Proofreading | Writing | Copyediting
Proofreading | Writing | Copyediting
Your website | Your words | Your way
Your website | Your words | Your way
COVID-19? Been there, done that and my antibodies are doing their thing now. Back to business as usual.
Your words represent you. I'll proofread the heck out of your grammar, spelling and punctuation, so they can get out there and do what you want them to do.
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Editing goes deep, deep down into clarity and consistency, organisation and flow. Stand by for ready-to-use content with your strong, credible voice.
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Strut your stuff with well-researched, engaging content. We'll work together to find the best voice for you and your audience, then leave the rest to me.
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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
Mail Travel


Non-Disclosure Agreements

There comes a time when you're good enough for the big boys to come calling. But with them comes page after page of legal stuff that says you can't tell anyone you're writing for them.

It's catch-22. The better you get, the less you can shout about it.

So for your intrigue, here are the industries I write for in signed-and-sealed secret.

You can try guessing, but I'll never tell. Ever.

NDA Hotels
NDA Hotels
Hotel brands I write about but can't talk about
NDA Airlines
NDA Airlines
Soaring copy you'll never know I wrote
NDA Car Brands
NDA Car Brands
Words that scream round corners -- but you'll never know it's me behind the wheel

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

Lucy is a genius when it comes to writing any text just the way it needs to be. And when it comes to proofreading - she has lots of patience and will do it in the most painless way possible. 😉

Karin Bock-Leitert

Executive Producer at Red Bull

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

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

Lucy’s feel for words is magic. Ever since she agreed to work with me, I’ve been in a position to convincingly offer the best translations to my customers.

Elisabeth Lyons

German to English translator

Lucy is an exceptional, reliable copy editor. She takes pride in her work and always delivers to a very high standard. She works well under pressure and delivers to tight deadlines, often managing multiple writers and sub-editors. On top of that, she's a really great, fun-loving individual.

Dan Hart

Founder of Melt Content Agency

Her attention to detail is second-to-none and her ability to critically appraise written content is excellent. We’ve also used her to originate content for one of our clients and found her willingness and enthusiasm beyond compare.

Esther Feltham

Creative Director at eyespeak

Lucy is amazing at reviewing and proofreading my academic work while teaching me to improve my grammar in a way that I enjoy practising. I would unreservedly recommend Lucy to anybody wanting to improve their grammar at any level, especially for higher education, and I only wish I had found this incredible and kind teacher sooner.

Deborah Martin

Dentist at University of Nottingham

We very much value Lucy’s creativity, writing and her ability to move fast. She is wonderful, approachable, professional and extremely talented.

Hannah Dean

Founder of HenQueens

Hello, I'm Lucy

Put a face to a name
Lucy Cripps

Lucy Cripps

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

Copy editor, proofreader and writer

I live in Bristol’s Harbourside, looking out across the water. From here, I edit, proofread, create and write for my family of clients. I’m very much in my happy place.

Under my belt, I have tucked an MA in professional writing from Falmouth University, a BA in English lit and lang (yes, fine, and American studies — it was the 90s) and a PGCE (teacher training) from the University of Nottingham.

I’ve loaded my toolbox of tricks during five years teaching grammar, writing and editing at Salzburg University (2010 to 2015), a decade of teaching English as a foreign language (2003 to 2013) and 14 years of real-world commercial wordsmithing (since 2005) that has taken me into all kinds of industries.

I’ve done time in everything from construction to shoes, jewellery to travel, extreme sports to airlines, Lithuanian rock lyrics to curry-sauce packaging. And that’s on a quiet day. One of my subedits, Use With Care: A Reporter’s Glossary of Loaded Language in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, a handbook created by the International Press Institute made it on to Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Colbert Report’ on CBS in 2014.

On My Desk

  • 3000 Clarks shoes product descriptions
  • Engadget’s daily newsletter
  • research and writing R&D blogs
  • editing two Palestinian memoirs
  • proofreading a romcom/chicklit novel
  • writing procurement research papers
  • writing emails and landing pages for a large hospitality company
  • editing HR website copy

… there’s more, but I’ll leave it there.

Latest Language Musings

A snapshot of what goes on inside my head

What is a writing voice?

A written voice is made of the words you use, the way you use them and the character they come together to create. Try this exercise to practice your written voice.

Plan Your Writing

On my write your own website course, we use this template as a starting point for longer-form writing, say blogs, case studies and even newsletters,

GCSE English doesn’t help

You've got a GCSE in English, you use English every day, so why are you struggling so much with writing your website content?

A poem

So if you want words to really work hard Online or offline I’m in your back yard

The before and after of edited writing

Encouraging children to recraft and be brave enough to make big change

Content production … and it’s only Wednesday

I don't often audit the content production I get through in a week, so this was quite an eye opener.