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Projects

“It’s such a pleasure to work with someone so smart who can get their head around my ideas and cut them back to the core.”

Mark Adams

Senior VP and Head of Innovation, VICE

What I do

Content writing

blogs/
newsletters/
case studies

You: have big ambitions

I: write the words

You want to get on a level with your audience and give them a(nother) reason to follow you for a long time. You want to publish content people actually want to read – and that you feel proud of.

I’ll help you communicate your profound experience and big ideas in blogs, newsletters, and case studies. We’ll take your readers on a journey; so they’ll open every email you send and share every blog post you publish.

Monthly packages start from £600 / US$750 for one blog post and one newsletter.

Want content that works?

blogs/
newsletters/
case studies

Ghostwriting

You: have a book idea

I: write books

I ghost-write and co-write non-fiction books for people with really good ideas. My work has hit bestseller lists including the Sunday Times, Amazon, and Waterstones; and been translated into more than 25 languages.

For books that will be traditionally published, I work with literary agent Ed Wilson (Director at Johnson & Alcock). I don’t usually write books for self-publishing, but I might if I love the concept. It’s always worth a chat.

Want to write a book?

Content plans

You: have chaotic content

I: love chaos

After a series of 1-1 calls, a close look at your existing content, and thorough research into your audience and your goals, I’ll give you a straightforward content masterplan and offer a workshop to guide you (and your team) through it. Then you have options: you can action that masterplan yourself, or you can bring me in to do the writing for you.

Pricing starts at £900 / US$1,250.

Need a clear vision?

“My only criticism is that there’s only one Izzy – if she could clone herself so I could have her write the content for every project I lead, that’d be grand.”

Richard McKeon

Marketing Director KSA, Informa Markets

Izzy Arcoleo

I’ve been writing for thought leaders and future-minded brands for a decade (yelp).

I studied social anthropology – a research-heavy degree that gave me an incurable curiosity for gathering people’s experiences and putting them into words.

I’m obsessed with stories (you might find a short story of mine in a lit mag now and then) and how they make life worth living; and I absolutely believe that digital content writers should be working to make the internet a more meaningful place.

I’m based in the UK but work with people all over the world – current clients are in the US, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai.

And I write about writing and do rubbish drawings of stick-people on Substack…

Hang out with me there?

100 words a week

Work is life, life is work

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Can you start again?

How many times can you start again?  As many as you like, I think. People talk about it all the time: be good at quitting, be ready to move on, fail fast. Don’t get stuck, because momentum is the only way: if it’s not working now, it never will.  But in...

15 years in my pocket

For the last 15 years I’ve been carrying a book around in my pocket. It’s called Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. I’m not a zen Buddhist, but this book has taught me loads. In one story, someone accidentally makes soup with chopped up snake in it. In another, a teacher answers...

The frequently asked question

Q: Do you write web copy?

A: No. But sometimes yes.

Let me explain:

Long-form writing is my sweet spot: blogs, newsletters, case studies; even books. I love getting to know you and your work really well, and crafting content that helps you build strong, long-lasting relationships with your ideal clients.

I put a lot of energy into doing that, so I want to be with you for a long time too.

That’s why I don’t write web copy or direct response copy as one-off projects. But if I’m writing your blog or newsletter and you also want help with other copy, we can talk.

“Izzy has been instrumental in building out the brand’s tone of voice and character and has created hooking content that has transformed our readership.”

Kitty Draper

Senior Marketing Manager, LEAP