When I’m not writing, I work as a professional musician and producer. You can learn more about that work on my dedicated website:
My name is Jon, and I’m a freelance writer.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved writing.
My dad spent thirty-five years as an English teacher, and I used to go into his school (when my own was closed for training) and watch him teach classes of much older children. I was also a voracious reader, and when this early appetite was combined with my academic journey, it instilled in me a real love for the written word.
Since graduating in 2014, my words have been read (or heard!) by hundreds of thousands of people. I’ve had the privilege of working on many different projects, from writing blogs and advertising copy for large corporate clients to co-writing a script for a major theatre production. Since toured across the UK, the show has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Off-Broadway in New York City.
I’ve always believed that the key to writing good content is just like the key to writing a good song – if you make it relatable, interesting, and engaging, then your audience will take care of the rest. You can have all the SEO optimisation you like, but if you don’t give your audience a good reason to carry on reading, you might as well have not bothered putting the metaphorical pen to paper.
“Jon has been working for us over the last 5 years and has been a fantastic addition to our team. He is a very experienced content creator and regularly publishes articles for our web site http://www.lastminutemusicians.com and has recently been helping us with optimised content for our new website http://www.gigheaven.com. He is a pleasure to work with and always meets deadlines with little to no instruction needed from us. I can thoroughly recommend him for whatever writing projects you may have – if you need to get in touch with me to verify this please do.”Adam Hughes, Director of LastMinuteMusicians Ltd
Here is a short selection of the publications I’ve contributed to:
- Daily Struggle UK
- Digital Music News
- Discmakers Blog
- Ditto Music
- English Wedding
- Event Industry News
- Guitar and Music Institute
- Making Music
- Music Entrepreneur HQ
- Music Consultant
- Reload Sessions
- So You’re Getting Married
- The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Assembly Blog
- The Unsigned Guide
- The Wedding Community
- Want That Wedding
- Wedding Lovely
… plus many, many more!
While my experience is primarily in music and entertainment, I’m always looking for new creative outlets. I’m passionate about all sorts of things, from politics to literature and movie dialogue to really, really good bourbon.
I’m more than happy to discuss any and all projects, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch!