Lucy Cripps

Knock your words into shape. Everyone needs a heavy-weight in the fight against bad copy.



Please bear with me. I’m beavering away, creating a more 2017-friendly website. Hopefully it’ll be ready for you in the next couple of weeks.

Do feel free to have a potter around here while you wait!

I’m a copy writer, copy editor and proofreader — and, I’ll be honest, a bit of an English teacher still at heart.

After a few years teaching secondary-school English in the UK, I became senior lecturer at the University of Salzburg, where I taught advanced writing skills and grammar to teacher trainers and undergrads, which was both a challenge and a delight.

I have master’s in professional writing from Falmouth University, which had a heavy focus on commercial writing rather than creative. Unlike many writers, I have no desire to write a novel – if there is a novel in me, it should probably stay there!

Mostly, I prefer helping others with their words. Over the last ten years, I’ve written, as a ghost, for several big names as well as many startups, small businesses and individuals:

  • Red Bull Media House
  • Red Bull Content Pool
  • Melt Content Agency (clients: Expedia, Trainline, Mail Travel, Pravins)
  • National Association of Jewellers
  • Wings for Life World Run (until 2016)
  • Daoud Kuttab (editing his memoirs)
  • Global Performance Group (GPG)
  • International Press Institute

I write online and offline and have a strong sense of what works in both platforms. Whether my clients use my words daily or weekly, once a month or once a year, they all keep coming back.

I’m professional, punctual and a bit of a perfectionist, so get in touch if you have anything to be written, rewritten or just jostled into place.

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    Juan De Biase Nov 9 2011 - 11:32 pm Reply

    Hi there,
    I’m a latinamerican native, prolific in English -as my second language- thriving in scriptwriting but very insecure as to a script I wrote and must deliver eventually. Can you help?

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    Lucy Nov 27 2011 - 8:18 pm Reply

    It would be a pleasure. I look forward to working with you.

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