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I mostly work as a communications specialist and copywriter, but I’m aways open to taking on (cultural) projects that interest me. If I’m not already pitching to you, feel free to reach out about text I could write for your release, event or other project. See below a selection of testimonials and examples of texts, and get in touch!

“Callum is a smart, witty and resourceful writer. He understands the field of arts and culture well, and is particularly sensible to the themes of Plokta. This enables him to translate rough ideas into text - a huge asset to Plokta Festival. I also commissioned Callum to write the project texts for my studio's website. Again, the cultural sensibility to text conversion worked out great. 10/10.“
–Jurian Strik, Founder of Plokta and Studio Strik

“I want to thank you for the dedication with which you have corrected my work. Your comments and annotations have helped me a lot, not only in terms of improving my language, but also in terms of my analysis and the content of my work.“
–Maria Guadalupe Ramirez, client with Scribbr

Cultural texts
  • Film & music reviews, previews, blurbs, features & interviews 
  • Artist bios & project texts
  • Exhibition & program texts
  • Concept & thematic texts
  • Funding pitches

Copywriting, PR & Communications
  • Website copy
  • Social media posts & stories
  • Slide decks & other B2B texts
  • Research summaries & white papers
  • Features & interviews
  • Case studies & project texts 
  • PR angles, news hooks & headlines
  • Tone of voice & positioning guidelines
  • Press releases & media pitches
  • Newsletters
  • Scripts

Editing & Academic
  • Proofreading
  • Post-translation editing
  • Rewriting for style or tone of voice
  • Academic editing, clarity & structure support, formatting
  • Abstracts, calls for papers, editorials
  • Sub-editing

“Callum is an excellent writer. He always finds the right tone of voice, whether it is about a serious topic or a short fun-filled social media text.“
–Jasper Ongkiehong, Social Media Manager at iamsterdam

More recommendations visible at LinkedIn or on request

Writing samples

[case studies for Sizzer, music placement agency

[script for several videos promoting Free a Girl’s campaign ‘Voice for Justice’]
[Pink News story, written by Emma Powys Maurice, but mostly taken from my media pitch & interviews]
[see also similar text for production studio behind the film, Halal]

[script for Plokta SE/02 trailer]

Note: most of the samples above are taken from client work for The Humblebrag and For the Right Reasons agencies with Jessica Hartley – website still under construction