I’m Jess, a 30-something Bristolian, Mum to the best small person in the entire world and wife to Dave, a Front-End Web Developer, amazing coffee fiend and my partner in crime. Together, we live just outside of Bristol, drink tons of good coffee and love to try new foods, watch movies and go on adventures together.
Previously, I've worked in various roles across the creative spectrum: as well as working as a freelance Copywriter, I've been a Staff Writer for an online film magazine, a Content Manager for a web design company, a 'Viral' Marketing Executive for an advertising agency, and a Marketing and Content Specialist for a large not-for-profit organisation in the food industry, among other titles! This has afforded me the opportunity to learn about many interesting industries and to collaborate with a very nice bunch of creatives.
By day, you’ll most likely find me writing in a coffee shop, listening to some tunes, when I’m not looking after the little bean. My favourite things to write about are food and films, but I'm happy to write about anything, really - the most "out there" subject I've ever had a client ask me to write about was planning a funeral (I pride myself on doing lots of research).
I also have a disability in the form of a chronic illness/pain condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). As such, I’m quite interested in writing about what it’s like to have a disability, as well as issues relating to those with disabilities in general (e.g. representation, challenges people face etc). I’m also super passionate about promoting equity and diversity within the workplace - up until recently, I was both a Union Rep focusing on this and part of a group working towards improving representation and lived experiences at a large not-for-profit organisation.
I grew up writing little stories throughout childhood, which then turned into writing scripts for film and television at college. I then studied creative writing at Bath Spa University, majoring in prose fiction and scriptwriting, where I was fortunate enough to study under some amazing authors and Scriptwriter, Doug Chamberlin. I’ve been working on a cyberpunk novel for over 10 years, which I hope to finish in the near future…watch this space!