I’m Laura Dunk (neé Scott). I graduated in 2001 with a degree in English & Creative Studies from Portsmouth University, and I now live in South Wales. My degree introduced me to the importance of style, analysis, criticism and – most importantly – audience when putting pen to paper.
In the real world of work and responsibility, I began my career in technology PR. I worked for two specialist PR firms over 6 years – itpr and Berkeley PR – getting to grips with the latest technologies and running UK and European PR programmes. My clients included companies like Opera Telecom – one of the early mobile technology firms, international brands like Ricoh, one of the first wireless device manufacturers, Buffalo, and not-for-profit organisation, FAST (Federation Against Software Theft).
The next 7 years were spent in-house at Lambert Smith Hampton, a national commercial property consultancy. As a regional Marketing Manager, I found my feet in a new industry and spread my wings from pure PR into the full marketing mix.
My time both agency- and client-side has taught me a lot. Not just about the fundamentals of a marketing campaign, the importance of social media engagement, or the impact of media exposure, but the influence that the written word can have on how a business is seen by its customers.
Maternity leave and resigning from the 9-5 spurred me on to do something I have always wanted to do: write for a living and be my own boss.
I started my blog, Chatterbox Mummy, to keep my hand in at writing and my ramblings of a learner mum attracted more than 6,500 hits from around the world in its first 6 months.
Fast forward to today, and Write with Words – a freelance business that offers professional copywriting services. Whether you have a one-off project, need some longer term support or – like me – are in the early stages of setting up your own exciting venture, then I would love to help.
I live just outside of Cardiff, South Wales, but don’t let geography deter you from getting in touch. The wonders of modern technology mean that I don’t have to be on your doorstep to work effectively with you.