I’m Rebecca (L) Chamberlain, and I have been writing professionally since my first graduate job as a journalist in 2000.
I’ve written for broadsheet and tabloid newspapers; managed internal communications, websites, intranets and corporate reporting; written and refreshed dozens of CVs; proofread and edited books, essays and theses; and helped dozens of small businesses to find the words they’ve been searching for, to call out to their ideal customers.
After our two boys started school, I decided to start my own business. I wanted to do all of the bits that I loved most in my jobs – putting the right words together to help people express what they want to say, and achieve their goals – and RLC Words began. I love working from my home in Milton Keynes, and it doesn’t matter where you are; I work with clients both near and far.
Words are my passion, and I’d love to make them work for you.
RLC Words: Refreshing Lively Content for your Brand
You can read my story in full here: My Story, or keeping scrolling for a shorter summary…
First Graduate Job…
Broadsheet Newspaper Journalist
This was my first graduate job, for a major Scottish publishing firm. I researched and wrote about everything from local businesses to international film stars, and I learned huge amounts in two years about writing structured stories to keep readers interested.
I also created the copy for local business advertising features – everything from wedding venues to lawn mowers!
Police Corporate Communications
Internal Comms Manager
I started as a temp, and worked my way through project support, project and programme management, to Corporate Communications, and finally Internal Communications Manager. Writing was a major part of every job I did, from meeting minutes to persuasive report writing for the top decision-makers, to explaining new technology to staff. I loved my 10 years at North Yorkshire Police.
Copywriter, Web Designer and Mum
Co-Founder and Director
Having our two boys changed everything, including my career! With stacks of support from Mr RLC Words, and with my constant pup companion beside me, I’m doing the job I’ve always dreamed of – and some bits I’d never imagined too. It gives me flexibility, creativity, inspiration – and lots of blog material…