Writing Services

Copywriting

With experience as a freelance and in-house content marketer, I am well-versed in revamping old, tired copy and writing original content.

Whether you need help with an entire content strategy including pillar pages, support articles, resource articles, social media, and email campaigns, or help with a website rebrand, drop me a line.

Reviews and sponsored posts 

I have around five years experience in reviewing theatre shows, events, films, books, and products. I thoroughly enjoy this kind of work and I am always looking for new projects and productions to write about.

If you have self-published a book, created a product, run your own graphic design business, or you’re organising a stage show, I would be more than happy to collaborate with you.

Proofreading and editing

With a First Class degree in BA Hons Creative Writing, Journalism, and English, I have a wealth of experience in fiction writing (short fiction, poetry, scriptwriting), journalism, and academic writing.

I am available to proofread, edit, and offer in-depth feedback on CVs, cover letters, job applications, personal statements for college and university, fiction, and coursework.

Advertising

If you would like to advertise your product or services on sophiemcnaughton.com, I would be happy to discuss plans and rates with you depending on your company and package.

You can read more about my background here.

If you are interested in hiring me for any of these services at competitve rates or if you’d like to arrange a consultation to find out more, contact:

sophieamcnaughton@gmail.com


Testimonials

‘Sophie joined the ranks of Scotcampus in 2015 to embark on an internship in our offices. And she more than completed her quest of flexing her writing muscles.

In Sophie’s role as Editorial Assistant, she seamlessly worked with the rest of the team to produce high quality editorial including: feature writing for online and print platforms, field journalism and conducting interviews.

Sophie’s talent wasn’t just seen on paper though, she snapped into action as our behind the scenes photographer during our Freshers’ Festival campaign photo shoot, which took place in several different locations.

During her time at Scotcampus, Sophie contributed a significant portfolio of work to tight deadlines at a consistent high quality. Her strongest traits included her proactive nature, a thorough attention to detail as well as her positive attitude. All of the team at Scotcampus enjoyed working with Sophie in-house. In fact, we might even have cried a little bit upon her departure.’

Laura Blackhurt, former Editor-in-Chief at Scotcampus

‘Though Sophie has only been writing for CultNoise since the beginning of May 2015, we already consider her to be one of CultNoise’s finest writers. Her work is consistently flawless and simply transcendent. This is especially true for her work centered around social issues such as feminism and education, and indeed her June 30 article on Charity Tuesday inspired us to similarly feature a different charity on CultNoise every Tuesday going forward.

Character-wise, Sophie is a pleasure to speak to, being both consistently polite and courteous in her interactions.

We see great things in Sophie’s future. We are proud to have had Sophie as a writer, and look forward to seeing what good she does in the world.’

– Matt Sloan, former Editor at CultNoise Magazine

‘When I met Sophie in a writing group known as Scribblers – founded by friends at university – I was instantaneously mesmerised by the charm and clarity in her writing. Getting to know Sophie has been a pleasure. As a fellow writer, I soon realised that she is consistently ready to discuss new visions and suggestions with other writers – not only close to her but around the globe as well, as her work reaches new heights in foreign places. This is only enhanced by her proactive nature and confidence to execute tasks.

Sophie possesses the writing skills of a journalist far beyond her years – that’s if you would call her just a journalist. You see, Sophie is already a perfectly mixed journalistic, opinionative and fictional concoction. Her vibrant personality on and off page has won her a strong following on social media and reliable audience for her writing. And, while all of her writing might read like well-written prose, her factual and technical accuracy consistently reflect that of the upmost thoroughly-researched documentary script.

Sophie is reliable. She writes new articles almost on a daily basis and has established rapport with several different publications and organisations since the beginning of her young writing career in 2014. Her fictional work has also been recognised outside of her tuition: in March 2015 her short story Ivy Moon won Short Story of the Month on the website ‘Short Story Sunday’.

As a colleague in the field, I predict great things for Sophie. I find myself looking up to her in the same way a person might respect an older sibling. She consistently defies the limits of student-living by producing quality work and I see bright things in Sophie’s future.’

– Rachael Procter, Writer and Blogger at Rachael Rites