If I write you a poem, people will believe I’ve known you for years.
I scribe in honour of any significant event - birthdays, funerals, anniversaries, retirements, weddings, newborns and new starts.
Poems are completely based on clients’ answers to a short questionnaire and are thereby entirely unique; I never use templates or rehash old structures.
Most poems are written to be read aloud, and each captures the individual essence, mood and tone of the celebration. The poem will epitomise the significance of your occasion in a sensitive, surprising and evocative way.
Basically, it’ll sound good, mean something to you, and everyone will love it. Feedback is consistent: these poems add and are magic, and that’s because they say what you want to say, in what feels like your own words.
"Fabulous poet who will write a beautiful, bespoke poem for any occasion. If you're looking for an original present then I can't recommend In Your Own Words highly enough."
"I had never thought of doing something like this before, it is so personal and unique and my friend loved it!"
Lydia, London, on "Lisa - from her friends"
I’m so impressed with people who get up in front of a big crowd at the wedding of someone enormously important to them and, often several glasses of prosecco the worse for wear, deliver a speech! That's because I've finally discovered that, whilst I love public speaking, most people...don't!
Does public speaking terrify you, especially in front of your loved ones? I am the person to ask for help.
I’ll write the speech, edit it or offer an outside eye on what you’ve made. Then, I'll give you personalised tips on how to deliver it so that everyone enjoys it – including you!
I’ve worked on best man’s speeches, start-up pitches, and speeches that show someone how much you care even in your absence. Let me know what you need.
"Lizzie this is perfect! I mean I can barely read the last paragraph or two without the tears rolling down my cheeks, but I’ll get round that when we think about delivery..."
Cassie, for Sophie's speech
What do you want to write? Maybe a manifesto for your socially conscious business or endeavour. Maybe your “why” story, to get your branding straight. Maybe podcast content.
I write with people and for projects that have an emotional story to tell and want to tell it with impact, sensitivity and courage.
Here are just a few examples of things I’ve worked on recently:
A narrative for and about a couple adopting a baby, for them to share with expectant parents
A poem celebrating a group of friends who spent 100 hours together on Zoom during lockdown
A monologue helping people in the tech industry understand why stopping domestic violence is a bystander’s responsibility too
"For me as a coach, I can very much discern who listens and who truly listens. Lizzie is someone who understands your true essence, listens between your lines - and the best part - finds the right words. I am still so amazed because I believe that everything starts with connection - so if you want your full heart and being expressed, reach out to Lizzie, because she is also a fun person to be with!"
Storytelling works. I produce, edit or restructure content for professionals, with a specific interest in working with those for whom English is a second language.
"You are a little word genius."