A former secondary school teacher and librarian, I have also run a highly successful literacy project.
With almost twenty years of experience in education, I am able to communicate effectively, whatever your project.

But don’t just take my word for it!

In 2021 I qualified from the College of Media and Publishing with Diplomas in Copywriting, Copyediting and Proofreading with Distinction.
Rest assured that my knowledge is secure and up-to-date.


Diploma in Copywriting with Distinction, CMP 2021

Diploma in Proofreading & Copy Editing with Distinction,
CMP 2021

PGCE (Secondary RE),
Newman University Birmingham

BA (Hons) 1st Class,
Theology & Religious Studies, University of Manchester

AP Yates is a writer, copywriter, copy editor and proofreader.

Feature writing

Are you looking for a trustworthy feature writer?

A born communicator with twenty years of experience in education, I specialise in communicating complex ideas in simple, relatable terms.
After all, I taught Philosophy to teenagers for years!

My areas of interest are books and literacy, the natural world, photography, and pets. I have a keen interest in mental health and wellness, and write about this for MUO.

You will see all of these interests reflected in my blog. Please have a read! If you like what you see, I can write for you.

Why hire me?

Simply put, I’ll get the job done to the highest standard. Just let me know your topic and your deadline, and then relax.

If you’d like to see examples of my work, please click here.

Contact me and let’s get to work!


Do you need a copywriter to communicate your message in a clear, effective way?

I am a qualified copywriter, able to write to your brief.
I’ll help you to communicate your message and build your brand, so that you can focus on other areas of your business.

The range of services I provide include:

  • Blogs
  • Press and media releases
  • Marketing materials for B2B and B2C clients
  • Website writing, including product pages
  • SEO writing
  • Article writing
  • Special reports and case studies
  • E-books
  • Online and print newsletters
  • Social media posts
  • Scripts for videos, webinars, and podcasts

For examples of my work, please click here.

Why not get in touch and find out how I can help you and your business?

Educational materials

Do you need any educational resources?

I’m definitely your person.
With twenty years of producing lesson plans, schemes of work and assessment materials, I know how teachers teach, how students learn, and what all the acronyms mean!
I can write for all age ranges, using the appropriate vocabulary and tone. My specialist age range is 11-18.

Services I provide include:

  • Schemes of work and lesson plans
  • Assessment materials
  • Worksheets and activity pages
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Information handouts and booklets
  • Letters to be sent to parents/guardians
  • Promotional materials to be sent to schools – I’ve been on the receiving and sending side of these! I know how to avoid the recycling bin!
  • Guidance on how to write for schools – if you want me to check your existing materials and suggest improvements, I’m happy to do so.

For examples of my work, please click here.

Please get in touch with your requirements.

Copy editing and proofreading

Do you need someone to give your work some sparkle and polish?

Someone reliable who can check all the details in your all-important documents?

With years of experience in marking and assessment, I am a fast and effective worker with a keen eye for detail.
I am happy to work using Microsoft’s ‘Track changes’ facility, or on paper using BSI proofreading symbols.

I can edit at whatever level you require, from basic checks to a full copy edit.

I specialise in helping with school, college and job applications, polishing your prose to show you off to your best advantage.

Why not get in touch and find out how I can help you!

Creative writing

I’m obsessed with reading and creative writing. I see the world in words. When not working on client projects, I’m busy writing my first children’s novel. It is my ultimate dream to become a published author.

So, if you need any help on the creative front, I can provide the words for you!

Please get in touch, I’d love to work with you.