Hello. I’m Suzy, creator of Wish Freelance Writing.
I love words. I love to write them and see how they transform a page to create a story. And I love nothing better than losing myself in a great book.
I’m a freelance writer and mum to two beautiful sisters via adoption. They crept into our hearts four years apart and helped me to have the courage to follow my dream of turning my passion for writing into a career. I started a blog not long after our eldest daughter came home. Initially it was to let off steam about how I was feeling. But I quickly realised I could use it to raise awareness about the adoption process.
When we started our adoption journey, I struggled to find blogs or books that shared what adoption was really like. I wanted to know what the assessment was actually like. Who decides whether you’re approved to adopt? How does matching work? And a million other things.
Fast forward a few years and I decided to turn my blog into a free digital magazine so that I could share a wider range of articles. With hundreds of readers every month, it’s helping to breakdown some of the myths surrounding adoption.
I publish interviews with adopters, adoptees and birth parents who share their experience. There’s also book reviews and other articles about parenting and some of the issues adopted children face.
I’ve also written a book about the adoption process.
It’s a step-by-step guide to adoption in England, starting with knowing whether you’re ready, things you can do before you start and looking for an agency. It then looks at the assessment, Panel, matching, placement and beyond. It’s the book I wish had been available when we started our journey.
The information provided by adoption agencies tells you what will happen. But it’s written from their perspective.
They don’t tell you what it’s like bearing your soul to a virtual stranger, who wants to know every detail of your life. Or how it feels to sit in front of a sea of faces you’ve never met before who get to decide whether you’ll become a parent or not.
The book takes you through the mechanics, as well as sharing parts of our story to give a feel of what it’s really like.
Why work with me?
Setting up a new business is a daunting process. Sharing your new product or service with the big wide world is scary. You might think your product is the best in the world (which it may be), but if the words you use to tell people about it aren’t right, no-one will want to know.
I’m passionate about helping small businesses and entrepreneurs get their words right. To provide them with the copy for their website that will help them stand out. Then the product or service they’ve poured their heart and soul into creating, flies off the shelf.
Hiring a copywriter can feel overwhelming. How do you know which one is right for you? I think the biggest worry is cost. Copywriters tend not to give a list of prices on their website. There are a lot of factors that dictate how much a piece of copy will cost such as length, amount of research and the topic.
This can put new businesses off hiring one as they think it’s going to be too expensive. I know I’m put off from finding out about a service when there’s no price. I don’t like to ask because my perception is I won’t be able to afford it. If I have to ask how much something is, I think it’ll be beyond my budget. That won’t always be the case, but it’s my perception.
If that sounds like you and you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed at the thought of creating content for your website, I can help.
I’ve created a copy package for small businesses and entrepreneurs who want an affordable way to fill their websites with brilliant words. The package gives you a fixed price for three pages of content. That’s enough to get your home, about me and services page done. Having three pages done for you will hopefully give you the confidence to launch your new website.
I’ve also got packages for blogs to help you build a relationship with your customers and give your business a voice.
“To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.“