Flexible support for busy communications teams

Who we are

Ali-MarslandThe Effective English Company is run by Ali Marsland, with support from a distributed team of ‘word warriors’ with expertise in writing, design, admin, print, photography and more.

Ali began her communications career editing her school magazine in 1993, and before setting up The Effective English Company she worked in communications roles for companies including John Lewis and two NHS organisations. She also spent a year working in Sudan.

The word warriors include Jo and Kirsty (writing, editing and proofreading), Eleri (design and photography), Rose (admin and finance) and Phil (printing). Much of the time we also have a work experience student shadowing us, asking questions and hopefully picking up some new skills and tips.

Based in several locations around the UK, we work remotely and use a range of technology and software to keep in touch, manage our projects and make sure we’re always on top of everything. So wherever you’re based, we can help.

Ali and her team of copywriting talent are one of those rare finds that any organisation would wish to make. I’ve been particularly impressed with their ability to distil corporate jargon and create highly accessible, flowing, client-friendly copy that hits the brief each and every time.”

– Darren McCowan, Deputy Marketing Director, Stonebridge Associated Colleges