I’ve been writing and editing professionally since 2012, and for shits and giggles on the internet since 2000. After finely honing my craft for two decades, it turns out my specialities are:
- Creating sleaze-free sales copy that makes the reader feel like they know you.
- Editing long documents (like reports and workbooks) to be more concise and engaging.
- Penning ‘realistic, empathetic, actionable and hilarious’ blog posts and articles.
- Transforming dry and incomplete notes into something coherent, dynamic and fun to read.
- Treading the fine line between professional and edgy (applies to both my work and my wardrobe).
- Writing newsletters people ‘read all the way to the end every time’ and ‘actually look forward to opening’.
‘She didn’t just have flair, she had a way with words that was magnetic. Very few writers have this gift. That writer was Kaz Marston.’ — Andrew McGarry
People generally hire me to write and edit:
- App copy
- Blog posts
- Case studies
- Email templates
- Product descriptions
- Reports & summary reports
- Sales pages
- Social media profiles
- Video scripts
But if there’s something else you need, I won’t say no. Well, I might. And I definitely will if it’s not writing-related, but the less said about that the better.
‘Kaz!!!!! I read the pages you sent me. OH. MY. GOD!! I LOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!’ — Kate Wolfe
What I don’t do:
- Generic, clichéd, jargon-filled, buzzword-centric bullshit
‘Kaz, where have you been hiding all these years? This is fab! I’ve used many copywriters over the years and your work is always spot on, well-written and I love your writing style.’ — Kay Dinsdale
Who I work with:
I’ve written sponsored content for national newspapers, summary reports to be debated in Scottish Parliament, ‘engaging and accessible’ (that’s a quote, not sarcasm) reports for universities, app copy for tech startups, case studies for charities, brochures for businesses, and countless websites, articles, sales copy and other content for a range of clients. I’ve also edited and rewritten mucho longform content, from ebooks to toolkits to courses.
My clients include The Guardian, educational institutes like the University of Stirling and the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, national charities like Foundation Scotland and the Energy Saving Trust, local businesses like Blair Cadell and Jeffreys Interiors, marketing agencies like the McGarry Agency and RocketMill, and many other small businesses, freelancers, startups and agencies.
‘I just smiled lots. It feels brilliant working with you, Kaz. I’m really happy you get us and are on our side. Thanks for everything every day, you’re fab!’ — Daren Forsyth
How much I charge:
I charge per project, rather than on an hourly or daily basis. (There may be exceptions, depending on how charismatic and wily you are.)
For brand work, my minimum project fee is £1,000. To give you an idea of what that looks like, a simple website package comes in at around £2,000.
For editing work, I charge £0.08/word (minimum fee £500).
For anything else, let’s talk.
‘Kaz has a true skill for translating fragments of thought and half-written lines into flowing copy that’s punchy and engaging.’ — Meredith Adams
How to get started:
Give me a shout and I’ll put together a quote and timeline for you (after I’ve probed you about your project, your needs, and your ultimate worldly desires).
If you need something tomorrow, I’ll either charge a rush fee or tell you I’m too busy, snap my folding fan shut and sashay out the door.
To get started, email me at email@example.com.
‘The first draft turned up and I was blown away. If you want a website that stands out from all those mundane sites we see every day, contact Kaz.’ — Rick Fawcett