Meet the team

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Gareth is the founder and managing director of Wordsworks.

He worked as a  business journalist between 1999 and 2005, writing for a range of newspapers and magazines in the UK, including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday and The Daily Telegraph. As a former journalist, he is adept at getting under the skin of complicated subjects and communicating the core ideas in clear, concise and engaging text, whether in just a few words or over many pages.

Particular areas of expertise include financial and professional services, energy, engineering, manufacturing, technology and education. He set up Wordsworks Limited in 2003 as a copywriting agency. Under the Wordsworks banner, he leads a team of highly experienced business copywriters, providing specialist copywriting and editing services to corporate clients in the UK and overseas.

Mark has been established as a business writer, editor and project manager since 2002. His work across a number of industries has included clients from leading international brands – often working as a strategic member of a cross-functional team.

He also has a rare niche as a technical writer, working with engineering and technology companies to write bid documents, white papers and cover top-level industry events. In the corporate world, he works with listed companies to write and edit annual, sustainability and other key reports.

Mark holds an MBA with distinction from the University of Leicester, UK, and brings both an academic and practical perspective to his work.

Picture of Jon Dixon - Senior Copywriter at Wordsworks.

Journalist turned copywriter Jon Dixon has extensive experience writing news feeds, company brochures, websites, construction tenders, financial reports and internal/external communications.

He worked as a reporter, feature writer and sub-editor for a decade in the media, before turning his focus to full-time copyediting and copywriting in 2010.

A versatile researcher, interviewer and writer, Jon has worked around the UK on a range of local, regional and national newspapers and magazines, as well as contributing to live radio panels and writing scripts for corporate business events.

Bertie is a highly experienced professional proofreader. He has over 15 years’ experience working as a proofreader for major blue-chips and professional services firms, both in-house and as a freelance consultant.

He has proofread every kind of legal document, from large company offering circulars to brief witness statements in contentious matters. He has also extensive experience editing client alerts, press releases, department brochures and all other kinds of marketing and business service document.

As well as legal proofreading, Bertie is comfortable working on every type of document, across any industry. Much of his work calls for skills far beyond the correction of straightforward aspects of English spelling, punctuation, grammar and usage, often requiring him to carry out extensive edits of documents written by non-native English speakers, or to ensure the consistency and accuracy of style and usage.

Fran Newton

A journalism graduate and seasoned copywriter, Fran specialises in creative, SEO-friendly content for websites, blogs and newsfeeds.

Fran has more than 10 years’ experience in print and online writing, producing compelling articles, promotional and PR pieces, ebooks, brochures and advertorial scripts for a broad range of clients, from local startups to multinational household brands.

Covering a variety of topics, from health to real estate, Fran enjoys the diversity of her remit, creating on-brief copy tailored to the bespoke requirements of each client.

Jon has been in the advertising business for 30 years, during which time he’s been creative director in three ad agencies.

This has seen him involved in the development of strategic marketing concepts and their tactical execution for high profile consumer brands, and leading names in many sectors of B2B.

His copywriting experience extends from customer-facing communications through to all forms of supporting assets, including corporate and product literature, videos, online activities and training materials.

He’s worked across all media and produced award-winning work in cinema, TV, press and direct mail.