Freelance directory

Our freelance directory is a listing of CharityComms’ freelance individual members. If your charity needs external help from an individual, this is the place to find them.

These listings show you the specialities and experience each freelancer offers, how you can get in touch with them, if they’ve been recommended by other non-profits and whether they’re willing to accept interim appointments. You can search the directory by category, location or both.

Looking to find a charity comms freelancer? Let us know how our directory can help!

Trina Wallace

I’m a copywriter and communications consultant with 15 years’ experience. I’ve worked with over 70 charities, including Cancer Research UK, Mind, Barnardo’s and Oxfam. I specialise in powerful case studies, integrated tone of voice projects and engaging web and print content.

Email Trina
07974 185541

Sally Sharpe

I am a PR and communications consultant with over 15 years’ experience in the sector, working for a range of charities. I spent five years as head of media at Terrence Higgins Trust and now provide comms advice, strategy and implementation, tailored to your needs.

Email Sally
07734 130 524

Anna Pattenden

I’m a journalist, copywriter and editor with over 20 years' experience. I’ve worked with charities (eg Diabetes UK), national magazines (eg Take a Break) and commercial companies (eg Co-op Food). My areas of expertise are: true-life storytelling, food, nutrition, animals (especially dogs) and membership schemes.

Email Anna
07958 347355

Anita Holford

I’m a writer, editor and communications practitioner with 25 years’ experience working with organisations that have a social, educational or creative purpose. A freelancer for 17 years, clients have included Youth Music, the Department for Education and Cedar Care Homes.

Email Anita
01600 713758

Laura Marcus

Love turning people’s stories into eye-catching copy. Clients: University of Oxford, Relate, Carers UK, Motability, NHS. “Laura is a talented, experienced writer and extremely personable which really helped with case studies,” Richard Faulkner, Head of Comms, Education Support.

Email Laura
07878 367289

Kate Sidwell

A highly regarded communications and PR consultant with twenty years' experience in the voluntary sector. I provide both strategic advice and practical support for charities of all sizes and budgets. Previously: Head of PR, Cancer Research UK and Head of Media, Action on Hearing Loss.

Email Kate
07910 154673

Claire Colvine

Non-profit communications and campaigns specialist with 15 years of experience in the sector. Whether you’re looking for support on a standalone project, need to fill a gap in your comms team, or want ongoing flexible support, I’m sure I can help.

Email Claire
07931 424416

Sarah Myers

I have 18 years' experience as a writer, editor, trainer and creative manager. Before going freelance, I worked in-house at several charities and a leading charity copywriting and training agency. My current clients include Cancer Research UK, Drinkaware, Alzheimer’s Society and CharityComms.

Email Sarah
07956 839285

Debbi Marco

I'm an experienced writer and editor. I've worked on many national newspapers and magazines, as well as membership publications for Diabetes UK. I source and write case studies for charities, including MIND and Education and Employers. I’m also available for media training.

Email Debbi
07779 619576

Richard Steele

Freelance writer and editor for charities – big and small. Over 10 years’ experience across digital and print. Clients include: Alzheimer's Society, the British Red Cross, Diabetes UK, Forward Action, Oxfam, UNICEF and WaterAid. "Real creativity, as well as tons of patience, which is just what you need from a writer/editor."

Email Richard
07392 831150

Helen Marsden

Copywriting, editing & content for all purposes and channels. Health and international development specialist with 15 years+ Brand/Comms/Marketing Manager experience at charities including Plan International UK, Marie Stopes International, Bloodwise and Cancer Council Australia.

Email Helen
07411 269315

Susie Wright

Digital comms consultant, strategist, trainer, coach & facilitator with 20 years’ experience. Strategy, digital writing/editing, training & all aspects of digital content. Previous charities: Amnesty, Mind, Action for Children, Refugee Council, Send a Cow, Muscular Dystrophy UK, WWF.

Email Susie
07776 187725

Mark Harland

Creative copywriter with over 20 years’ professional writing experience. Specialisms include direct mail fundraising packs, brand, event and service messaging, annual reports and website revamps. Clients include WWF, Mencap and Macmillan. Visit for more info.

Email Mark
07725 028643

Sandra Davey

Worked in internal communications for 20 years. Background in journalism and public relations. Special interests: health, education and children’s social care. Experience of working in partnership, co-production, engagement and participation. Certified Member Institute of Internal Communications.

Nikki Lehel

Senior comms professional specialising in strategic influencing, marketing, advocacy and brand, I've led teams at Breast Cancer Now, Which?, ABF, World Animal Protection and more. Key skills: writing, media relations, brand definition/positioning, working with policy makers to persuade and influence through the media.

Email Nikki
07432 680101

Jen Ross

Marketing communications specialist with 13 years charity and arts sector experience in-house and consultancy. Areas: public health, arts/culture, social inclusion. Strategy/planning, print & digital content production, copywriting & editing, social media, website management.

Email Jen
07709 160866

Liz Millar

Experienced charity writer, editor and content professional. Since making the jump from well-known consumer magazines 12 years ago, I’ve written primarily for youth and later life charities. I can support with copy, story-gathering, campaigns, publications and internal communications. Happy to help wherever needed.

