WHO

The management

A modern-day A-Team

 

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John Ashton

The Overlord

Matt Rosine

The Fixer

Rosie Namsoo

The Talent Hunter

Cathy Taylor

The Facilitator

Rebecca Tomblin

The Negotiator

Mariana Pessoa

The Polyglot

Scott Vennell

The Dreamer

John Ashton

The Overlord

As a journalist, John has written for national newspapers and authored numerous books. As a copywriter, he has worked for all kinds of public, private and third-sector organisations.

He founded Write Arm in 2012 with the bright idea of exploiting the talents of a throng of gifted writers, then retiring to a tropical island. It didn’t quite work out that way as he found that he liked the buzz of meeting clients and winning new business.

These days he’s usually to be found working on business strategy and staring at spreadsheets.

The island can wait.

Matt Rosine

The Fixer

Hailing from Brighton – the birthplace of Write Arm – Matt spent over a decade leading recruitment for high-performing businesses on both sides of the Atlantic, including professional sports teams and media companies. At Write Arm, his role is to ensure that our teams and writers can excel every day, and help our clients to reach their objectives.

When not on a Zoom call talking to candidates and clients or tinkering with our project management system, Matt spends his time spearheading the growth of our US office in North Carolina.

Rosie Namsoo

The Talent Hunter

Rosie’s had a deep appreciation for the power of language ever since childhood, when she twigged that some ways of asking for a chocolate biscuit yielded better results than others.

Having studied the role of language in both psychology and anthropology, she unleashed herself on the world of marketing and copywriting, where she continued her obsession with choosing just the right words.
These days, her focus is on finding the perfect writer for each new brief. Writers be warned: there’s little that irks her as much as a wayward apostrophe – save perhaps for an empty biscuit tin.

Cathy Taylor

The Facilitator

Originally from Somerset, Cathy took a degree in English literature and sociology in order to indulge her love of words and people. After a move to Brighton, she found her niche in internal communications and spent many happy years delivering comms strategies for a global insurance business.

After a break to have a family, she delved back in to the world of words with Write Arm. As client services manager, she excels at ensuring that each project runs as smoothly as can be.

Rebecca Tomblin

The Negotiator

Becky started her career making props (very badly) for Sky Sports, before being lured by the bright lights of showbiz.

Having worked as a publicist for international TV and film clients, she went on to found a talent agency for stylists, photographers and make-up artists, and a US photo shoot production company.

Never happier than when having a natter with clients or writers, her obsession with keeping everyone happy made her a perfect fit for Write Arm. We keep her away from the props department though (at least we would if we had one).

Mariana Pessoa

The Polyglot

Having learned English by watching Star Wars when she was four, Mariana was always likely to land a career in foreign languages.

It took her a while though, as she first got a masters in educational psychology, then ran her own clinic, before her love of the UK music scene brought her to London. Eventually she joined Write Arm where, as head of multilingual services, she marshals a worldwide team of linguists. As you’d expect, the still loves to learn new languages, though she admits to struggling with Ewokese.

Scott Vennell

The Dreamer

After spending the past 6 years producing video content for the likes of Sky, Channel 4, Tate Modern, and BBC Three, Scott is a key member of our daily operations team.

Since studying Film and Creative Writing at university, Scott has enjoyed writing as a hobby and his love of writing screenplays and fictional short stories will bring a fresh perspective to the Write Arm team.

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We have been working with the Write Arm team since 2018. They were hired based on a competitive tender to write copy for a biennial report website. At short notice, we also needed a printed report, written in a formal annual report style. They met this challenge and delivered two excellent products, on time and on budget. We were pleased that Write Arm won the tender and that we will have the benefit of their expertise and support this year. 

Neil Ford, Commonwealth Secretariat

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They consistently produce work of an excellent quality, are reliable and responsive, and they’re nice to deal with too.

Ryan Welmans, Sopro

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Being able to access highly experienced copywriters has made our marketing and communication projects easier to deliver because of the quality and professionalism they bring.

Nic Hamilton, Ordnance Survey

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Write Arm have been a great partner for Re:signal, helping to create outstanding content at scale across a range of sectors and audiences.

Kevin Gibbons, Re:signal

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Write Arm provided the perfect solution. They’re easy to work with, excellent listeners, they also contribute and collaborate well which is what was needed on this project. The result is meaningful, considered copy which has real impact.

Nick Pulley, Selective Asia

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Write Arm provides Leon! Animations with just the right scriptwriters for our short videos – condensing long, boring texts into a few sentences and diplomatically and charmingly maintaining good morale with everyone involved in the production process.

Leo Earle, Leon! Animations

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Many thanks for your diligent and knowledgeable work done to complete the analytical report for future workplace case study and our product Mall catalogue in a timely manner. Please extend my sincere thanks to the whole team. I have also enjoyed the opportunity working with you and look forward to future opportunities to come.

Nancy Guo, Sunon

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When we reached out to Write Arm, they immediately matched us up with a copywriter with years of experience working in film and television. We were able to meet with him the day after and our copy was in shape only a week later. We are immensely grateful to the team at Write Arm for their knowledge and efficiency. Our website, pitching documents and packages are always complimented for their professionality, and they’re our prize pieces when it comes to bringing in clients.

Lilli Cooper, Script Compass

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I’ve worked with Write Arm across multiple content projects across different companies and industries. Whatever the brief, they are always able to source the right copywriter to deliver high quality writing on time, whether it’s a short blog post or in-depth whitepaper, so I can get our projects published and delivering results quickly. Write Arm continues to be my first port of call for any key content brief.

Nadia Barmada, Linnworks

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We’ve been using Write Arm on an ad hoc basis to source writers with niche expertise to supplement our in-house team. Despite often giving them extremely short notice and very specific asks, they’ve managed to come back fast with options for potential people, and proved very flexible and understanding when plans have needed to change – and all at extremely reasonable prices.

James Clive-Matthews, Group SJR

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