Phil James Writes

I’ll work with you to get your message straight, tell your story, & connect with your audience.

By night I am the editor of Ditto Magazine, but by day I’m a copywriter and brand storyteller. I work with businesses, charities, and up-and-coming entrepreneurs to help them refine their message and connect with their audience in a creative, authentic, and fruitful way.

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What can I do for you?


Copywriting — Creative copy for your business

These days it’s not enough to just grab your audience’s attention, you need to captivate them. That’s where I come in. I offer thoughtful words that get to the heart of your brand.

  • Creative brand storytelling

  • Writing for advertising

  • Scripting for video and radio

  • Feature writing for your blog and PR

Brand Identity – A clear voice for your brand

Your brand has its very own, unique personality. Every time you speak, tweet, or publish you share it. I’ll help you to clarify and project a consistent, meaningful, and authentic identity.

  • Tone of voice creation

  • Establishment of brand values and objectives

  • Creation of key audience personas

  • Writing guidelines for your team

Content Strategy — How to reach your audience

To grow your business you need to know your audience inside out. I’ll work with you to identify who you want to reach and how to build a long lasting, beneficial relationship with them.

  • Identification of key audiences

  • Creative marketing plans

  • Social media strategy

  • Content guidelines for your team

Creative Production — All the other nuts and bolts

I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with a fantastic group of graphic designers, photographers, and creatives. If you need a new brand video or photos to go with your press release, I can help.

  • Creative art direction

  • Fully produced feature pieces

  • Video content creation

  • Arrangement of graphic design and photo shoots

Happy customers

One of the best things about working with a wide variety of brands is that I get to meet the passionate people behind them. Here are some kind words from recent clients and colleagues…

Meeting Phil James was a highlight of my presidency. He is a true maverick; one of the greats.
— President Barack Obama
Wow, this guy can write.
— Shonda Rhimes
It’s no exaggeration to say that he made me in to the woman I am today.
— Oprah Winfrey

Let’s get together.

I’d love to hear about your business and how I can help. For a free (and obligation free) chat, say hello at:

And we can take it from there.