Jen Lou Meredith - Content and Copy Writer. Image by Mikaela Jade.

Jen Lou Meredith - Content and Copy Writer. Image by Mikaela Jade.

About Me

Image by Mikaela Jade.

As a writer with over 10 years' professional experience, I can help you convey your business' message to your audience in a way that is simple and digestible, while being informative and engaging.

I began my career as a journalist, first as a freelance writer for local magazines while studying for my degree in English, then, after graduating with honours, I became a full-time editorial assistant at a luxury lifestyle magazine, before progressing to content writer, then deputy editor at a national hair and beauty title.

Following this, I decided to take the path to become a full-time freelance writer. Since 2017, I have worked with independent businesses, agencies and influencers to create content that captivates their audiences.

Why employ me and not ChatGPT?

I believe we have a moral obligation to keep a human element to business. Your audience is human, so what better way to connect with them than with a human writer? I can write (good) humour; I can make obscure references to nineties pop culture; I can talk about an experience or product in a way that elicits a visceral response from the reader, allowing them to connect with your brand in a way that can't yet be facilitated by AI.

I'm also a brand geek. This means that, when we work together, I become a fan of your brand. From the ins and outs of your audience, tone, style, genre, to graphic elements such as the use of imagery, typography and colour palette, I commit to understanding your branding just as well as you do. This helps me tailor my writing style to fit your business.


I have worked with a number of different content management systems in a range of formats. The CMSs I have experience with include Wordpress, Blogger, Webflow and Squarespace. I also have experience with Substack, Mailchimp, Shopify, Podio, Trello, Later, and a range of other platforms. I can also learn new software quickly, and adapt to your business' needs.

I have experience writing B2C as well as B2B, in the sectors of: fashion, beauty, lifestyle, travel, pet care, horticulture, psychology, gynaecology, rheumatology, recruitment and human resources.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

I hope we can work together!


Wednesday 30 August 2023

This Is How To Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

There are many reasons to boost the curb appeal of your home. One is that it makes it much more of a pleasant place to come back to after work. Another is to make sure it retains its value if you choose to sell. Another still is to ensure it matches the quality and the upkeep of the properties around it. The good news is you can find out all about how to up your home’s curb appeal in the post below. Read on to find out more. 

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Keep your front garden well-maintained 

One of the golden rules of curb appeal is to make sure that your font garden stays well maintained. This means watering and cutting your lawn regularly, as well as trimming any hedges and bushes as they require it. 

In addition to making sure your front garden is neat, it's also a good idea to invest in some items to make sure it looks its most beautiful as well. Consider evergreen trees such as pines, potted plants, and flowers to add texture and colour. 

Paint / clean the outside of your home 

It's very hard to have a home with great curb appeal if the outside of your property looks dirty. The good news is there are some easy ways to remedy this problem. First of all, if your home is painted, and then repainted with a fresh new coat, will ensure it looks its best. Although do remember that you will need to use paint specially created to be used outside and resist the weather. 

If the outside of your home is not painted, then using a high-pressure washer to clean it is usually the best option. Due to the fact that this task includes working at height along with working with water under pressure, many people choose to hire a professional to complete it. 

Get your driveway landscaped 

If you truly want your home to have curb appeal, then it makes sense to get your driveway properly landscaped. This is because driveway landscaping is associated with a range of benefits including setting the tone of your home, ensuring the front of your property looks neat, and providing safe parking for you and visitors. All of which will be very important for anyone considering purchasing your property.

Invest in new doors

Your front door and garage doors are not just practical items that allow you access while keeping the interior of your property safe. They also have an aesthetic role to play. 

With that in mind, any doors showing wear such as peeling paint, fading, and any visible damage should be replaced. Where possible try and purchase matching front and garage doors to ensure a cohesive look. 

Keep your bins hidden 

Last of all, if you want to boost the curb appeal of your property then hiding away your bins is a very good idea indeed. This is because bins not only make the outside of your home look untidy but can also attract all sorts of unwanted pests such as rodents and bugs. 

To that end, you may wish to consider one of the many options for hiding your bins, such as building a bin store or even covering your bins in leaf designs so they blend in more with their surrounding areas. 


Tuesday 15 August 2023

The Remarkable Mental Health Benefits of Gratitude Journaling

In today's fast-paced world, where stress and anxiety seem to be constant companions, finding effective ways to promote mental well-being has become paramount. One such practice that has gained significant attention for its positive impact on mental health is gratitude journaling. This simple yet powerful technique involves regularly jotting down things you're grateful for. While it might seem like a minor activity, the act of practicing gratitude through journaling can have profound effects on your overall mental well-being. In this blog post, I explore the remarkable mental health benefits of gratitude journaling.

