Hello, I’m Jen.
I’ve been working with words for quite a long time now. It probably started when I opened my first Live Journal account and poured out my teenage angst via a keyboard and a dial-up connection.
After that, I did some A Levels and a degree, stopped listening to Taking Back Sunday (well, most of the time) and started working as a digital copywriter. I did my time at some of the biggest agencies in Yorkshire, working on key clients like HSBC, The Open University, BBC Three, Kellogg’s and Vue Cinema before deciding to go it alone. I started freelancing in 2011 and am now based in my own little studio in the centre of Leeds.
These days I specialise in fashion, lifestyle, beauty and travel – I’ve worked with clients including Hunter Wellingtons, Diesel, Discover America, John Lewis and Kleenex, on a wide range of social media and digital projects. It’s a job that takes me all over the world, from New York Fashion Week to Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace. Not bad, eh?
I also write a successful fashion and lifestyle blog, which has enabled me to work with brands like ASOS, Whistles, Barbour and Orla Kiely. I’ve been featured in and written for my fair share of magazines too, including InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Company and Grazia.
If that sounds good to you, I’d love to chat. You can email me on jen at jforjen dot com or catch me on Twitter – @msjenallison. And if you’re in the Leeds area, let’s get together – despite being a Yorkshire lass I don’t drink tea, but I’m always up for a Diet Coke.
I live in Leeds with my lovely husband and our two cats, Travis and Lillian. I like Thai food, Hendrick’s gin, ridiculously expensive candles and bright lipsticks. I’m learning ballet, I collect cacti… oh, and I’m pretty good with words.
The latest from the blog
Parenting with a Routine and Why I Love It
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What To Expect After 18 Months Of Motherhood
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How To Make Toddler Toys Look Stylish
I was one of those people. You know the ones. The pregnant women who declares she’ll never let ‘plastic crap’… Read more »
How to Stop Breastfeeding
If you’re looking to establish breastfeeding, keep breastfeeding going after a setback or continue breastfeeding past a certain age, there’s… Read more »
What To Expect After 12 Months of Motherhood
My last proper update on Hazel’s development was six months ago (read it here), so I thought it was about… Read more »
Baby Led Weaning aka WTAF Am I Doing?
When Hazel was around four months old, I started researching Baby Led Weaning. I read the Gill Rapely book everyone… Read more »
I’m Not A MumBoss And That’s Cool
A few weeks ago I was sitting in my usual sofa spot during Hazel’s afternoon nap. She’d been grizzly all… Read more »
Breastfeeding – What to Wear When it’s Hot
Hazel was born in November, in what I like to call ‘perfect weather for breastfeeding’. Cold, wet, grey – British… Read more »
Travelling Alone With a Baby – How To Not Lose Your Shit
Before Hazel was born, Rob and I travelled quite a lot. Not often to far-flung places – more like a… Read more »
What To Expect After Six Months of Motherhood
It’s official – Hazel is six months old. Can you believe it? No, me neither. I know it’s a tired… Read more »
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