Jonathan Crossfield calls himself a storyteller because freelance writer and editor, content marketer, journalist, copywriter, consultant, workshop trainer and event speaker wouldn’t fit neatly on a business card.
His freelance career has included writing, editing or otherwise word-wrangling on content marketing projects for brands such as Telstra and Australia Post, along with a plethora of smaller content marketer and copywriting assignments for businesses across Australia and overseas.
In between client projects, Jonathan continues to write a regular column on content writing and creativity for CCO magazine, published by the Content Marketing Institute. He denies his articles could be characterised as a series of angry and opinionated rants fuelled by too much caffeine.
Somehow, Jonathan has won a couple of awards for his articles on digital marketing, but they were so long ago it seems boastful for him to keep mentioning them in bios. . . .
Okay, that’s enough writing about myself in the third person. It gets more than a little weird after a while, but the SEO plugin assured me it would be easier to rank for “Jonathan Crossfield” than it would for more generic words like “I”, and “me”. It probably has a point.
Anyway. I like my job. Honest. Working for myself means I get on with the boss (most of the time), while the commute from the bedroom to the office (via the coffee machine) could only be shorter if I didn’t need to detour around the cat in the hallway.
But the best part of working as a content writer for various brands is that I get to play with words, with ideas, all day.
I live in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia with a very patient wife and two one very impatient cats.
I rely on Jonathan for articles requiring a sophisticated grasp of a difficult issue, plus the grace and charm to teach something new without making you feel a complete dumb a$$.