It’s almost a year to the day since I set off on this new freelancing adventure. I’ve worked with several clients and produced all kinds of content, from podcasts and videos to good old-fashioned web copy. We’re already a month into 2018. Here’s an update on some new projects that I’m currently working on.
Work in progress
Perform Green are ‘strategy and change experts’, which mostly means that they help people, places and organisations through digital technology. Last year, they helped set up Bristol is Open, a collaborative smart city project, and have an impressive list of other clients. They do some really interesting work.
I’m currently working with Perform Green on their marketing and communications. It’s early days, but so far I’ve helped move their editorial workflow out of spreadsheets and into Trello. And I’ve been working with some of their key writers to edit and publish their long-form articles.
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I’m also doing communications work for Sheffield-based TribePad. The company’s recruitment software is used by some of the biggest brands in the world, including the BBC and Pizza Hut. They had a hugely successful year last year and are hoping to build on that in 2018.
I’ve been working with TribePad since late November. I’ve helped revamp and publish the company’s Mailchimp-powered client newsletter and written various blog posts. Using Google Docs and Trello (again), I’ve worked with the team to set up a new editorial calendar and content workflow.
Finally, I’m currently spending one day a week in-house with the fine folk at Content OD. They are a Sheffield-based content agency that creates social media, video, copywriting and animation work. I worked on one of their copywriting projects for Sheffield Hallam University last year and it’s good to be working with them again.
This time round I’ll be helping Content OD with some of their own communications, particularly around their ‘clever content’ proposition. I’ll mostly take a project management and producer role, though I’m sure I’ll get my hands dirty creating some of the content too. It’s going to be good fun and a great challenge.
Room for more
All of this, on top of my work for Sheffield Digital, Good Things Foundation and The Outdoor City, means that I am pretty busy at the moment. This is a good thing. I am happy about this. But I am always on the lookout for more projects too.
As per the original plan for Very Meta, I am starting to work with fellow freelancers on standalone projects. If you’ve got a content challenge or want someone to point your team in the right direction, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can meet up for a brew and a natter.