Hello, my name is Cate Bickmore and I have been working in PR, communications and editorial for more than 20 years.
I started out as the editorial assistant on a national magazine, then did a PGCE and a bit of secondary school English teaching (which is why I’m terribly good with apostrophes). I later moved on to agency PR, then worked in editorial for a highly respected medical publisher. I’ve since worked in corporate communications and engagement for several NHS organisations, which provided me with some particularly useful experience in media relations.
Freelance since 2013, I now provide freelance copywriting, copy editing, editing and proofreading services to a range of clients across the UK and beyond. I work with publishing houses and PR agencies, with independent authors and for businesses.
I am approachable and friendly but also highly professional. I take great pride in my work; that’s why all of my quotes include any amends and re-writes – provided they’re within the scope of the original brief.
I think (and feedback from my clients suggests) that my research ability sets me apart in this market. I don’t just write well, I write intelligently and with regard to quality sources.
I work from my own offices in Hemel Hempstead, which is just north of London. When I’m not working I like messing about on Adobe (especially Illustrator), dressmaking, watching stand-up comedy and chatting.