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Words That Sound Like You


While my name only pops up here and there, my words are very much present
Wings for life world run
Red Bull Media House
National Association of Jewellers


Time to put a face to a name
Lucy Cripps

Lucy Cripps

I write, edit and proofread online and offline. Whether my clients use my words daily or weekly, once a month or once a year, they keep coming back.

From teacher to wordsmith

I travelled the world before settling in Austria. There, with my PGCE, I landed a senior lecturer position at the University of Salzburg.

I taught advanced writing skills and grammar to teacher trainers and undergrads, but in those five years, I learnt more about the English language than I had in the previous two decades.

The uni years also saw my portfolio of clients start to grow and my juggling skills develop.

Since 2013, with a master’s in professional writing from Falmouth University under my belt, there's been no looking back.

Now living in Bristol and a proofreader, editor and writer full time, I'm very much in my happy place. I write, as a ghost, for several big names as well as many startups, small businesses and individuals.

Career highlights

Being a core part of Red Bull's Wings for Life World Run

Writing and researching the International Press Institute's anniversary book about World Press Freedom Heroes and meeting many of them in Vienna (I even wore a swish dress!)

Completing my MA

Seeing my name in lights on Redbull.com

Having emails from clients telling me my content has directly influenced their sales

Visiting Palestine to work on Daoud Kuttab's memoirs of taking Sesame Street to Palestine

What People Say About Me

**cue heavy blushing**
Lucy is a great writer and a joy to work with. She consistently meets deadlines and often thinks outside of the box, bringing more to the project than one had originally hoped for. Not only would I hire her again for a freelance job, but I wish I could have her on staff full time.

Alison Bethel McKenzie

International Press Institute

Best ever! It was such a pleasure working with you , you have always been happy and in a good mood, positive and 100% committed even in the difficult times.

Robert Seeger

Social Guy & Public Speaker

It has been a great pleasure working with you and I’d like to thank you for your tireless efforts, your encompassing support and the great work you’ve done for us.

Anita Gerhardter

Wings for Life CEO

Lucy is an excellent partner for projects that require precise English translation and a composition or editing of short and long copies. She is a lot of fun working with, since she pursues the highest quality standard and a strong professional attitude. She accomplishes all tasks quickly, with strong attention to detail and always on time. I can unquestionably recommend Lucy’s services and thank her for a great collaboration within the last years. I'm looking forward to more exciting projects!

Anna Berkl

PR Manager

Lucy provided a speedy and excellent service, will definitely use again!

Simon B

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