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About Writing Services

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Anita Holford is a writer/communications practitioner and Dyfan Wyn Owen is a writer, editor and researcher who works in partnership with Anita. Both are based in Monmouth, south east Wales, United Kingdom but working nationally and sometimes internationally. Anita explains ...

I studied communications at Coventry Polytechnic and started my working life on a local newspaper, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review. But I felt that music was where my heart really lay, and I soon moved on to work in the marketing department of St David’s Hall, a 2,000-seat concert hall/music venue in Cardiff.


I was in my element working in music, and I worked my way up to become Marketing Manager. But there was something missing. Simply putting ‘bums on seats’ wasn’t really enough for me. So when an opportunity came up to promote the social impact of music – working for Sound Sense, the UK development agency for community music – I jumped at the chance.

And that, for me was a turning point. I researched, wrote, and communicated the social and educational impact of music and the arts, and became connected to a wide variety of people and organisations involved in working for a social purpose. I began to specialise in writing, and in advocacy communications and eventually set up my own business doing just that, in 2000.

In 2015 my husband – an ex press officer and Welsh Language Scheme co-ordinator – joined me in the business, so that now we're able to work with more people and offer a wider range of services. Dyfan has a wealth of experience in writing and editing, working bilingually and managing translation work, press and PR, project management, and collaborative working. He gained this while working for Environment Agency Wales, Wales Tourist Board, the University of Wales, Newport, and more recently for a range of clients in our business.


A lot of our work currently is with organisations working to make sure all young people, particularly those with least opportunity or who struggle with learning or with life, get access to music and arts education and opportunities.

If you’re an organisation whose work deserves to find a wider audience, we’d love to hear from you.

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