About Simon Mitchell

Copywriter and Business Writer

About Simon Mitchell

Copywriter and Business Writer

I’m an excellent writer. I hate to sound arrogant, but it’s true. As well as hundreds of thousands of words of copy, I’ve written six commercially published books for young people, one of which was selected for a prestigious international award.

So I know how to write. But most importantly, I care about good writing. Nothing makes me happier than expressing a complicated idea clearly, or writing creative copy that persuades people to believe in your brilliant product or cause.

That means I love my job. But it also means I’m one of the most committed, hard-working copywriters out there.

I’ve had the privilege of working with a diverse range of organisations, from large corporations and global research institutes to small businesses and not-for-profits. But no matter what the field, I always have the same goal: helping my clients communicate effectively with smart, jargon-free writing.

When I take on your project, I’ll work with you to fully understand your business, your customers and what you want to achieve. Then I’ll fire up my creative engine to produce sharp, original copy that engages your audience and encourages them to take action.

When I’m not crafting world-class copy, you’ll probably find me travelling, working on my books, scuba diving in the warm waters of the NSW South Coast or making a mess in the kitchen at home.

But enough about me. Let’s talk about you.

Do you need some super-engaging web content? A polished and professional annual report? An e-newsletter that’s guaranteed to get those mouse fingers clicking?

Then get in touch to find out what I can do for you.

What my clients say about me

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

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

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

National Communications Coordinator, Australian Greens

Simon has done a wonderful job of creating corporate communications for Yarra Valley Water over the past few years. He regularly interviews subject matter experts, effectively translates complex information and submits articles on time.

Michael Wos

Projects Officer, Yarra Valley Water

Simon has helped us with several editing and proofreading projects and we have always been thrilled with the results.

He has a real knack for turning complicated passages into plain English, and I’m amazed at how he can cut so many words from our grant applications without losing any information.

Dr Melanie Pescud

Research Fellow, Australian National University

Simon is a very skilled copywriter who consistently turns my basic text into something that is informed, well balanced and creative.

He is a pleasure to work with and very professional, always managing to 100% nail our brief.

John Saporito

Product Manager, Tempo Holidays

I have used Simon’s services in previous travel roles and always found his work to be of a very high standard. So when we required a copywriter to assist with our new White Sands Estate hotel brochure, Simon immediately came to mind.

Once again I was impressed and pleased with Simon’s work, as he produced engaging and captivating copy that will greatly assist us in marketing our resort to potential guests.

Claire Atley

Events Coordinator, White Sands Estate

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