Copy Octopus

Smart, effective writing for businesses large and small.

Services

Copywriting

Connect with customers and compel them to act.

Business writing

Jettison the jargon to get your message across.

Web content

Build trust with customers and boost your Google ranking.

Travel copywriting

Deliver new clients by the bus, boat and planeload.

Editing

Transform your text from good to great.

Proofreading

Find the errors before your customers do.

Recent clients

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

Digital & Communications Manager, Clean Energy Council

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

Sustainability Manager, Yarra Valley Water

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

University of Melbourne

I engaged Simon’s company to prepare two submissions for the annual IFA Excellence Awards. Simon was very professional at every stage, from interviewing to drafting to final delivery of our entries.

Thanks in no small part to Simon’s assistance, we were the winner in one of the categories we entered and a finalist in the other.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Simon to anyone who requires a smart, professional and persuasive business writer.

Will Hamilton

Managing Partner, Hamilton Wealth Management

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