1. Enhances Positive Emotions

Gratitude journaling is all about focusing on the positive aspects of life. By taking time to identify and acknowledge the things you're grateful for, you shift your attention away from negative thoughts and worries. This shift in focus can lead to a heightened sense of positivity and happiness. According to research, the brain's neural pathways are influenced by regular expressions of gratitude, creating a more optimistic outlook on life.

'Today I Am Grateful For' Journal, £18 from Etsy

2. Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Engaging in gratitude journaling can have a calming effect on the mind. When you actively practice gratitude, your brain releases chemicals like dopamine and serotonin, which are associated with feelings of pleasure and well-being. This chemical release can counteract the stress response and reduce the levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, leading to a decrease in overall stress and anxiety.

3. Promotes Self-Awareness

Gratitude journaling encourages introspection and self-awareness. As you reflect on the positive elements of your life, you become more attuned to your emotions and thoughts. This self-awareness can help you identify patterns of thinking that might be contributing to negative feelings. By recognizing these patterns, you can work on reframing your perspective and cultivating a more constructive mindset.

'Good Day' Daily Journal, £18 from Etsy

4. Strengthens Resilience

Life is full of challenges, and cultivating resilience is crucial for navigating them. Gratitude journaling can help you develop a stronger ability to bounce back from adversity. When you consistently focus on the things you're grateful for, you build a mental arsenal of positive experiences to draw from during tough times. This reservoir of positive memories can bolster your resilience and help you navigate challenges with a more optimistic mindset.

5. Enhances Relationships

Practicing gratitude extends beyond the self—it can also have a positive impact on your relationships. Expressing gratitude towards others can strengthen social bonds and foster a sense of connectedness. When you write about the people, experiences, or acts of kindness that you're grateful for, you not only solidify those positive feelings within yourself but also create a sense of appreciation that can be shared with others.

'Daily Self Care' Journal, £18 from Etsy

6. Improves Sleep Quality

Struggling with sleep? Gratitude journaling might be the solution you're looking for. Engaging in this practice before bedtime can help shift your focus away from stressors and anxieties, allowing your mind to relax and prepare for restful sleep. Improved sleep quality, in turn, contributes to better mental health and overall well-being.

Why you should start gratitude journaling

Incorporating gratitude journaling into your daily routine can be a transformative step towards enhancing your mental health. By taking a few moments each day to reflect on the positive aspects of your life, you can cultivate a more optimistic perspective, reduce stress and anxiety, and build emotional resilience. The beauty of gratitude journaling lies in its simplicity—it requires only a pen, paper, and willingness to embrace the positive. So, why not give it a try? Start your gratitude journal today and embark on a journey to a happier and mentally healthier you. 


Monday 14 August 2023

3 Ways To Reduce your Energy Bills

Reducing your energy bills isn't always something you can do easily. There are many influences that can affect how much you pay for your energy, not least price hikes by suppliers. Although energy costs have started coming down from their peak in 2022, they are still inflated somewhat compared to pre-2020 prices.

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With costs not looking like they are coming down anytime soon, as a consumer, you need to ensure you are doing everything you can to keep your bills low and avoid waste in consumption.

Oil Vs Gas

While 74% of homes in the UK use gas compared to the 3% who use home heating oil, that doesn't mean it is the better deal. For some people, the lower cost of heating oil can be attractive, especially if you live in an "off-grid" area. But just because you have one doesn't mean you want to have the other instead. While getting set up for using heating oil at home can come with a considerable cost; generally, operating costs will be lower as heating oil is typically 11% cheaper than gas. Plus, you will need to factor in this, such as your local supplier and delivery frequencies if you are running low, a Heating Oil Tank Replacement when your tank reaches the end of its lifespan convenience. While these costs can be higher, they won't be out of the ordinary or increased compared to replacing your boiler for using gas central heating and hot water or having new radiators fitted and bleed frequently and pipework maintained throughout your property. There are pros and cons, but it is a good starting point to consider when considering reducing energy bills.

Proper Insulation

If your home is poorly insulated, you are throwing away your money. Around 10% of your energy is lost through windows and 35% through walls in homes without adequate insulation. You can insulate your windows, doors, walls, floors, pipes, loft spaces, tanks, and radiators. This will allow you to conserve as much energy as possible by trapping heat inside the home and reducing the need to heat it as much. Generally, you should replace your home's insulation or top it up every 15 to 20 years.


You should be getting regular gas and electrical safety checks every year at least, but you also need to ensure you have services for the significant components of your home too. This can be your appliances, boiler, heating system or getting a whole house energy audit to ensure you are being as energy efficient as possible. Failing to ensure your home is in good working order means you can avoid the excessive energy consumption of poorly working appliances within your home and reduce the risk of failure and high repair costs. So get everything checked, serviced or cleaned to ensure your home remains energy efficient and your bills as low as possible.

Making sure you don't use too much energy is a more eco-conscious way of living and the best way to reduce your bills and consumption. These tips can help you to make bug chances that will pay off in the long run,

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