What my clients say
We chose Simon to prepare our weekly member e-newsletters during a temporary staff shortage because of his past experience in the clean energy industry. He did the lot: sourcing relevant content from subject-matter experts within the Clean Energy Council, editing or rewriting it for readability and appeal, and putting together the final newsletters in our marketing software.
I found Simon friendly, professional and very easy to work with. His writing and editing skills are impeccable, and I particularly like the way he can take dense technical content or energy policy and transform it into something short and easy to understand.
Working with Simon was a great experience, and I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who needs high-quality clean energy content (or indeed any other content!).Andreas Wenzel
Yarra Valley Water contracted Simon to help write a large annual publication.
This was a large, content-rich document that required a lot of compiling and editing, so was potentially very complex and time-consuming. However, based on Simon’s previous work with Yarra Valley Water, we knew he was up to the job.
Simon was extremely responsive, met a number of tight deadlines and wrote concise, plain-English copy. We ended up with a consistent, clearly written report and were very happy with the result. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Simon to anyone in need of an effective and efficient report writer.Grace Rose-Miller
A colleague suggested hiring Simon to edit two of my grant applications, and I’m very glad I did.
He not only helped us win a prestigious NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence grant, he also got my twice-rejected ARC Discovery grant over the line. Together these grants are worth around $2.9 million.
Simon was brilliant to work with. He is reliable and turns work around quickly, which is important when working to tight funding deadlines.
I was very impressed with the way he used easy-to-read, engaging language to convince the assessment panels that our projects were important to fund and that we were the best people to do them.Professor Anne Kavanagh
During the 2016 Federal Election, we needed someone who could rapidly turn around first-person profiles of the real people behind our TV ad.
Simon took the job on at very short notice, combined background briefs, B-roll video and phone interviews and turned them into compelling, clean copy within a matter of days.
We were thrilled with the result, which was used as a key landing page for online advertising.Rosanne Bersten