Steve Shaw of Bishopsgate Copywriting

Before you hire a new copywriter it’s handy to know a bit about the person you’ll be working with, so here’s some info about me.

I worked in the banking industry for quite a few years, mainly with the HSBC Group in London, Hong Kong, Brussels and Dubai. Won’t bore you with the details (they’re all on LinkedIn) but I had several different roles at HSBC, where I was one of their “International Managers.”

I’ve always loved to write, and I had a lot of opportunity to do this in various marketing and corporate communications roles. When I left the banking industry in 2010, I decided to launch my own financial copywriting business, and Bishopsgate Copywriting was born. I’d started my banking career in HSBC’s offices at 99, Bishopsgate in the City of London, hence the company name.

Since then, I’ve had a couple more career diversions. I was the Editor at a UK financial magazine for a while and also had a consultancy role for the Philadelphia-based Risk Management Association. But for several years now I’ve been working hard for my copywriting clients and polishing my SEO copywriting skills.

Over the years, there aren’t too many types of writing assignment that I haven’t done. Hiring a writer with lots of real-world financial sector and business experience is really helpful for my clients (or so they tell me). They know that I’ll hit the ground running on their copywriting and content writing projects.

I’m also a skilled interviewer – my trusty little Olympus digital voice-recorder has seen a lot of action.

Interviewer kit
Essential Tool Kit for Interviews

I’ve been very fortunate to have lived and worked in several different countries, including some uncomfortably hot and quite dangerous ones. I’ve had enough interesting life experiences to fill a book. Maybe I’ll get around to writing that book someday.

But enough about me. I’m sure the most important thing for you is to know whether or not I’m a skilled copywriter.

To find out, please have a look at my portfolio, reviews and testimonials.

To read my blog, please click here.

I hope to have an opportunity to work with you.

copywriter working in the garden
Hard at work in the garden