Words & Fixtures is a writing, editing and marketing service, established by Sarah-Clare Conlon. “So beautifully put together” – one description of my copy.

I am a Manchester-based freelance communications expert with 20 years’ experience in the media and marketing sectors. I have written and edited for regional, national and international newspapers, magazines and websites; copyedited and proofread for best-selling authors and university presses; headed up print production for a UK-wide through-the-line marketing agency and project managed for large public sector and academic bodies; devised press and PR strategies for leading cultural organisations and independent businesses; developed digital marketing campaigns for a number of arts festivals and not-for-profit organisations; planned and promoted one-off events and a regular monthly live literature night, and won awards both for my short stories and as the culture blogger Words & Fixtures. Oh, and I’ve been known to run popular creative writing workshops.

Here’s how I can help you…


  • Writing: copywriting, journalism, blogging. Click here for more.
  • Editing: proofreading, editing, print production. Click here for more.
  • Marketing: PR and event planning, social media, press work. Click here for more.

I am available for one-off jobs and longer-term contracts, combining all these skills into an integrated package or simply concentrating on the one area you need a hand with. Contact me for further information and rates.

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