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Water Sports Writer

Hand, reef and steer but struggling to find time to put what you do into words? You need a water sports writer!

  • Are you trying to boost your search rankings as a yacht charter company?
  • Do you want to reach out to customers with sailing skills tips or commentary on your destinations?
  • Do you need your website landing pages rewritten to optimise search rankings?
  • Have you a technology to promote such as electric motors or a novel sailing system?

Perhaps a water sports writer can help! With 38 years’ sailing experience and 10 as a water sports writer I am familiar with the issues root and branch that you may wish to convey.

What can we do together?

  • Blogs and articles
  • Web copy
  • E-books
  • Case studies
  • White papers

Want to know more? Contact me at freelance@richardshrubb.com

Blogs and articles

Water sports stir all sorts of emotions within us. One Vendee Globe skipper told me that after a hard night keeping his boat in condition just to finish the race, he used to pour his heart out in his blogs and got quite a following even as a tail-ender on the race. Ultimately a water sports writer’s skill is being able to convey all the wonder, technical issues and sheer fun of our world both to those who participate and those who do not.

Good content has two effects – it tells search engines you are still current, but also brings people to your site time and again. Yes, it has to be key word optimised (a skill in its own right) but most important of all it has to be something people want to read. That’s why you come to me. Opinionated, well researched and knowledgeable content that will give the reader something to think about.


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Web copy

Ultimately your business is being sold on your landing pages. Tell them who you are through compelling, SEO targeted web copy.

I have worked with a number of small, mid-sized and large players in the water sports industry.

Sailing e-books

Have you a big message to convey that needs 5,000 to 10,000 words (or more)?

An e-book could be the answer. I have two print books and a number of sailing e-books under my belt – look at my portfolio below!

Case studies

Want others to tell your story for you? That’s no bad thing, particularly if it is good news!

As a journalist, interviews come second nature to me. With 12 years’ experience and postgraduate journalism training, I am good at getting people to say what they mean and how they feel about you and your business.

Water sports white papers

One of those billions of people who are far better with their hands than I am, yet struggle to convey an engineering, scientific or technical issue to your potential clients?

I have the aptitude to help you take even the most issue and make it digestible.

Contact me today!

Have a look at my portfolio below and then email me at freelance@richardshrubb.com to discuss your needs!