Ellen Manning-9

News & Features

After years chasing stories at a national level, I know the importance of speed, accuracy and balance. As the Press Association’s chief reporter, I reported on the ground on developing stories as they happened, on major events like the Olympics, the Royal Wedding and Wimbledon, and from unusual places like Helmand Province where finding stories and filing them was, shall we say, slightly hard-going.

I’ve interviewed royalty, politicians, soldiers and celebs so I’m not phased by big names. I’ve traipsed across the world covering stories so a bit of travel doesn’t bother me. And working for the UK’s national news agency means I’m used to writing accurate, balanced copy that meets the standards of any national publication.

I don’t just write news, but longer features too. I’ve written travel pieces, historic features, and food-based features that have appeared in regional and national publications.


Copywriting & blogs

Not everyone likes writing, I get that. So if you’re struggling to get your message across on your website, packaging, or anywhere else, I can help you do that. I can produce concise, web-friendly copy for your site, snappy text for your packaging, and can help you with the wording on your social media or any other business literature.

I can also help you produce blog posts for your website. You might not know, but having a blog will help draw more people to your website, improve its ranking on Google and other search engines, and keep your site fresh and up-to-date. I’ve already built my own successful blog from scratch, and I can help you produce great content for yours, no matter what your business is.


PR & media training

Over the years, I’ve been on the receiving end of some great – and some awful – pr. This means I know exactly what journalists want when they’re dealing with you. I can help you produce press releases that will get noticed for all the right reasons. I’m also experienced in speaking on media panels and at workshops about how you can deal with the media in the best way.


If you need any of these services or think I might be able to help you or your business in any other way, get in touch here.