Great feedback from recruiters

“Jackie and Mitch are excellent at what they do. You will look at job advertising completely differently.”
Jacob Golding

“A great day where I learnt a lot about what makes an appealing ad.”
Sharan Bassi

“Left the course with a much better understanding of the science behind a good ad, and the capabilities to write one. Highly recommended.”
Rachel Frost

“Fantastic course. I would happily recommend to recruiters – both agency and internal – as the skills you will learn will 100% make you a better recruiter.”
Sarah Potter

“Fantastic training day. Both Jackie and Mitch have been very supportive and I can’t wait to get writing better ads.”
Andy Jenkinson

“Incredibly useful course. It’s shocking how much I saw my writing improve in just one day.”
Joey Relton

“Be open-minded and you will learn a whole new dimension to advertising you never knew existed.”
Mark Hudson

“It was a really great insight on how not to be a typical recruiter when it comes to advertising.”

“I would just like to say a public thank you to Mitch Sullivan and Jackie Barrie for delivering a great copywriting course. I entered the room as a typical recruiter, writing adverts riddled with cliches and buzzwords. I left with a greater understanding of how to write a compelling advert. So thank you to the pair of you for your time and expertise. I can assure you that I will put my new skills into practice. I could not recommend you both enough.”
Simon Marsden-Wright on LinkedIn

“Thanks for all your help at the course on Friday – it really was fantastic. Now it’s time to flex some of those skills!”
Sarah Potter on LinkedIn

[Here’s the first ad Sarah wrote after the course – I’m very impressed]


Engaging, generous and deeply impressive

“Jackie kindly spent some time with me to share her expertise, not just in copywriting itself but also on the subject of running a copywriting business. She was engaging, generous and deeply impressive in the level of expertise she displayed and I will definitely be implementing her many perceptive suggestions.”

Martin Booth

Copywriting feedback

Four clients. First draft. Favourite feedback:

“Great. No alterations.”

“This is cracking!”

“Delighted with this.”

“Thank you so much, this is brilliant.”

About editing titles for factsheets:

“I love your tweaks to the titles – that’s why I engaged a copywriter because you are so much better at this than I am!”

About case studies and marketing copy I edited:

“Thanks Jackie, we like it. Fine on the fees. Please send invoice.”

Recruiter feedback

“I really enjoyed Mitch and Jackie’s company. I liked the fact they played off each other and had different perspectives. Definitely has made me think differently about writing ads.”
Rob Dawson

“Changes your whole perspective on advertising.”
Ben Solomons

“Some things seemed obvious, despite never having thought about them before.”
Rob Miller

“I thought it was great. Both of you were really engaging. Really enjoyed it. Learnt a lot.”


Love love love

About articles I wrote to be sent as newsletters and archived to the client’s blog:

“I absolutely love them!!! You’ve taken my ideas and improved on them massively. Love the straplines, the tone. Just brilliant :)”

Words fail me

“Well, what can you say about the amazing Jackie Barrie? Where words fail me because she’s just so awesome at what she does, words – for Jackie – are her strength and advantage over the rest of us. We mere mortals might be able to muster the occasional headline or tweet, but for Jackie, wordsmithing for us or our business is both a delight and a ‘money-making machine’. Jackie’s brilliant copywriting skills will hook your audience, whoever they are, and ensure the attention of the people you want to attract to your business is grabbed – every time.”


Fun, fun, fun!

About my highly interactive 45-minute session on icebreakers and energisers for speakers and trainers:

“If icebreakers and energisers are part of your world, e.g. delivering workshops, Jackie will provide you with practical ideas that work, and entertain you into the bargain; you learn by doing, rather than just listening. Book a session with Jackie; highly recommended.”
Ges Ray

“Thanks Jackie for a super session. Great ideas, very well delivered.”
Susan Shaw

“Well done for last night by the way. Great fun and some really good tips.”
Dave Henson

Nice things people have said about me, my products and my services

This unsolicited feedback is included with permission, and is presented in no particular order. Thank you to all my lovely clients for their comments since I founded Comms Plus in 2001.

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Jackie Barrie, speaker, trainer, copywriter, and author

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