Freelance profile

Elyssa Campbell-Barr

An award-winning editor and writer with over 15 years’ experience creating engaging magazines and promotional materials for membership organisations. I offer: • clear, concise and engaging writing • meticulous and speedy sub-editing and proofing • attractive, accessible and affordable publications and e-communications • workplace training in effective writing, house style and grammar.

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Contact details:

Town: East Grinstead
Region/nation: South East
Country: United Kingdom
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Feature writerRates: Print media
Subeditor or editorRates: Sub-editing
ProofreaderRates: Sub-editing
Book writerRates: Print media - writing books
Commissioning editorRates: Print media
Online journalismRates: Online/writing
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  • Charity/voluntary sector
  • Education
  • Children/educational materials
  • Trade unions
  • Women's issues
  • Youth
  • Lifestyle

Major clients:

  • The Guardian
  • Dove Self-Esteem Project (Unilever)
  • JC Decaux
  • Pre-school Learning Alliance
  • Regent's University London

Profile last updated: 2017-01-10 12:04:05

Extra information:

After 18 years editing magazines and producing communication materials for major membership organisations, I turned freelance in 2014. I’ve since worked for clients across the education, charity and corporate sectors, as well as writing my first book. Highlights include:


  • Researching and writing Choosing Childcare, a 200-page handbook for parents, published by Cross Publishing.
  • Editing, updating and doing SEO for the Dove Self-Esteem Project, a huge suite of educational resources for a major global brand.
  • Writing, subbing and picture editing prospectuses and web content for Regent’s University London.
  • Reporting on shared parental leave for The Guardian.
  • Writing rhyming children’s stories for Christmas promotional campaigns by outdoor ad giant JC Decaux.
  • Working with design agency pslondon on a high-end impact report for a £600m fundraising campaign by King's College London.
  • Devising a series of features on children’s development, play and learning for the Pre-school Learning Alliance.
  • Producing factsheets and web content on childcare and school-readiness for the Professional Association for Childcare & Early Years and NetMums.
  • Project-managing The Regent's Report 2015: Europe’s Neighbours, a showcase annual report of 80,000 words by 35 international contributors.


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Dove Self-Esteem Project © Elyssa Campbell-Barr Dove Self-Esteem Project
Working with a great team at creative agency Not Actual Size , I edited and updated the Dove Self-Esteem Project's extensive suite of educational resources for teenagers, parents, teachers and youth leaders, writing some content from scratch, and improving the SEO based on Dove’s user research.
Choosing Childcare © Elyssa Campbell-Barr Choosing Childcare
My first non-fiction book, Choosing Childcare: Nurseries, Childminders, Nannies, Au Pairs, Family, was published by Cross Publishing in 2016.
Regent's University London prospectuses © Elyssa Campbell-Barr Regent's University London prospectuses
As editor of undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses for Regent's University London, I was writing, subbing and picture editing as well as producing supporting web content.