Philippa Willitts is a freelance writer, proofreader, copyeditor and journalist, available for hire. She also does sensitivity reading / sensitivity editing for publishing companies and independent writers, covering disability sensitivity reading and LGBTQ+ sensitivity reading. She mostly works in non-fiction, including academic textbooks, but has also worked on young adult fiction, children’s fiction and adult fiction.
In her journalism, she specialises in writing about issues affecting the disability and LGBTQ+ communities, with a particular specialism in gender-based violence. She draws on data and individual stories to highlight wider, intersectional issues.
She has been published on the Guardian, Independent, Channel 4 News and New Statesman websites, xoJane, the Daily Dot and more and is also a skilled writer of SEO content, blog posts, commercial copy, press releases, case studies and web content.
When doing commercial copywriting, she helps businesses to tailor their website content so that it gets maximum search engine exposure without compromising on the writing style.
She provides up-to-date and well-researched regular content for blogs to engage readers and customers; and she has a particular interest in content marketing, providing long-term customer-focused website content to ensure that customers find your site and, through reading your blog, recognise your specialism and authority.
Philippa also writes ad hoc pieces of work such as creating static website copy and researching and writing case studies. On occasions, she manages clients’ social media accounts and contributes to strategic social planning. She also ghost-writes articles for those who do not have the capacity or skills to write their own content and she proofreads the work of both businesses and individuals.
Her specialist areas are health and disability; women’s issues; and digital marketing, especially on the subjects of social media, SEO, content marketing, internet security and internet marketing. She has a particularly geeky love of writing about computer password security.
On this site, you can find details of her freelance writing and rates, her proofreading and copyediting, frequently asked questions, and contact details. You can also find out a bit more about how and why she got into freelance writing and how she runs her business in this interview.
The rest of her website is written in the first person. She’s never quite sure why About Pages tend not to be, but it was one trend she decided against bucking.