Civil Celebrant

I believe in making every ceremony unique and appropriate for each individual family. I can help you to develop, write and present a script for funerals, naming ceremonies and weddings. I have a full and current DBS certificate.

As a civil celebrant, I offer:

  • Professional experience of working with families at cornerstone moments in life
  • The writing and editing skills to craft a unique and personal eulogy to your loved one
  • The verbal communication skills to lead the ceremony with dignity
  • Professional ideas and advice

This Is Wrexham copywriting: A time-travel visit to the Ceiriog valley

October 19, 2019

A weekend in North Wales then, copywriting a couple of tourism itineraries for This Is Wrexham. The second trip was based in the Ceiriog Valley, exploring the attractions of a sometimes less visited part of North Wales. Here’s a flavour of the story: It’s a view to stop you in… Read more

This Is Wrexham copywriting: A family weekend around Llangollen

October 18, 2019

A weekend in North Wales then, copywriting a couple of tourism itineraries for This Is Wrexham. First up was a family trip based around Llangollen to explore some of the attractions of a sometimes less visited part of North Wales. Here’s a flavour of the story: The next day we… Read more

How to see Durham in a new light

December 14, 2018

Recognise the image above? It’s the cathedral city of Durham, host of the bi-annual Lumiere Festival. The UK’s largest outdoor light festival returns in November 2019, celebrating its tenth anniversary of transforming the historic city into a nocturnal art trail. I was there this week, writing a series of articles for… Read more

How to make the most of a day out at Chester Zoo

November 26, 2018

An autumn afternoon spent wandering around Chester Zoo didn’t feel like work. But it was: a guest blog post for the Marketing Cheshire blog with a half-term theme and timed for the return of the popular TV series, The Secret Life of the Zoo. Here’s a sample: I’ve come to… Read more

How to make a content job read like editorial

May 28, 2018

I would like to think I have the words for any subject. That is, after all, the nature of life as a jobbing freelance writer. So, when I recently found myself at Helsby High School [pictured above], talking about the surface of their sports floor, I didn’t bat an eyelid.… Read more

Guest blog posts for Chester Growth Partnership

December 7, 2017

Chester has some real characters — try Calum [pictured above at cigar shop Turmeaus]. I’ve been helping to uncover some of them recently with a series of guest blog posts for the Chester Growth Partnership. It’s a copywriting job with plenty of journalistic research and a touch of personal blog-post-style… Read more

Visit Wales content via Telegraph Travel

August 25, 2017

Wales is lovely in autumn. While everyone is back into work mode, I love escaping to Snowdonia [atop Y Eifel pictured above] and marvelling at the changing colours of the landscape. This was the idea behind a series of editorial posts I worked on recently. It was sponsored content for Telegraph… Read more

Ibiza content for Dynamic Lives

October 21, 2016

Travelling in the Med is always better off season. And that’s the concept behind my latest guest blog post for the luxury villas company, Dynamic Lives. Here’s a sample: The crowds have dispersed. The queues are gone. But the islands are still open and the weather is glorious. The Med in… Read more

The legends of Offa’s Dyke for Best Loved Hotels

October 14, 2016

Wales continues to inspire new stories. The latest is a piece for the Best Loved Hotels group to write the Wales copy for their new brochure — out 2017. The story ties into the theme of myths and legends, which Wales will celebrate in the year ahead. Here’s a preview: Walkers love… Read more