About me

Andy Hawthorne

Yeah, that's me gazing nonchalantly into the distance, like I'm a cool dude.

If you look at where I'm staring, it's at these words. And I'm thinking: "Stop waffling and get on with it," so I will.

I've been gainfully employed as a web developer for over 20 years. Now I work as a freelance copywriter. You might think that's a strange shift in careers, but it's not - well, not that strange.

You see, across many of those years, I've worked with marketers and sales people. And I've been involved in the production of compelling content for websites.

Now OK, I've built the functionality to add copy to those websites. I've laid out how the content works, as well as the navigation systems that link the content together. That's not writing experience I hear you say.

Maybe not, but all that work has given me a unique insight into how copy works. So now my main focus is writing it. It's simple, really. I feel those insights can be usefully employed to help businesses and organisations get the most out of their content.

To make the transition from developer to writer, I wrote a book about web development. It was published by SitePoint.

I trained as a feature writer with the London School of Journalism. And I also trained as a copywriter with the College of Media and Publishing. To make sure I could be useful at this writing thing.

I do still build stuff for the web too.

Andy Hawthorne

Yeah, that's me gazing nonchalantly into the distance, like I'm a cool dude.

If you look at where I'm staring, it's at these words. And I'm thinking: "Stop waffling and get on with it," so I will.

I've been gainfully employed as a web developer for over 20 years. Now I work as a freelance copywriter. You might think that's a strange shift in careers, but it's not - well, not that strange.

You see, across many of those years, I've worked with marketers and sales people. And I've been involved in the production of compelling content for websites.

member Now OK, I've built the functionality to add copy to those websites. I've laid out how the content works, as well as the navigation systems that link the content together. That's not writing experience I hear you say.

member Maybe not, but all that work has given me a unique insight into how copy works. So now my main focus is writing it. It's simple, really. I feel those insights can be usefully employed to help businesses and organisations get the most out of their content.

To make the transition from developer to writer, I wrote a book about web development. It was published by SitePoint.

member I trained as a feature writer with the London School of Journalism. And I also trained as a copywriter with the College of Media and Publishing. To make sure I could be useful at this writing thing.

I do still build stuff for the web too.