ABOUT | CAL CHIKWENDU | CHEEKY COPYWRITER CANBERRA
Let’s talk about you and me
ME | CAL CHIKWENDU | CHEEKY CONVERSATIONAL CANBERRA COPYWRITER | CAKE LOVER
YOU | COURAGEOUS GO-GETTER | ROCKING THE WORLD
TOGETHER | KEEPING IT REAL | MAKING IT HAPPEN LIKE A COUPLA MOFO-PROS
I love working with legends
not pretentious planks
Creative curious thinkers
can thrive. You have the determination
to keep on keeping on.
Let’s work together
You’re the ducks-nuts. The razzle-me-dazzle.
You’re a business doing good things. Vibing your values. Changing things for the better.
Talk about your cool beans brand? Easy peasy.
Write about it. Make it clear, appealing and click-worthy. Fill it with personality. Not so simple.
Social change starts with powerful, inspirational words. While you’re being brilliant, creative and respectful, lemme write words to connect you to your customers.
Everyone (yep, even your granny) googles everything.
Your customers are savvy sorts. They’ll back off double quick if your message is bull-dust.
You need words that halt wandering eyes and speak to hearts.
I’ll write crack-a-lacking content to get those cool customers splashing their cash. Swiping their cards. And declaring their undying loyalty to you.
I’m a slightly (read: a lot) cheeky, conversational copywriter with a conscience
Collabing with ecomm brands – chucking in some playful words for social change
My bag is keeping it real – down to earth – with a dose of IDGAF kinda-vibes. I am who I am
You get words that sound like … well, you, of course. Ooozing with your personality. Waaaay more fun to read.
My purpose is simple –
Shaking up the sh*t. Ruffling fluff ‘n’ feathers. Pushing limits
If you’re founded on sound values, doing things different and adding a bit o’ fun – I could just be the writer for you.
My personal values drive me:
honesty | humility | justice | joy (with kindness)
Sticking to my values no matter what makes working with me surprisingly wonderful.
I’m over the moon with what Cal gives us. She’s got a great knack for words and a playful tone of voice genius. She just gets us, absolutely nailing it, sounds like us – only better – she’s got it down pat. Love everything about her work.
Working with Cal is a breeze. She’s kind, humble and a joy to work with giving over and above.
HOW I WORK
Working with You
Every project is unique but here’s an idea of how we’ll work together
1. Scoping, quoting and locking it in
Before anything else, we’ll chat. Check we’re a good fit for getting your copy on. If it’s a goer, I’ll send you a proposal and quote.
When you’re ready book me in by accepting my proposal and paying 50% of the fee. Try not to dilly-dally around undecided. I work on a first come first served basis.
That’s it. We’re all locked in and ready to go.
2. Briefing, researching and writing
We talk again – for longer, way longer – all about your business and what you do.
I then delve deep to research your industry, topic and audience.
I write, edit and write more. I eat cake. I edit and write some more.
3. Reviewing and fine tuning
You read and comment. We might chat again.
I amend the words, fine tune and tweak based on your feedback.
I send you a second draft (if needed). You make any final edits.
4. Happy dancing
You make the final payment. I make the final changes.
The final draft is then sent to a proofreading wizard for a fresh set of eyes.
After the magic is sprinkled, the FINAL version is sent to you. You sign it off.
We all feel warm and fuzzy. Do a happy dance. And eat more cake.
my street cred
I’ve set up social enterprises. Built a bunch of initiatives to nudge change. Created award-winning health and wellbeing programs. And led and managed umpteen initiatives with extraordinary communities full of incredible untapped talent.
I’ve worked for Government (Director|Health Promotion UK|Aus) for 30 years – that’s a shit-tonne of experience.
I’m a Canberra Conversational Copywriter. Gotta fluffy cloud so will work with you wherever you are – if we hit it off. If you’re a sleaze-ball we probably won’t 🙂
I’m a graduate of several AWC writing courses
and a bona-fide member of Kate Toon’s Clever Copywriting School and graduate of the Recipe for SEO Success
I have a qualification in psychology,
a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth and Community work
and a Master’s Degree (MA) in Public Health Promotion.
I acknowledge and celebrate that I live, work and play on the lands of the Ngunnawal people and the lands of the oldest living culture known to the world.
I honour this privilege and responsibility with respect, humility and curiosity. I appreciate the wisdom, diversity and innovation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of seeing and being, and their elders past and present. Always was. Always will be.
Diversity is a key part of our history, culture, and identity. I support work across the whole kit and caboodle of social impact. From humanity to the planet and everything in between. I stand with Black Lives Matter.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware this website may contain images or names of people who have passed away.