience(s).