Email Liz
07730 521989

Jenny Fryatt

I'm a technical editor and proof-reader with 25 years' experience. I make complex stories simple and bring clarity to research and help desk guidance for web pages, brochures and annual reports. I help charities communicate their story through engaging copy.

Email Jenny
07726 632416

Yasmin Glover

Supporting small/medium sized organisations to attain slick, consistent comms across all touchpoints. With my background in local charity/social enterprise, we can work within available resources to identify your brand, package your offer, and create effective ongoing strategies.

Email Yasmin
07539 549696

Claire Aston

An experienced senior communications professional, I've run teams and projects globally, most recently as Head of Strategic Communications at Christian Aid. A trained print journalist, I've also delivered comprehensive & high quality coverage for Stop Climate Chaos & the DEC. International Development, Climate, Education.

Email Claire
07961 303481

Becky Matthews

Freelance writer (copy/content & scripts) based in London with a love of engaging storytelling from emails to long-form content. I’m a video expert and charities I’ve worked with include Into Film, Anthony Nolan, Smile Train, The Outward Bound Trust and British Heart Foundation.

Email Becky
07786 740388

Chris Alden

As a copywriter and copy-editor, I make complex stories simple. I bring clarity to topics such as technology, sustainability, research and health – in formats such as web pages, papers, brochures and annual reports. About 30% of my work was for large charities in 2016/17.

Email Chris
01273 906222

Samantha Heggie

With over 20 years’ experience in the charity sector, both national & local charities incl: (Help the Aged, WellBeing of Women, Florence Nightingale Hospice) talk to Shout PR about your communication goals. Short/long term work undertaken e.g. campaigns, events & social media mgt.

Email Samantha
07951 761171

Becky John

Hi, I'm Becky! I provide outsourced words for charities and businesses operating for good - website copy, social media, pitches, bids or applications, or evaluations. I previously ran Who Made Your Pants? a co-op supporting women refugees. Would love to do more work in those areas.

Email Becky
07909 092924

Kellie Smith

I help charities tell their stories through clear, compelling copy. Clients include Oxfam International, the Alzheimer’s Society, the Health Foundation, Women in Sport, the Social Care Institute for Excellence, CLIC Sargent and Womankind Worldwide. I offer copywriting, editing, proofreading, content creation and writing, story gathering, and tone of voice and key message development.

Email Kellie
07783 435746

Gemma Taylor

Photographer and writer. Working with Gemma you get your expert interviewer, writer and photographer all-in-one. Gemma works collaboratively with interviewees and brings a fresh approach to charity photography.

Email Gemma
07305 075511

Jean Merrylees

Writer. Specialising in charities after a career at BBC Studios. Lots for Diabetes UK (SEO content, reports, brand copy, printed guides). Freelancer for Charity Job—researched articles and blog posts focused on diversity/inclusion issues.

Email Jean
07976 251069

Radhika Holmstrom

I’ve run the comms in charities including Mencap and Centrepoint. I'm now a journalist, writer and editor specialising in health, children's issues, disability and social care – but write on a huge range of topics. I pride myself on my ability to make complex issues clear and accessible.

Email Radhika
07810 588837

Jennifer Campbell

I'm a copywriter, editor, content designer and digital/editorial project manager, working only with charities. Over the past 10 years. I've worked with 60 organisations including Parkinson's UK, WWF, Mind and Unicef on everything from website content projects to annual reviews.

Email Jennifer
07792 833824

Richard Berks

I’m a freelance science writer for medical research charities - supporting PR, all types of fundraising, and writing for the web. Get in touch to talk about how I can help you tell inspiring stories about life-changing research.

Alison Halliday

I’m an award-winning science communicator with 20+ years’ experience. I can bring your charity’s research to life with engaging, emotive stories that inspire action. Clients include CRUK, Action Medical Research, Diabetes UK, Fight for Sight and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Email Alison
07753 611767

Alison Harmer

“With minimal instruction, Alison just got on with the job – delivering sparkling content on time, every time.” I’m an award-winning copywriter, editor and proofreader with 32 years’ experience. Clients include Girlguiding, Keep Britain Tidy and St John Ambulance. Previously: RVS, Tesco Charity Partnership and Shaw Trust. I write lots for healthcare: Guy’s and St Thomas’, Bupa and Circle.

Email Alison
01189 894123

Hester Phillips

I’m a writer, editor and PR with more than 10 years experience in the charity sector. I’ve worked with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Sightsavers, AVERT, Peek Vision, the RSPB, Brighton Fringe and Lighthouse Arts. I have extensive experience in writing and editing news pieces, features, case studies and technical briefs as well as media outreach, social media and campaign work.

Email Hester
07786 926907

Ben Beaumont

I help not-for-profit organisations to tell their story. That could mean writing campaign messaging, crafting cases for support or producing and editing copy for social, email, DM and much more. I can also help define your tone of voice and train teams to write compelling copy. Recent clients include Amnesty International, Crisis, CRUK, Greenpeace, Royal British Legion and Unicef.

