To entice dream clients: there’s no devilish elixir, irresistible sip or mysterious powder (I checked). But there *is* a secret melody to creating lasting impact that:
Rocks your originality front and centre
Pours in memorability for longevity
Captivates through sciencey strategy
Reaches more of the *right* people
Helps you turn up as the real you
I love words. Like chicken wings love ranch. Like disco balls love dance. Like old people love having dinner at 4pm and weird tea towels. That kind of love.
By accident, I'd aligned with everything that was already out there. Fallen into doing what I *thought* I was supposed to do to succeed (at the time, I'd grown a 5-person agency).
When in reality, the faceless brand felt cold. The corporate wording sounded confusing. The whole shebang was forgettable.
I decided to lean into one of my fave things – music, and began recruiting and working with bands, radio stations and festivals. But most bands didn't know what a copywriter was, so all my time would be spent educating. Back to the Sharpie board.
In 2017, I silently tip-toed Readcity Writing out of a cupboard after a psychology degree, Acquired Brain Injury Specialist job and failed Uber career (don't ask).
Readcity became a corporate-looking-cardboard flavoured brand. I had this idea that to be seen as pRoFeSsIoNaL, I also had to sound like a textbook. Look picture-perfect. And be a same-same-but-different variation of other successful businesses.
For every photoshoot, I bought new clothes to complete this very-not-me persona. I said 'we' when really I was an 'I'. I became a faceless brand when the client process was actually super connected. And before long, I'd morphed into someone I wasn't to try and be taken serious. It was damn exhausting!
I went from booking clients here and there to consistently being booked months in advance. Dream clients started enquiring (when I had no idea they even knew my name!). I even won a coupla' awards and was invited onto interviews after making the switcheroo.
I had finally accepted that turning up as me was enough. Writing came easier, I stood out, and it felt so damn good to have no more pretendin' up in here.
So, I took a terrifying leap. And lifted the curtain on rock-music-obsessed-laid-back-language-lovin' me. My kittens. Drums and AC/DC forever life. Did it pay off? Yep! Within a matter of months, my business grew faster than ever before.
The more trap doors I looked under, the more I discovered.
While many brands rock killer offers, they struggle to get their original message outta the greenroom and onto the stage.
Despite skill, talent, passion and vision – sooo many brands didn't have 'memorable sound' in their dressing room. And they had no idea how the hell to uncover it (or where to even start).
I'm always on the lookout for epic people to join Readcity's backstage team. We offer a 100% remote, inclusive work environment where you can rock up as yourself
Rock stage-worthy threads like crops, lobe-danglers and tees with your name on 'em
Rock your own copy with copy quizzes, challenges and courses via The School of Rockin' Copy
Get back to what sets your heart ablaze while I write your personality-packed, psychology-backed course launch copy
Use conversion-ready web words to build your brand's authority, increase likelihood of SEO results and lure in rockin' leads
Let's uncover what makes you *you*, create your original beat and apply it to language that positions your brand as outta this world
"I want a memorable sound."
"I want a killer stage"
Ever fallen through the trap door of soundin’ like what you’re SuPpOsEd to sound like? Because same. Let’s lift the curtain on what actually makes you a rockin’ original, then use it to fuel ultimate stage presence with your most authentic sound, that feels so damn you. Our detailed onbloarding experience squeezes out all the juicy thangs that make you you, then applies it to a rockin' voice guide
Who are we kidding. Roxy is a pseudonym for my mum. My mum wraps your gifts. There, I said it. I type a little note for your parcel, then mum handwrites it and ships it to you. She also pretty much demanded I don't put her on my website. So here is a photo of someone else who has probably also wrapped gifts at some point in their life. You're welcome.
Brit runs her laser beam eyes over everything before Renegades receive their final copy. Spelling bee champ turned lawyer and karaoke addict. Has a cat named Choux and roller skates a lot. Brit's also a clever little coconut, who's designed some Readcity Christmas gifts.
My last name's Read. Not reed. Like a weird piece of grass. Read, like "read me a book," which was actually my first ever spoken sentence. Lucky my last name wasn't Blanket. Because Blanketcity really would make no sense for a copywriting business.
I'm your number one fan, here every stop of your business road trip.
Ever worked with a creative who's kinda left you in the dark? Me too. That's why I make sure you always know what's coming next and when. I'll probably send you weird little links and things that remind me of you or think you'll find useful long after our project's finito.
Ideas amplify when noggin sparkles unite.
Creativity remains a constant rhythm runnin' alongside strategy throughout our time rockin' together. In words, mock graphics, new concepts, messaging and experiences together.
We strive to bring joy to your life and project.
Business need not be boring. Your copy rockin' comes with a keg full o' good times and many giggles. I will probably call you Angel Kitten at some point and I'm not sorry.