About

HI, I’M ALEXIS, A SCOTTISH 30-SOMETHING FREELANCE WRITER, LIFESTYLE BLOGGER AND CONTENT CREATOR BASED IN NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

I love nothing more than playing with words and crafting engaging content, and I feel very lucky to have forged a career in communications spanning more than 15 years.

I’m open to freelance commissions – keep scrolling for everything you need to know about my expertise.

4 of my specialisms

Blogging
Copywriting
Feature writing
Ghostwriting

Where you’ll find my words and what I can help you with

I’m passionate about telling stories and creating inspiring yet relatable lifestyle content that entertains and informs readers across print and online platforms. This encompasses:

Editorials
Advertorials
Columns
Blog posts
Newsletters
Press releases
Brochures and other marketing collateral

8 things about me

More than 15 years’ experience across journalism, marketing, and PR.

By day, I’m a Senior Copywriter for a global IT staffing solutions firm. My previous full-time roles include Editor of a leading North East business publication, and Marketing and Brand Manager of the UK’s largest independent commercial art, craft and design gallery.

5 years as a Freelance Features Writer for award-winning blog Brides Up North and luxury print magazine Unveiled.

I hold a PgDip in Magazine Journalism from Cardiff University, accredited by the Periodicals Training Council.

Founder of independent lifestyle blog Newcastle Sparkles and its soon-to-launch podcast.

Creator of newsletter The Monday Oops

I’m currently undertaking CIM’s Copywriting – The Complete Guide online course, and also recently completed Pretty Little Marketer’s Instagram School and Francesca Specter’s 5-week Podcast to Platform course.

Mentor with The Girls’ Network, helping to guide and inspire young women in Newcastle.

And a few more things…

My other specialities include sub-editing and proofreading.

I’ve also interviewed people from a variety of industries, such as entertainment, hospitality, retail, finance, and sport, plus a sprinkling of celebrities along the way.

Curious? Get in touch >>>

alexis.forsyth@gmail.com