About me.

I'm a content designer, writer, and photographer based between Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland.

I’ve been working as a writer and content designer since 2015 for companies including SmugMug/Flickr, Hilton, and J.P. Morgan. I'm currently a Senior Content Designer at Amazon. I’m available for freelance hire as your writer or content consultant.

Before that, I was a professional photographer. I’m mostly a personal travel photographer now. But, I’m available for freelance hire as your wedding, food, or property photographer.

If you fancy a landscape photo on your wall, I sell those too.

My purpose as a content designer.

I want to empower people to find the information they need in the way that they need it.

What I can do for you.

• UX writing

• Website writing

• Microcopy

• Article and blog writing

• Wireframing

• Accessibility and readability improvements

• User research

• Website audits

• User journey mapping

• UX and content design consultancy

• SEO/metadata/alt text creation

• Photography (I still do a little work for estate agents and restaurants)

A handful of clients/employers.

Amazon (Senior Content Designer)

J.P. Morgan (VP, Lead Writer)

Hilton Hotels (Content Designer)

SmugMug/Flickr (Content Executive)

Rocco Forte Hotels (Freelance Writer)

Lonely Planet (Freelance Writer)

What it costs to hire me.

Let’s keep it simple:

— For writing (websites, books, copywriting, marketing materials, etc.), I charge £100 per hour (minimum project fee is £900).

— For article and blog writing, I charge £120 for up to 1,000 words including research and editing.

— For word editing and proofreading, I charge £0.08/word (minimum fee £500).

— For photography/video, I charge £150 per hour (travel costs and editing time will be added to your quote).

For anything else, let’s talk.

Examples of work.

Since these are live links, clients might change some of the content. At the time of writing, these links show examples of my own writing and content design. I'll check on them every so often but they should give you a good gist.

Various blogs for Mumby's Live-in Care (I work closely with Helen—she publishes the blogs—so although you'll see her as the 'author', the writing was me ☺️)


Plus, loads more. Including stuff I can't show you due to privacy, such as internal apps for J.P. Morgan, help pages for Amazon, and consultancy for a wide range of clients in the travel industry.

Work with me.

Find out more at laurenmacneish.com.

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Lauren MacNeish

Content Designer, Writer, Photographer. Focused on accessibility and inclusive content. Senior Content Designer at Amazon. Views are mine. laurenmacneish.com