I've written professionally for over 20 years. Started as a copywriter at a regional agency, and was headhunted by a London one. I've written brochures for multinational businesses, websites for start-ups, speeches for sales conferences, drama for training purposes, recruitment and product ads, and been involved in branding.
I studied scriptwriting at the London Cartoon Centre and was approached by Marvel Comics. My first film treatment won me a meeting with Tim Bevan, the UK's most powerful producer thanks to the success of Four Weddings And A Funeral. I've written for BBC TV and been commissioned by production companies and filmmakers. Recently, I scripted Making Sparks, a world first: a multi part paranormal drama series that will go out in app form early 2013.
I coach writers and filmmakers to develop their work to its highest potential. My input in one short film programme tripled the chances of those who spent an hour with me being shortlisted to have a film made.
I write copy for adverts, for brochures, for websites, blogs, and more. To date I have worked with clients in sectors including retail, pharma, high tech, leisure, housing and charity.
The style I write in is determined by the needs of the project. That can mean serious or friendly, formal or welcoming, technical or general...whatever is appropriate for the job.
I have worked as a script editor and also with prose writers to develop their potential. One client won an award for her first novel. I have an understanding of structure, genre, style, and other issues involved in honing a story.
In the last couple of years I have scripted original drama and prose for clients internationally.
I am happy to talk with clients on Skype or by phone.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
“After researching the industry I came across Adrian. I’ve been struck not only by the creativity of what he does, but by the creative way that he perceives situations before he acts. This I knew would be invaluable to me. Adrian’s ability to see and do things differently sets him apart from the rest of the pack, and I can guarantee it’ll make a difference when he’s working with you.”
David Yeoman, Managing Director, Roots Shoots Fruits
“Adrian has a refreshing way of thinking that brings ideas to life. He’s always got a useful angle on something you’re stuck on. And he gets the job done on time, every time. What else could you ask for?”
Penny Linfield, Director, Spool Films
“As a copywriter, Adrian delivers the goods every time. He has the ability to find the right tone whatever the product or client, and is great to work with.”
Alf Douglas, Creative Director, Fresh* Communications
“Adrian achieves the impossible by being able to produce both creative and commercial writing to an impeccable standard. I’m always confident recommending him to clients as I know he’ll nail any brief and over-deliver on any project he works on.”
Caroline Chapple, Online Marketing Consultant, Creative Coach
“It has been fantastic to work with Adrian. His guidance and writing skills have enhanced my ability to tell my story in a powerful and moving way. I am looking forward to working on other projects in the near future.”
Billy Schwer, former IBO Light Welterweight World Boxing Champion and motivational speaker
“Adrian nailed the perfect tone of voice for a series of blogs, that came across passionate and conversational and had no trace of PR-speak. He also added value to the project with the extra research he did. I look forward to working with him in the future.”
Richard Kennedy, Director, Kavamedia
University of Sheffield
2;1 BA (Hons) Political Theory & Institutions
1984 - 1987
1990 - 1992
Copywriter at leading London ad agency. Internationally known client base.
1988 - 1990
Copywriter at Hertford agency specialising in recruitment advertising. Household name clients.