About us

Well, it’s more of an About me really. Hi I’m Alex Genn.

Back story

Back in 2006 I was a frustrated business development director. I was good at my job but it didn’t make me happy. After about 10 years, I realised I was actually a frustrated copywriter; and that I was a bit slow on the uptake.

I began copywriting agency side and then at the amazing learning disability charity Mencap. Here I learnt the invaluable skill of writing in ‘Easy-Read’, a unique style that helps people with a learning disability understand complicated ideas.

Guiding principles

Crucially, I realised that the guiding principles of Easy Read – simplicity and economy – apply to all writing in all channels, especially digital, where space is limited.

Blending this approach with creativity and a focus on results, I’ve worked with agencies big and small, and some of the world’s best-known brands.


My business expanded in 2014, bringing in a network of senior-weight copywriters, whose work matches my own high standards. So now, Alex Genn Copywriting is a virtual agency, with around 30 senior-level writers, who I trust to deliver work to the same unreasonably high standards I set and that my clients expect.

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