Professional copywriting and communications for earth-conscious businesses.
"We are not born to avoid dying by lying low and playing safe. We are born to live. We are born to leave the garden more beautiful than we found it."
~ Tim Macartney, Founder of Embercombe, UK
Are you a green-minded business or social enterprise but don’t have communications expertise on the team yet? Perhaps you’re an holistic healthcare professional looking to grow your client base but don’t know where to start?
"Communications” includes everything from your name, logo, website, the emails you send to customers, leaflets, brochures and online ads. We bring 15 years' experience working with non-profits and young organisations, to create impactful communications that support your goals and mission.
So, what's with the name? The Hummingbird is a curious and playful character. She may be tiny but she’s not afraid of those bigger than her, and succeeds with fearless determination and charm. Crow is observant and tactical; he is a problem-solver. With his keen eye and patience, he can identify opportunities for effortless victories and works collaboratively for the benefit of the group.
We believe the Hummingbird and Crow make a powerful team, and it’s with this mindset that we approach all projects.
Copywriting, editing and proofreading
We write copy for websites, promotional materials, press releases, articles, newsletters and blogs – either from scratch or we can review and improve what you already have.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and so is your logo. Whether you have a business name already or want some creative inspiration, we’ll deliver a logo that embodies your vision and values.
A professional, engaging website need not cost the earth. Once we understand your business and goals, we’ll recommend a platform that’s right for you — and make it look beautiful.
How We Work
Please introduce yourself and outline what you need via this short form. We will respond within 24 hours.
We may request a meeting via phone or Skype to better understand your needs and objectives.
We will send you a project timeline and estimate for your approval before we start working.
We get busy. Client satisfaction is paramount, so we deliver on time with a result we're all proud of.
Yogabeats is a UK-based yoga school that runs retreats and workshops around the world. Founder, David Sye, contacted us to produce a press release to announce an unique event they were hosting that would bring Palestinian yoga teachers into Israel to practice with Israeli yoga teachers. We are happy to say that David’s work was reported by the BBC.
Article + Book Editing
Sensory Solutions are a team of herbalists in the UK, who offer courses that connect people to their local medicinal plants. They regularly produce articles on plant medicine for wellbeing magazines and are in the process of writing a book. Proofreading and editing their work is an educational pleasure!
Prue Nichols is the owner of the Orange Grove Holistic Therapies, based in Hertfordshire, UK. A practitioner of various healing modalities, Prue is particularly interested in stress in the workplace, and contacted us to assist in the writing of her first book, The Natural Laws of Work, which was a #1 bestseller on Amazon!
Tagline + Press Release
Inspired by the bohemian comfort of the popular Thai fisherman pants, MARZIPANTS are a collection of ethically produced, beautifully tailored trousers for men, women and children. We worked we founder, Maree, to create a tagline that encapsulated the spirit of her clothing line, and a press release to announce the launch a new collection.
ProtipIT are a computer support business on Canada’s West Coast. They are a small team and wanted a simple website to promote their services while they grow. They believe in using technology responsibly, preferring to maintain smooth running systems over recommending upgrade after upgrade. It’s better for client’s budgets and for the planet! We created this one page website using WordPress.
Hummingbird and Crow provides professional communications services to earth-conscious individuals and organizations. We support the growth of healthy, sustainable business with strategic copywriting and compelling design.
Copywriter and project manager Katie Shellard has 15 years’ experience working with non profits of all sizes, startups and several international brands. She collaborates with a team of talented freelance designers and developers.
We are privileged to work with people all over the world who inspire us. If you’d like to chat about your projects and see how we can help, please get in touch.
What Clients Say
“I approached Katie to write a press release for a special “Yoga Beats Conflict” event I was organizing, that would bring 20 Palestinian yoga teachers into Israel to practice Yogabeats with 20 Israeli yoga teachers. She was quick to understand the potential impact of this story, delivered quickly and the release was picked up by several mainstream publications.”
~ David Sye, Founder, Yogabeats
“Consulting with Katie throughout writing my book - The Natural Laws of Work - was enormously helpful. She is honest and constructive in her feedback, and advised me in the flow of information and my tone of voice. I recommend her anyone needing a sharp eye for detail and a friendly, approachable sounding board."
~ Prue Nichols, Holistic Therapist, The Orange Grove Holistic Therapies
“Katie has helped Sensory Solutions CIC out on many occasions with her excellent proofreading and editing, which we have found invaluable. This coupled with her open, warm, kind attitude and great time-keeping has benefited our company so much. Thank you Katie.”
~ Karen Lawton, Herbalist and Co-Founder, Sensory Solutions CIC