JO USMAR

Tone-of-voice writer who can meet any deadline, manage any team, soothe any ego, and suit any demographic. Based in Holland working for NL, UK and US brands.

Journalist, Copywriter, Author, Ghostwriter.

I am a journalist, copywriter and bestselling author, with over 10 years’ experience working for some of the biggest names in UK publishing.

I have authored and co-authored eight books in the bestselling This Book Will Make You… wellbeing series, ghostwritten a UK Top 10 bestselling celebrity health and fitness book, and also penned an eBook in partnership with Women’s Health. (More info can be found on these via the hyperlink above.)

My journalism and commercial writing career has taken in everything from interviewing Joan Collins, One Direction and Heston Blumenthal (sadly not all at the same time), to piranha fishing in the Amazon and being hypnotised to overcome arachnophobia. I was Cosmopolitan‘s columnist for 18 months, have covered multiple high-level editorial roles, written cover stories and edited websites. You can see some of my editorial work here and commercial work here.

I have appeared on TV, radio and podcasts discussing my work and life in general. I’ve also hosted talks and workshops at Birmingham University and UK schools. You can read more about those things here.

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What I do

Feature writing

Editing

Journalism

Copywriting

Book writing

Ghostwriting