Penny Rich the Writer
I am known as a journalist for my ideas, my visual ‘eye’ for creating striking images, my ability to write clean copy needing minimal editing, and above all, for a natural ability to write in the voice of the required ‘market’. I was once infamous in Fleet Street when two Editors praised me as the only freelancer who wrote in their style - the articles were published the same week, one in The Telegraph and the other in Woman’s Realm magazine!
I am interested in work in the following areas:
- Journalism. I am available to write general features - specifically women’s interest - or work on any special projects, or supplements, for newspapers, magazines or on-line publications. I will gladly give you some ideas... And previous Editors, colleagues, or contacts: if you remember the by-line Penny Rich, get in touch.
- PR/writing/concepts/product creation for Cosmetic Companies. For over a decade I wrote about the beauty industry. From 2005-2007 I worked with make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury to create Helena Rubinstein’s colour collections. And I am now mature enough to be in the beauty industry’s largest-spending consumer target group [UK women aged 40-60].
- Books. It took me 30 days to write First Steps through Separation and Divorce (ISBN 978-0-7459-5536-0, published February 2012) - a helpful, humorous, hands-on guide to divorce. If you are a commissioning Publisher or Agent, please contact me. I currently have many ideas – in particular, children’s stories, health and beauty, women’s fiction and self-help guides.
- Marketing, product and consumer research. I have recently used my verbal/visual skills as a writer for market research focus groups for major brands. I have also done some creative ‘blue sky’ brainstorming meetings. I am available to visualise, promote, create, style, write or brainstorm for any product.