Find a new level of clarity in your business.

Work With Me

You might be ready to uplevel or pivot your business (maybe you’re poised to raise your rates significantly, or perhaps you’re starting to offer your services to a different kind of client). Or maybe you’re just feeling a bit stuck or ‘meh’ about what you’ve been doing.

Uncovering the story at the core of your business gets at the heart of what you do, why you do it and how you communicate.

Here are some of the things my clients come to me saying:

  • “I feel lost in the crowd of my competitors.”

  • “I can’t charge what I’m worth because I can’t show how I’m different.”

  • “People just don’t get what I do.”

  • “I’m sick of feeling like I have to convince people to buy from me.”

  • “I feel like I’m screaming into the void of the internet every day and still getting drowned out in the noise.”

Sometimes my clients feel that they're visual people rather than words people, but usually, they're good writers who either haven't yet uncovered their personal brand voice, or who understand that getting editorial feedback can take good-enough text to the kind of great copy that has potential clients asking themselves how you got inside their head.

I also offer a purely editorial service as the 'secret weapon' for well-established entrepreneurs who know their brand voice but want to be sure that all their content is hitting a consistent tone and/or that they're changing register appropriately for a different audience group.

And I work with entrepreneurs who want to get the book that’s in their head out onto the page.

Whether you’re relatively new to business or have many years of experience under your belt, you know you want to stand out from the crowd and get noticed by the people who want what you have.

Who I Work With

My clients have usually been in business for at least a year, sometimes a decade; most often working as a one woman band, sometimes with part-time support or a very small team. They're highly creative and very much focused on doing the best possible work for their own clients. Often they're 'accidental entrepreneurs' - they wanted to be an artist or a life coach or a writer or a yoga teacher, but that turned out to mean being self-employed.

I work with:

  • designers

  • coaches

  • consultants

  • holistic practitioners

  • e-course creators.

They’re proud of the business they’ve built up but want to make sure that their online presence fits them and their ideal clients like a glove.

What We Do Together

If you decide to work with me, we will focus on uncovering the story at the heart of your business, to give you a new level of brand clarity. And we’ll craft the right words to reach out to your perfect fit clients.

I will make use of all the skills I honed working for two decades in publishing as an editor to help you to get to the heart of the story you want to tell about your business - instantly making you and your brand more memorable.

Overall, my aim is to help you to find flow, freedom and fulfillment in your business by tuning into your inner voice, speaking up and being heard by all the right people.

 
 

I offer coaching and consulting by Zoom video sessions. I have clients based all round the world, in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and the UK. Here is how you can work with me 1:1, or you can find out more about my membership community here, or my e-course on writing effective but non-manipulative Sales Pages here.

 
 
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Unlock your message

Stories are how we connect with & understand one another - and your stories can be the key to unlocking your core message. If you can uncover the stories at the root of your business, you don’t just have the foundations of great copy, you also have an easy and natural process from which you can distill your message and reach out to your perfect-fit clients.

And once you have your core message defined and dialed-in, everything else becomes easier - it’s the foundation of your business model, your marketing strategy and the fundamental reason for clients to be attracted to working with you in the first place.

Investment: £600


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Web Copy

Learn one of the most crucial skills in online business AND rewrite your website with support from a trusted editor.

“Sophy’s copywriting skills are spot-on!”

Sharon Newsom, Designer, The Qurious Effect

“Sophy is a copywriter extraordinaire.”

Kerstin Martin, Squarespace Web Designer & Online Educator

Turn your web copy around in just 6-8 weeks - imagine the relief you’ll feel to finally have a website you’re proud to send potential clients or collaborators to.

Investment: £1,300


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Writing Mentorship

You want to write, but you’re blocked. You have lots of ideas, but you don't know which one will work. Daily life and the realities of running a business keep getting in the way of writing. And then there's the paralysis that sets in when you confront the blank screen and the blinking cursor.

That's where I come in.

I've spent two decades in the books world and set up a business as a writing mentor in 2012. I've coached writers of all experience levels (including Booker Prize shortlisted Graeme Macrae Burnet) and in all sorts of genres. I've helped people establish a consistent daily writing rhythm that's enabled them to finally finish a book they started writing years ago - or to be able to blog regularly and revive their newsletter. I know that the best writers shine when they work with an editor.

Six months of dedicated support for £2,500.

 
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"...she really opened my eyes to what's possible in my business..."

I found my sessions incredibly helpful and enlightening. Being quite familiar with sales and marketing techniques I had been concerned that Sophy might not be able to suggest anything that I hadn’t already considered – boy, was I wrong!!

I loved how she managed to make suggestions which pulled together several threads of ideas I’d already had and turned them into something spectacular which plays firmly to my strengths. I also liked how she pointed out strengths in my business which I hadn’t even realised were there. The whole session gave me a completely new perspective on my business as a whole, and made me realise how small I was playing.

I would recommend Sophy’s services without hesitation! She is patient, persistent, and supportive, and makes me feel like I can achieve much more than I was aiming for. I think anyone who is struggling to make sense of their products, pricing, and services would benefit greatly from speaking with her. She really opened my eyes to what’s possible in my business.”

Eli Trier | Artist & Author


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"...Working with her feels as if I have a supportive business partner on tap..."

“Every session with Sophy provides me with renewed focus and clarity around the next steps required to move my business forward. I've been able to clarify my target and my message and to create a website that hits the right note. And our ongoing sessions have meant that I've been able to sharpen my strategy and focus on the specific steps required to achieve it .

I would absolutely recommend Sophy's services. Working with her feels as if I have a supportive business partner on tap. Someone who understands my bigger vision, combines insight with a super practical point of view and who offers focused input to keep me on track with my goals.

