Ellie Scott is a 20-something (you don’t need to know the specifics) freelance copywriter and fiction writer from Sheffield, UK.
Having written several dog-related adventure stories at the age of 7, Ellie has had a passion for telling tales for decades. She secretly penned terrible poems and mediocre short stories throughout her teenage years, and upon the realisation that she had no idea what she wanted to do with her adult life, she settled on committing herself to obscene amounts of debt in the form of a Drama and Creative Writing degree.
During her studies, she funded her Super Noodles and red wine diet by doing a touch of freelance copywriting work on the side, and began to wonder if she might actually be able to make a living from this writing malarkey.
Despite having a degree which, on paper, meant nothing to the real world and offered few realistic career prospects, Ellie managed to bag herself a real, full time job after graduating in 2012. So began 3 years in the digital marketing industry, where Ellie realised that while she would never have the clever, analytical mind needed to become an SEO expert, she was still pretty good at writing copy.
Eager to have more flexibility to pursue her own creative writing projects, Ellie took the leap into self-employment in 2015 and has never looked back. Well, she may have looked back a couple of times, but only to mourn the loss of the reassuring green payslips which used to present themselves to her every month, on time and without fail. Those things were great.
These days, Ellie continues to write copy and fiction from the comfort of her spare room, very often in her pyjamas and with a dog or cat sat on her lap. She publishes as many stories as she possibly can on this website, and is currently sending many more out into the world in hopes of being able to call herself a “Professional Author” one day.
Ellie is also currently working on her first novel – a process which has made her cry more times than she can count – which is a speculative fiction story about death and stuff.
If you’re interested in working with Ellie, or in representing Ellie and her maudlin novel, please (please, for the love of all that is holy, someone please offer her representation) get in touch.
Ellie tweets mildly humorous snippets @itsemscott and wee tales of whimsy @tinysillytories on Instagram. She also writes mildly humorous content over on Medium. Please do the right thing and give her the attention she so desperately craves.Follow Ellie Scott on WordPress.com