Great Ocean Road 2017/18 Travel Planner

End client: Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Client Agency: Frank Lane Design + Branding Agency Medium: 64pp A5 printed booklet Brief: Develop engaging, motivational editorial content full of stories, people and inspiration. Required interviews of Great Ocean Road personalities, research, development of editorial copy +  “must-do” experiences covering key themes, plus focus on villages and…

Article/Book Review for Geelong + Surf Coast Living magazine

Client: Geelong + Surf Coast Living magazine, Australia’s 2017 Consumer Publication of the Year Brief: Develop an article/book review around Surfing in the Sixties and its connection to the Surf Coast, including interview with local identity, Barrie Sutherland. Titled Tribes and Trailblazers, the piece was published in Autumn 2017 edition.  

8 x blog posts for Luxury Property Selection

Client: Harcourts International Brief: Develop a series of 8 x blogs for Luxury Property Selection, an international marketing brand, owned and operated by one of the world’s leading real estate organisations, Harcourts International. Research topics (Children’s Features in Luxury Homes, Top Media Technology in Luxury Homes, Luxury Swimming Pools, Talking Point: Art, Top Outdoor Tech in Luxury…

Web Content for Truffleduck

Client: Truffleduck Agency: Paul Kelly Creative Brief: Substantially edit and polish content for new website for leading Geelong events and catering business. Briefed to focus on engaging copy that speaks to the depth and breadth of this iconic business, and tells the story of their journey. Content includes Home page, About page, catering disciplines, separate pages for…

20 x team bio’s for IDP Lawyers

Client: IDP Lawyers, an independent law firm located in Melbourne providing legal advice and expertise in managing the defence of accident compensation disputes, primarily for WorkSafe Victoria, and medical law disputes on behalf of a medical indemnity insurer. Brief: Develop content for 20 x team bio’s for legal partners and lawyers including phone interviews, collating professional and…

About Sheryl Allen

As a professional freelance copywriter, I write feel-good content for a living. I’ve been copywriting through my business Over the Page for more than 20 years. Since the last millennium. Since the heady days of faxing drafts and couriering floppy disks loaded with final copy. A time when print ruled the marketing world. These days, I develop…

You’re worth it! Holding your ground on freelance rates

I’ve been a freelance copywriter for longer than I own up to in fresh company. Over the years I’ve inched my professional rates up – gradually and mostly at the insistence of my accountant. I’ve accumulated experience and developed skills that make my current rates fair for the value I offer. I’m not a big-four…