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.

Our qualifications

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.

Our interests

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.

Please see the Services page for more.

Join the conversation! 11 Comments

  1. Sue,

    Even though I’ve just started following your blog, I enjoy your style of writing and your wit. I’ve noticed we have many bloggers on here from the UK on WordPress and I do appreciate the diversity. That’s why I’m nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    http://lostnchina.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/hyperactive

    Thanks for your blog.

    Susan

    Reply
  2. Thank you, Susan, lovely of you to think of me! I’ve just checked out the details of the awards on your blog and will endeavour to do a suitable post over the weekend. It’s quite exciting being nominated for something other than it being my turn to do the dishes. Again.

    Reply
    • Very funny lol.

      I can see there is a proliferation of sue/susans here…and Im not helping!!!

    • The more the merrier!

  3. Hi there! Thanks for following my blog🙂 Just wanted to drop a quick note and let you know that I have moved over to wordpress.org, so to continue receiving updates, you may have to sign up via email or RSS at http://ringfingertanline.com
    Confusing, I know… but worth it😉

    Reply
    • Good luck with that – I tried the CSS upgrade for a while on wordpress.com and it baffled me so much I decided there was no chance of me ever moving to wordpress.org!
      I’ll go to yours and sign up anyway!

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