ALL KINDS OF WORDS, FOR ALL KINDS OF PURPOSES
If your business or publication needs writing or editing services of any kind, F Words can help. We offer news/feature writing, interviews, case studies, sub-editing, marketing copy, press releases, internal comms text, web copy, blogs, speeches, policy documents, social media posts, website critiques and publication production management.
We can call on a network of other editorial professionals (such as graphic and web designers, writers and photographers) to collaborate on larger projects.
The people behind F Words are Susan Fenton and Sarah Finch. Between them, they provide a full range of writing and editing services for corporate and not-for-profit organisations/NGOs, as well as for newspaper and magazine editors.
Susan has worked extensively as a news and feature writer for various business and trade magazines and in internal comms; as a reporter on local newspapers and a sub-editor on national newspapers and on consumer and B2B publications; and as a copywriter/editor for various corporate and small business clients. She has worked on publications as diverse as the Daily Mirror, the Evening Standard, Hello! magazine, an online lifestyle magazine for the over-50s and trade magazines covering the greeting card, gift, cookware and fancy dress industries, as well as staff newspapers at British Telecom and HSBC and for a women’s interest features agency.
In her current role as a freelance contributor to a regional business lifestyle magazine she has carried out hundreds of interviews with board-level executives in sectors as diverse as retail, legal, insurance, banking, advertising, technology, accountancy, construction, telecoms and healthcare, on matters as varied as recruitment, IT, business development, the definition of success and what makes an effective company director.
Sarah is a writer and editor with extensive experience of the NGO sector. She researches, writes and edits accessible and engaging content for a wide range of digital and print communications, from fundraiser kits to policy reports and speeches.
She is currently a regular freelance writer/editor at Save the Children and Christian Aid and has also worked as a writer/editor, project manager or press/marketing officer for numerous campaigning organisations including the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation, Friends of the Earth, Global Forest Coalition, Action for Children, CAFOD, Greenpeace, Make Poverty History, the Trade Justice Movement and the World Development Movement.
She has also worked for campaigning organisations in the fields of children’s welfare, land mines and genetically modified crops.
Sarah has a degree in Religion with Literature from the University of Bristol and Susan a degree in English and History from the Open University. Susan also holds the newspaper journalism certificate of the National Council for the Training of Journalists as well as professional qualifications in internal communications, PR and marketing.
Both Susan and Sarah have an interest in environmental and left-of-centre politics, Sarah being a former Green Party borough councillor and current co-chair of her local party and having worked as regional liaison officer for a Green MEP – and Susan being a candidate in this year’s local council elections and being on the local party’s fundraising committee. Both are members of the local peace group.
Both enjoy creative writing; Susan is an amateur songwriter and occasional blogger (see the posts on this site) and Sarah writes short stories and aspires to write about nature and landscape, having been ‘highly commended’ in a BBC Wildlife Magazine essay competition.
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