Helen Olszowska

I am a digital marketeer, specialising in social media management, content creation and editing. I have worked with charities, including Sckin, Human Rights Watch, Hospice UK, Asthma UK for 15 years running digital marketing campaigns and events.

Email Helen
07791 334364

Lara Davis

Senior, strategic, creative marketing communications specialist with over 25 years’ not-for-profit experience in-house and as a consultant. Clients include British Science Association, Anne Frank Trust UK, Diabetes UK, East Kent Carers Consortium and Working Options in Education.

Email Lara
07855 410204

Tim Butcher

Freelance filmmaker. Specialising in short form content, event films and campaigns. Clients include Mental Health Foundation, The Children’s Society and Relate. Former BBC journalist.

Email Tim
07837 567936

Cath Drake

Storytelling, writing, strategy, training. 25 years experience across audiences and channels in Australia and UK (NSPCC, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Parkinson’s UK, Amnesty etc). Specialist in beneficiary/supporter stories and strategy, multimedia digital asset management, content creation.

Email Cath
07958 198822

Jane Thompson

A creative and professional marketing communications manager who is motivated and organised with a wide range of experience spanning 15 years, predominantly in the not for profit sector. My passion is helping businesses that deliver a positive impact on society or the environment. I have extensive experience and qualifications in understanding, supporting and marketing social enterprises and charities.

Email Jane
07704 858862

Jo Walters

I work with students' unions and other small organisations. I offer training, consultancy and delivery of marketing and communications projects. Whether you just need a spare pair of hands or are looking for something more substantial, I'd love to help.

Eleanor Stanley

I develop copy and films for a range of health and social change organisations, aimed at public and professional audiences. I have a particular interest in storytelling and case studies and also offer project management, training, coaching, research and insight and strategy. 20 years' experience. Clients include the Health Foundation, The King's Fund, Point of Care Foundation.

Email Eleanor
01273 474412

Katie Brewin

Publicity/media relations & editing/copywriting. Former BBC journalist & press officer. Social & ethical issues. Former Save the Children & Hospice UK comms. Policy blog site editor. Experience of health/medical; science; education; engineering; security & technology.

Email Katie
07947 107704

Matt Chittock

I work with charities, social enterprises, ethically-minded entrepreneurs, associations, brands and ngos to perfect their communications in print and online. Recently I’ve worked on emails for Girlguiding, reports and case studies for Mind and messaging for St John Ambulance.

Email Matt
07876 458235

Sarah Nelson

I have 12 years’ experience working with charities to tell their stories, manage reputations and influence change. My specialisms include strategy, media and PR, copywriting and crisis comms. Clients include Sightsavers, Brooke, Institute of Development Studies and Compassion UK.

Email Sarah
07812 152044

Sarah Jackson

As a charity comms consultant with 15 years’ experience, I can offer website reviews, content audits, user research, content design, communications strategy, copywriting, project management, and training. I’ve worked with Oxfam, Womankind, Bliss, Gingerbread, Liberty, and others.

Email Sarah
07510 087969

Ann Noon

I'm a copywriter and editor with extensive experience of working in the third sector, in the areas of international development, health, disability, human rights and environmental sustainability. I've worked for WaterAid, Sightsavers International, Frontline AIDS and Ashden among others.

Email Ann
07787 414307

Kirsty Marrins

I'm a digital communications freelancer and accredited trainer specialising in social media, copywriting and digital marketing. Organisations I've worked with include Dogs Trust, RNLI, Pancreatic Cancer UK, Teenage Cancer Trust, Citizens Advice, Lightful and British Red Cross.

Email Kirsty
07903 830908

Sally Ketley

"Sally is rare talent. A writer that designs/a designer that writes... and she does both with equal brilliance." A tame, fuss-free creative with plenty of experience producing annual reviews and marketing materials for charities like Dreams Come True, RBLI and Jo's Trust.

Email Sally
07714 024407

Amy Hanson-Reed

I’m a freelance comms and marketing expert with 15 years’ experience. I have worked for leading charities in education, health, criminal justice, social care and community development. I specialise in audits, training, strategy, content creation, websites, social media, media relations, crisis comms and internal engagement

Email Amy
07545 883854

Rebecca Walton

I help purpose-driven organisations harness the power of their brands. I've created and implemented transformational brand, communications and marketing strategies for Unicef and Save the Children. Before that I worked for the agency Wolff Olins, where my work included high profile rebrands for Macmillan, Tate and Unilever.

Email Rebecca
07967 831910

Sarah Rushbrooke

I can tell your charity’s story in a range of ways: Content for social media, photography, videos, blog posts, website copy and newsletters. I’ve even been known to produce an annual review people want to read. 5+ years in the charity sector. Creative and enthusiastic.

Email Sarah
01416 496247

Mary Wessel

I’m a copywriter and editor with over 15 years’ experience. I turn complex information into clear and engaging copy and specialise in working with charities. Clients include: Macmillan, Teach First, Alzheimer’s Society, Leonard Cheshire, Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Email Mary
07905 228880


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