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We are a small team of independent writers who create copy that works. With over 20 years’ experience working across all media, we are trusted by some of the world’s most respected brands.



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Healthcare & Medical

Most of our time is spent writing for healthcare organisations – across all disease areas, for every age group, and for all types of readership including patients, healthcare professionals, payors, and pharma executives. Our clients include healthcare marketing and digital agencies, as well as hospitals and private clinics. We specialise in writing brilliant copy that makes even the most complex messages accessible.

Lifestyle & Luxury

We write marketing communications for a wide range of clients. These include exclusive private membership organisations, fitness and wellbeing centres, yacht charter businesses, schools, vintners, and bespoke craftsmen.

Business & Finance

Our business and finance portfolio includes copy for many different purposes including recruitment, marketing and internal communications. Among our clients are law firms, chartered surveyors, estate agents, airport operators, wealth managers, global consultancies….

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  • Specsavers
  • Royal Ascot Racing Club
  • Diabetes UK
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Department of Health
  • EyeForPharma
  • Princess Yachts
  • Regus
  • BBC
  • AVC
  • Aviva
  • KIMS
  • Nuffield Health
  • Weight Watchers
  • IMS
  • San Leon Energy
  • LWC
  • LifestyleFitness
  • Health Education England
  • Fortius Clinic
  • Harley Street Clinic
  • University of Chichester
  • Agora
  • Bayer HealthCare
  • BMI Healthcare
about-us

About Us

What we do

We’re a small team of writers, with years of varied experience behind us. We craft original, engaging copy that finds the right tone of voice for your brand. Our work involves researching, developing, editing and polishing content for any type of business communication.

First class service

Service is at the heart of everything we do. We’re happy to work at short notice, as well as outside normal office hours – including weekends – when necessary.

Long term partnerships

We’re here to stay – it’s our business; we’re not career building or interested in moving elsewhere. As a result, we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know some of our clients and their businesses very well over many years.

Experience where it counts

Between us we’ve ‘been there and done it’. We work with many creative digital, design, consumer PR, marketing and healthcare agencies that either don’t employ their own writers or need extra support on a project-by-project basis.

Working flexibly

We usually work from our own office (40 minutes from London), but we’re happy to travel as the project demands. Subject to workload, we can also work on site as part of your team.

Exceptional value for money

We are home based so, with low business overheads, you’re paying for our time and expertise, not our office. And, if you’re looking for reassurance that we’ve written something similar to your project before, just get in touch.

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Portfolio

A selection of our work.
Please contact us to see examples that are more closely related to your project.

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  • “Suzi and David have the unique ability of transcribing a picture in your mind into written reality.”

    Franz Dickmann, President, Kent Neurosciences
  • “We felt we could always trust them to produce a very high level of content, that reflected our tone of voice accurately every time.”

    Harriet Webb, Marketing Manager, Fortius Clinic
  • “Our new website has been extremely well received and we are now inundated with calls. I have never seen the clinic so busy so thank you so much for all your hard work.”

    Carole Gilling-Smith, Director, The Agora Gynaecology & Fertility Centre Ltd
  • “We really could not have done this without you.”

    Graeme Smith, Director, Can Advertising
  • I cannot recommend Suzi and the team highly enough.”

    Clive Savage, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, EMEA, IMS Health
  • “Lewis-Barned produced simple but powerful copy to a very tight deadline”

    Director of Communications, LEAD Environmental Consultancy
  • “Suzi attracts loyal business clients and provides highly professional communications material, I can’t recommend her highly enough. The next time I ask her to do some work – I guess she will be too busy doing some for you!”

    Malcolm Davison, Managing Director, Writing for the Web
  • “I am incredibly impressed with the work you and David are doing for us. Many thanks for this.”

    Chief Executive, workplace health organisation

 

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Meet the team

We run a very lean business. Here you’ll find no sales people, no accountants and no office juniors. As a client, this means you’ll only ever deal with one of our principal writers.

Suzi Lewis-Barned BA, MIIC

Suzi Lewis-Barned BA, MIIC

Principal Writer

A former BBC researcher and journalist, Suzi has been writing about health for over 25 years. Suzi leads our medical and healthcare copywriting and has, for the past five years, also been a judge in the Writing Excellence category for the Communiqué Awards.

David Jacobs BSc MA PGCE

David Jacobs BSc MA PGCE

Principal Writer

David has a background in education, finance and human resource management. With a postgraduate degree in Communications Policy from City University, David’s business background and career profile add considerable value to his talent as a writer.

Dr Neville Ashcroft

Dr Neville Ashcroft

Associate Writer

Neville’s post-doctoral experience includes being guest scientist at the Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton; Medical Research Council group leader at the Genome Damage and Stability Centre, University of Sussex; and a postdoctoral fellow at The National Institutes of Health, MD USA.

Maisie

Maisie

Office Dog

Maisie, the German Shorthaired Pointer, joined the Lewis-Barned team at the end of 2014. She has no qualifications, writing prowess or experience but makes up for this with her enthusiasm and limitless energy around the office.

Suzi Lewis-Barned BA, MIIC

Suzi Lewis-Barned BA, MIIC

Principal Writer

A former BBC researcher and journalist, Suzi has been writing about health for over 25 years. Suzi leads our medical and healthcare copywriting and has, for the past five years, also been a judge in the Writing Excellence category for the Communiqué Awards.

David Jacobs BSc MA PGCE

David Jacobs BSc MA PGCE

Principal Writer

David has a background in education, finance and human resource management. With a postgraduate degree in Communications Policy from City University, David’s business background and career profile add considerable value to his talent as a writer.

Dr Neville Ashcroft

Dr Neville Ashcroft

Associate Writer

Neville’s post-doctoral experience includes being guest scientist at the Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton; Medical Research Council group leader at the Genome Damage and Stability Centre, University of Sussex; and a postdoctoral fellow at The National Institutes of Health, MD USA.

Maisie

Maisie

Office Dog

Maisie, the German Shorthaired Pointer, joined the Lewis-Barned team at the end of 2014. She has no qualifications, writing prowess or experience but makes up for this with her enthusiasm and limitless energy around the office.

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