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!

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

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

Claire Colvine

Non-profit communications and campaigns specialist with over 13 years’ 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

Michael Parsons

Writer and editor with extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector. Specialising in media, I've had press roles with Amnesty International, WWF, ZSL and Shelter, as well as providing writing and editing services for clients including Publish What You Pay and Harm Reduction International.

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

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

Alexander Scott

Senior communication expert specialising in integrated brand, strategy and content development across all platforms and engagement activities. 15 years sector experience in-house and consultancy for Macmillan Cancer Support, Samaritans, Breast Cancer Care and Anthony Nolan.

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.

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 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

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

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

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."

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

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

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.

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

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

Gemma Taylor

I’m an experienced photographer and writer who will make your important issues into memorable stories. Working with me means you get your expert interviewer, writer and photographer all-in-one. I work collaboratively with interviewees and bring a fresh approach to charity photography. My main interests are human rights, health, HIV, LGBTQ-related issues, animal welfare, conservation and the environment.

Email Gemma
07305 075511

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Lara Davis

Strategic, creative marketing communications specialist with over 20 years' experience. Former head of comms with national charity Citizens Advice. Particular interest in health and education charities. Clients include British Science Association, Anne Frank Trust UK, Sound Seekers.

Email Lara
07855 410204

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

Kirsty Marrins

I'm a digital communications freelancer and accredited trainer specialising in social media, copywriting and digital marketing. Charities I've worked with include Teenage Cancer Trust, Citizens Advice Bureau, Breast Cancer Care, Cancer Research UK and more.

Email Kirsty
07903 830908

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

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

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

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

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.


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