Finance and investment writer

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Freelance finance writer and investment writer

I am a highly experienced freelance finance writer, having started my career in 1999 at IFA trade title Money Marketing.

Having also contributed finance features for newspapers and national news outlets such as The Spectator, I’m also very comfortable writing for consumers.

These twin tracks enable me to write confidently for specialists and in clear and inclusive ways for less financially aware readers.

The financial content I’ve produced has also been for a wide variety of online and print channels.

These include operational communications posted to pension scheme members, personal finance features in broadsheet newspapers, through to online reports aimed at opinion-makers.

As an experienced freelance finance writer, I’m able to cover a wide range of areas. These include:

  • pensions, particularly around auto enrolment issues
  • investment and pension scheme investment governance
  • mortgages, from the lender, intermediary and borrower perspectives
  • credit cards and loans
  • insurance
  • consumer rights
  • banks and building societies
  • wills and IHT planning
  • charitable giving
  • responsible investment
  • behavioural finance
  • ethical investment
  • portfolio management
  • money saving tips

Investment and pensions copywriter

As NEST’s former writer/editor and investment proposition manager I have a broad base of auto enrolment and investment writing experience. I’m used to switching between more technical content for investment specialists and advisers, through to jargon-free content aimed at employers and scheme members.

Examples of content I’ve drafted or edited at NEST include:

Do you need a freelance finance writer, investment or pensions writer?

I’m always happy to discuss your specific needs so please get in touch at helen@helenmonkstakhar.co.uk to arrange.