I’ve always found ‘about’ pages to be a little strange, but nevertheless, I understand how important it is to get to know the person behind the business and so here we are – I hope this allows you to put a face, and a little more personality, to my name.
My name is Sophia, and I am a passionate content writer, specialising in B2B and B2C blog content.
People often ask me ‘how did you come to be a blog content writer’, and the truth is, like most people, it was about 20% planned and 80% a happy accident.
Growing up I always loved to write and found myself drawn to books and the English Language – even starting my own hobby blog, which has now evolved into this website – but like most young people, I really had no idea how many possible careers were out there, and so instead, I decided I wanted to be a veterinarian.
At college, I studied Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Classics to meet the entry requirements of veterinarian school, only to find that Classics was in fact, where my true interests lie.
After a gap year of indecision and a chance encounter with an influential stranger on a train, I decided to turn my degree choice on its head, and rather than studying Veterinary Medicine at Nottingham; I attended King’s College London to study Classics.
As a Classicist, I was able to indulge my curiosity about the ancient past as well as to revel in the literature and language, but ultimately at the end of three fantastic years, I found myself back in the present day and facing the working world.
Keen to start earning in order to support my life in London, I took a marketing internship at a food-technology start-up, a job that allowed me to jump straight in at the deep end, and which ultimately ended with me working side-by-side with the Head of Sales managing the website, inbound strategy, social media, brand guidelines, PR and communications.
After two educational years, I found myself at a crossroads – stay in marketing, or get back to where my true passion lay- content writing.
Throughout my internship and the roles that followed, I took on many responsibilities but ultimately found that writing, specifically blog content, was what I enjoyed doing the most and so I moved out of London, handed in my notice, and set myself up as a freelance writer.
In the months that followed, I wrote press releases, social media posts and website copy for a number of B2B and B2C businesses, while also working freelance under a reputable SEO agency to create blog content to support their clients’ link building strategies.
Today, although on occasion, I do still write press releases, e-books and other digital content, my niche is firmly in blog writing – and I count myself very lucky to be able to truly say that I am doing what I love.