Writing Services


Copywriting, Content Creation and Communications

Stephanie Bretherton has more than 30 years of creative copywriting experience, across a variety of sectors from arts and lifestyle to architecture and design. A Kindle best-selling author, Stephanie can apply her talents to any format or word length required.

Need a catchy headline or slogan? Just a few brief picture captions or a couple of punchy paragraphs? Looking for distinctive brochure and website copy or maybe you’re interested in social media and blog posts that can develop the direct ‘voice’ of your brand? Perhaps you need the news angle or depth of message offered by an astute press release, case study or technical article? Or maybe you’re even in the market for long-form journalism, a short story or a full-length novel? (Well, you never know.)

Priding herself on being a passionate wordsmith, Stephanie has the communication skills to get the key messages across in high-impact, appropriate and appealing copy. Stephanie is also a keen researcher and takes her time to understand both the core objectives of the communication and its target audience, adapting her style accordingly.

Stephanie’s expertise has been acquired through varied and valuable experience, from editing and contributing to an ‘underground’ arts magazine, to freelance consultancy work, to building up QuickStep, her own successful agency established nearly 20 years ago. Clients have ranged from major international brands and government/industry bodies to award-winning ‘family’ companies and emerging designer-makers.

But, hey, you don’t have to take her ‘words’ for it…

"Stephanie is the absolute best and she’s a terrific writer."

Samuel Dodson, Editor of Nothing in The Rule Book online magazine
"QSPR? Nimble, well-connected, great writers and researchers."

Esti Barnes, Top Floor rugs
"Stephanie is not only highly efficient but she is also extremely creative and the stories and copy she generates are second to none."

Geoff Baker, Chairman CDUK
"It’s always a bonus to find an agency that is not only efficient, creative and reliable, but a pleasure to work with, too. From image-driven PR to highly technical articles, Stephanie never fails to impress."

David Broadfield, Link2Media
"Stephanie and QuickStep PR are always my first port of call. Not only are they extremely helpful and efficient but they always come back with excellent copy and all the relevant caption details, plus expert comments and quotes."

Hayley Gilbert, freelance journalist.