Freelance profile

David Marshall

Seasoned copywriter, copy editor, features writer: A skilled and cost effective copywriter of user stories, business manuals and educational material; in a wide range of fields from management training activities to engineering brochures. A perceptive and proficient copy editor. And a capable writer of enertaining and informative features. Formerly a specialist in industrial relations (1970-90's) and a technical writer (1990-2010).

Contact details:

Town: Nottingham
Region/nation: East Midlands
Country: United Kingdom
Also find me on: Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Library resources
Telephone: 0800 047 0758
Mobile: 07940413090


See suggested rates:

Feature writerRates: Print media
Online journalismRates: Online/writing
TrainerRates: Teaching/training
ProofreaderRates: Sub-editing
ColumnistRates: Print media
Book writerRates: Print media - writing books
from the Freelance Fees Guide.


  • Technology
  • Leisure and hobbies
  • Health and fitness
  • Travel/tourism
  • Lifestyle
  • Food and drink
  • Environment and conservation
  • Social Sciences
  • Industrial relations
  • Trade unions

Major clients:

  • Constable Publishers
  • Frances Lincoln Publishers
  • SoundsWrite PR
  • Voice AS PR

Profile last updated: 2013-11-18 18:14:18

Extra information:

Engaged in a diverse profile: Writing user stories for FARO (3D imaging and laser scanning), researching the 3rd (online/app) edition of Best Walks in Ireland, authoring the materials for a number of training courses, and regularly delivering varied magazine features.  All of which should illustrate at least a portion of my broad experience, my range of competencies and my ability to address a wide range of audiences in different environments and through differing media.

I am well organised and am often available for other projects. Truthfully no job is ever too small; so please contact me to discuss anything you have in mind. With the bearing and conduct of a committed professional I'm reliable and proficient, but still easy to chat with, and quite happy to help you explore your own needs if you haven't clarified them yet.

Personal interests:
As a published poet, I also perform occasionally for fun.  Hobbies include anything with mountains, wind and water. From mountaineering and trekking to sailing and cruiser yacht racing; kite buggying to x-country skiing. I am an amateur naturalist and have an active interest in the natural and built environments, architecture, vernacular architecture and heritage. I am active within a number of community organizations and a former cruiser-class captain.

Café.BLOG ( and ifeck ( are two diverse blogs I write because I feel passionate about a getting a good cup of coffee and because I enjoy the opportunity to express my experience of technologies.

I have regular working bases in Nottingham, Dublin and SW France.  I travel the EU/Scandinavia frequently.

Phone me: UK: 079 4041 9030, RoI: 087 631 3088.