Hi, I'm Deb...
I'm here to help you out, but you probably want to know a bit more about me.
After graduating in English lit and History in 1998 (so long ago) I fell into recruitment for a couple of years, where I learned about the big, bad world of corporate shenanigans and cut my teeth on commission based selling. I liked it, but not enough.
A couple of false starts later, I landed myself a trainee journalism role at a communications agency called Trident Communications (now Engage Group), where I was thoroughly schooled in the ways of writing news copy, magazine stories and features, online copy, advertising copy and learned about the world of internal comms strategy.
All of which I took to my next role at Summersault Communications as an Editor. Four years on and I had won some awards, written for clients as diverse as Asda, McDonalds, Siemens, G4S, TUI UK and become a magazine editor extraordinaire.
A stint in PR for video game developer Blitz Games Studios mixed with a previous dalliance with freelance that saw me work on clients including the English National Ballet, Sainsbury's and Premier Foods. Now based in York, I have amassed some hefty SEO writing and social media account handling experience at a fabulous ecommerce agency called The Distance.
Current clients include Media Skunk Works, local media hub One & Other, both online and in print, and I still find time to keep my own blog ticking over as and when the mood strikes.
"Debbie is an amazing writer and editor. She confidently and creatively writes about any subject for any audience with both passion and enthusiasm. She's an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced corporate communicator, cutting through complex messaging and 'spin' to get to the heart of what matters to the people she's communicating with. Debbie is also a fast and effective networker, and colleagues quickly warm to her."
I didn't say that, someone else did. Which means it's true. Seriously though, people love my writing. You will too. Promise.