I got practical input that wasn’t formulaic and wasn’t based on what “should” be done. Sophy completely took into account not only my business needs but who I am as a person and what is likely to resonate with me and inspire me to take action.

Jessica Uys | Coach & Facilitator


Jen Johnson

"...I'm seeing quick results from my work with her..."

"Sophy is really outstanding at what she does. I would highly recommend her services to anyone I know who wants to create a more heartfelt marketing approach for their business. 

Since I followed Sophy's guidance, I'm attracting more of my ideal clients, and when they call, they even tell me they relate to specific things I've expressed in my web copy. 

Her approach is very practical but also warm, down to earth, patient, kind and authentic. It's FUN working with her! 

Sophy keeps the sessions filled with relevant conversation and teaches practical strategies that I can use to achieve my intentions. She's delivered amazing content without any fluff, and I'm seeing quick results from my work with her." 

Jen Johnson | Mindfulness Teacher and Coach


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“My prices hadn't moved much over the years, and the thought of putting them up, especially on courses that contained the same content, concerned me… My fears turned out to be completely unfounded. Enrollment numbers did not drop, therefore my income increased quite significantly. And no one has complained!

I wouldn't have done this without Sophy's encouragement and practical reasoning, and thanks to her I have greater freedom and flexibility in my business.

Tara Leaver | Artist | Teacher


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"...targeted, manageable, extremely helpful advice."

"My sessions with Sophy were incredibly helpful--just what I needed. Not only did they give me courage to do something that makes me uncomfortable--they also helped me understand the reasons why my natural inclinations might actually be pointing me towards taking a smart decision given my business.

When I still balked at following my instincts, she helped me test whether they were valid, then helped me understand concretely what specific actions I could take next.

I'd recommend Sophy to anyone who needs support to cut through the noise and confusion to help them see what's possible. You will get targeted, manageable, extremely helpful advice."

Michelle Boyd, PhD | Inkwell Academic Retreats

 

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"...she helps people succeed by being more of themselves...“

"Sophy helps people promote their business in their own way, in a way that they don’t have to compromise their individuality, freedom and integrity. She helps people succeed by being more of themselves. She’s so affirming and supportive. Working with her was like a huge boost of confidence. She’s one of the most supportive and affirming coaches I’ve worked with.

I got a lot out of our work together and think that I’ll be applying these strategies in my business for a long time to come.”

Michelle Ayn Tessensohn | Master Coach | Self Mastery Coaching


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"...such a relief to know I can do it in a way that's totally authentic..."

I felt like Sophy just ‘got me’ from the get-go. She left me with simple, actionable ways to boost my business, and it’s such a relief to know I can do it in a way that’s totally comfortable, authentic, and suited to where I am in life + biz. I’m feeling lighter and bolder, and ready to rumble!”

Christina Paul | Web Designer & Copywriter | Zeoni Creations


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"Sophy's approach is gentle and patient but really effective. She is super-respectful of her clients' choices and honours the way they are choosing to run their business, and what their priorities are.

During our time together I launched a free challenge which doubled my list subscribers. I grew my visibility, gained more followers on social media, and changed my message to be aligned more with my values.

I have a plan for where I am going and am excited for what the future holds."  

Madeleine Forbes | E-course Creator | The Seasoned Year


Jannie Harvey

"...her gentle push and clarity has gotten me back on track..."

“My session with Sophy has given me clarity to be able to prioritize what needed to be done now while still being aligned with my long term goals. I would definitely recommend her services. She has a calming presence and was quick to see what I needed and the direction I needed to go, and was on point without being pushy or dictating. She's insightful and breaks down the overwhelming tasks into small, manageable ones.  Her gentle push and clarity has gotten me back on track on what I need to do and why I need to do it.”

Jannie Mitzeiko Harvey | Founder | Read it to Me


"...amazed by her ability to guide me with insightful questions..."

“I wasn’t sure what Sophy could do in just one hour, but was truly amazed by her ability to guide me with insightful questions to a structure, plan and strategy. I couldn’t wait to get off the phone and start implementing right away!”

Tasra Dawson | Artist & Advocate


"I no longer feel like my business is running me. Before working with Sophy I was drowning in doing all the things and unhappy about doing most of them. Now I have a clear strategy and clear steps to get there. Most importantly, it feels easy.

It’s been such a pleasure working with Sophy. She is so calm and genuine. It felt like we were sitting right across from each other over tea, not oceans apart!"

Erica Lampley | Brand & Graphic Designer


"WOW! Sophy is pretty amazing -- think soul search + practical advice + integrity. In just one hour she made great suggestions for how I might manage a big business transition without feeling that I have to give up all my income and start from scratch again.

Working with her in a mentorship gave me more clarity and a valuable list of action points. 'Permission' to 'stay the course' and a sense of the 'next level' for my business.

She is substantive, no-nonsense, a deep listener and able to move people along when they feel stuck"

Kerstin Martin | Squarespace Authorized Trainer and Web Designer


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"I would absolutely recommend working with Sophy. I feel like I got so much out of our time together and was sad to see it end.

I very much appreciated her approach to marketing being different from yelling from the rooftops to get attention. I feel comfortable with the action steps we came up with for my own business, so I would recommend her to anyone looking to feel more themselves in their business, who wants to feel good about the marketing strategy they implement instead of following a mass market-type plan.

She excels at being supportive, believing in her clients and allowing them to feel heard. And her copywriting skills are spot on!"

Sharon Newsom | Squarespace Web Designer | The Qurious Effect