Work With Me
Created from my love of weddings and writing, I started a freelance writing business and christened it Refined Prose.
Fast forward a year, and – from my desire to retain some sanity following the birth of my daughter – it evolved into The Less-Refined Mind, my mouthpiece on life as a wife and parent. (Want to know more about our family? Head over to my About Me page for all the goss.)
From a business point of view, my blog has offered me some fantastic opportunities both in terms of paid campaigns and experiences, and I truly love what I do. I’m proud to blog for Huff Post (examples of my work here) and to be a BritMums columnist. I’ve worked with such brands as Mothercare, P&G, Boots, Silver Cross, and Tiffany Rose, as well as undertaking an ambassadorship for Little Tikes; and in 2017 an exciting highlight was being invited to an event hosted by Google!
But possibly my proudest and most privileged moment last year was being invited to participate in a press call with the First Lady of Nigeria and the Minister of Health of Indonesia, during which UNICEF and the World Health Organisation released new breastfeeding research. My post on the subject when live the same day the story broke in the UK.
I’ve even had the great pleasure of meeting a couple of my television heroes too!
From a less shallow perspective, my blog has also allowed me to become involved in really relevant and important campaigns, some of which were already close to my heart; and these have been some of my favourite assignments to date. You can read my take on the various issues I’ve championed by following the links to brands mentioned above.
But it’s not all serious – I like other stuff too. For example, I was delighted to hear from Bloom and Wild with an invitation to join their Wildflower Collective programme – and I’m open to exploring interesting ways of working with a wide variety of industries. To clarify, if you sell cake, I want to hear from you. If you don’t, I’d still like to hear from you. But send cake for my most winning reception. (I’m joking, of course, I’m lovely always – promise.)
My key focus is always on integrity – to my blog and the client, ie. I want a good result for both of us, which I aim to achieve though producing natural, quality writing that my readers will enjoy and appreciate.
With the day to day stresses involved with being a parent, it’s all too easy to become overwhelmed, and to combat that I’ve recently started a new venture – My Positivity Project – with a blogging friend. Mim is an expat living in Australia, so coordinating everything has been interesting! The idea behind the project can be summed using my mission statement, which is:
Promoting mindfulness and gratitude for a more appreciative life – particularly in and of our children; championing gentle and supportive parenting which models the behaviours we wish to foster in our little ones.
Knowing we’re supporting parents just like us to live more fulfilled lives is a fantastic feeling. I’ve suffered my fair share of anxiety, so I understand very well how challenging my mindset can be both simple and monumental – without astonishing results. Mim and I are passionate about our little community and hope to see it grow this year.
If that sounds good to you and you think The Less-Refined Mind would be a fab fit for your business, I’d love to hear from you. I’m available for reviews, giveaways, collaborative posts, ambassador roles, and cake tasting. I also thrive on thinking outside the box, so do get in touch if you have an alternative idea about how we can work together or to request my media kit.
I can be found on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (this will also grant you access to witty emails and, possibly, a shower of compliments).
“When my client Bobux were looking for some bloggers to work with on their own blog, Kate’s writing style instantly jumped out. Her witty and insightful posts were incredibly relatable and her quips on parenting wins and woes can’t help but engage you. We were delighted to sign Kate up as Bobux’s first guest blogger and she was a joy to work with – efficient and quick to respond. I look forward to working with Kate again soon.”
Kim Swead, Director at Kim Swead PR
“Kate’s work ethic is the very definition of ‘the extra mile’. The consummate professional, her writing is engaging, insightful, humorous and on point, and her attitude is both proficient and ever positive. Kate has been a joy to work with and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other businesses looking to extend their share of voice in the online arena.”
Stephanie Matson, PR & Marketing Manager at Healthy Food Brands
“Working with Kate is wonderful! I am so grateful to have found her! Already at the beginning of our cooperation she was very open and enthusiastic about a new product idea. She helped me with sponsored content and copy writing marketing emails. Kate’s work is very professional and I appreciate that she gets on with the task in a very short time. She has great skills and a talent for excellent writing. I hope to be able to continue working with her in the future.”
Barbara Gasser, General Manager at Cosi Bedsheet