M. B.

Copy Writing & Competitive Bid Writing for Not-for-profits, Design and Construction Businesses and Products

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Experience: 20 Years
Location: Melbourne, AU


I specialize in copy writing for design, architecture and construction-focused businesses, and for not-for-profits, in particular through the creation of compelling product or service stories through editorial copy.

I also have considerable expertise in preparing bids, tenders, grant applications, and Requests for Proposals (RFP's). If your communication efforts have to compete in any way, I can help. I am a seasoned professional writer and freelance journalist with 17 years of experience of professional communication.

While focusing particularly on the design, arts, architecture and construction, and not-for-profit sectors - and manufacturing and supply companies within the construction sector - my copy writing skills are highly transferable to other types of businesses.


Advice Column, "Briefing your Architect", Volume 11 Mezzanine Magazine, Niche Media January 2018.Journal Article for Azure Magazine (Toronto, Canada) profiling the corporate headquarters 'Medibank Place', designed by Hassell Studio.Copy writing for DEC Public Relations Sydney, to promote building materials and products with editorial style writing. Target audience: industry professionals and businesses.Numerous freelance journal articles published in the Australian design press (65 plus journal articles in print).Coordination and content for written bid for new Hotel & Residential Complex, United Arab Emirates. With Cox Architects & Planners. Project cost $1 billion plus.Coordination and content for numerous other written bids, in collaboration with a leading architectural firm in partnership with many different corporate project partners (eg. Rothschild, Grocon, Bovis Lend Lease, Multiplex, PDG Corporation, Stockland, AV Jennings, Melbourne Racing Club, numerous others.)

Agencies I've Worked For

Architecture Media (Australia)Niche Digital (Australia)
GRAPHICMILL (Australia, Melbourne)DEC Public Relations (Sydney)
Gloss Creative (Melbourne)Cox Architects + Planners (Melbourne)

Education / Qualifications

Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental designBachelor of Architecture (Honours)Results Intensive Business Coaching training


2D DesignArchitecture
Article WritingBusiness Proposal Writing
Business WritingConstruction
Content Writing


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B. E.

Graphic Designer

Jul 1st 2015
I have been utilising Marcus's skills as a professional writer for over 8 years. I cannot recommend him highly enough. M. has assisted me with editing, proof reading and new copy writing. He is highly talented, professional and provides a fast turnaround for content.
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Sarah-Ann Taylor

Group Client Director at DEC Communications

Sep 30th 2015
M. produced a series of case studies for us, and we were delighted with the outcome. He was extremely professional and efficient in his approach, and we were impressed with his writing.
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Mark Scruby

Director at Infinite Shapes | Strategic Content

Jan 30th 2018
I've commissioned M. to write editorial content related to architecture and design on a number of occasions over several years, sometimes at short notice and also seeking his input on shaping the brief. In every instance, he's filed copy on time and has nailed the agreed brief. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for similar work elsewhere, and I'm sure I'll be commissioning him again some time soon...

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