Hi, I’m Steve Shaw. In the copywriting business, as in most businesses, it’s usually helpful to know a bit about the people you’re working with, so please allow me a couple of minutes to introduce myself.
After a career in the banking industry, mainly at the HSBC Group, where I spent several years in marketing and corporate communications roles, as well as in commercial and corporate banking roles, I opened Bishopsgate Copywriting in 2010.
Following a couple of subsequent diversions back into full time employment – editing a monthly financial magazine and then a move into a consultancy role in risk management – I’ve returned to focus on what I most like doing, which is writing great copy for my clients.
I have many years of commercial writing, copywriting, product marketing and corporate communications experience. There aren’t too many types of writing assignment that I haven’t done. Hiring a copywriter with lots of real-world financial sector and business experience can be helpful – it means I will hit the ground running on your project.
I’m also a skilled interviewer – my trusty little Olympus digital voice-recorder has seen a lot of action. (That reminds me – perhaps it’s time to upgrade to a newer model).
Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to have lived and worked in several different countries, including some uncomfortably hot and dangerous ones. I’ve had enough interesting life experiences to fill a book. With any luck, I’ll get around to writing that book someday.
But enough about me. The most important thing you’ll want to know about me, if you’ve taken the trouble to scroll down this far, is whether or not I’m a skilled wordsmith. To answer that question it’s really best that you have a look at what my clients say about me.