Shaun Hand - Professional Copywriter
Hello, my name’s Shaun Hand and I launched Scritti Creative Copy in 2019. I became a full-time professional copywriter in 2018, but words and I have a much longer history.
I have always been an avid writer but, like a lot of people, didn’t make the most of my education. Aged 22, after drifting through a succession of service industry jobs, I decided to return to education and began studying English Language & Literature at night school. Two years later, I was awarded an A* in A-Level English and left my native Sutton Coldfield to study Creative & Professional Writing at the University of Wolverhampton, graduating from there with a First Class degree three years later.
Between then and becoming a full-time copywriter, I researched and wrote my first book; Pop Art Poems: The Music of The Jam. I published and promoted the book myself and, since its release in 2016, it has sold over 800 copies worldwide, gaining praise as one of the best books ever written on the band. I am also putting the finishing touches to my first novel and a poetry collection.
In addition to all this, I'm a musician; playing guitar with trip-hop act FABRIK, for whom I write all the press releases, blurbs and website copy. Our music has been published and featured in series on Hulu and All 4.
I love copywriting because I find researching the given topics so interesting; be it trading, gambling or self-help. I love really getting into crafting a readable, interesting piece of writing. If I wasn’t a copywriter I’d still write most days anyway, so to be able to help others by providing a writing service is a bonus!
Outside of writing and music, I live with my wife, Beki; baby daughter Niamh, and cat Hattie in beautiful Wolverhampton.