I’m a writer and teacher open to short and long-term freelance work.

After a decade as a teacher and 11 years as a communications professional for government departments and a university I decided to focus on what I love – writing – and go freelance. I’ve written and edited materials for clients in education, academia, health, policing and the law including articles, blogs and web copy. I also recently had a feature commissioned by The Guardian – seeing my writing in print and online in that newspaper was the realisation of a dream I’d had for nearly 35 years!

I’m great at making dry or difficult topics engaging and accessible. I love tackling new subjects but have bags of experience writing about law, education and academic subjects. Having worked in increasingly senior roles I can bring strategic thinking across a range of media and content. I know how to reach difficult audiences (I taught teenagers for 10 years) especially parents, teachers and young people. I spend a lot of my career in staff comms so know the tools, tone and approach to take when connecting with staff.

Isabelle wrote an article perfectly summarising the hour-long presentation that I gave. Her writing was succinct and accurate, and really easy to read. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

Iona Silverman, Intellectual Property & Media Partner at Freeths law firm

We asked Isabelle to put together an advertising feature for our graduate jobs advice website. She returned earlier than expected with some very snappy, smooth-flowing copy that was absolutely on brief and a pleasure to read. Very professional communication throughout and enthusiastic about the work. Couldn’t recommend her enough. 

Matt Jukes, Managing Editor at Group GTI.

After teaching in Bangkok for five years, I moved to Worthing in 2022 and love walking along the seafront in my new home town.

Photo courtesy of the very talented Jill Mead, photographer at The Guardian.