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As manager of Little Black Dress Communications, Claire Jones packs more than 10 years experience writing for a range of business and commercial publications, including a seven year stint as Editor in Chief of the WA Chamber of Commerce & Industry's flagship publication Business Pulse.

With degrees in English and Mass Communications, coupled with a solid decade of practical experience, Claire provides a range of professional editorial services including:

  • press releases, case studies and media announcements -
  • feature writing for magazines -
  • copy writing for promotional brochures, press ads and flyers -
  • preparing scripts for radio commercials, presentations, voiceovers and soundtracks -
  • investigative reporting and writing for newspapers and journals -
  • writing and editing website content and design of website navigational structures -
  • interviewing and research for all manner of editorial copy including feature articles, advertorials and commentary -
  • proof reading and editing business proposals, tenders, annual reviews and submissions
  • design and layout services for brochures, newsletters, press ads, business reports, business cards, proposals, web pages and more -
  • creative writing – short stories and children’s books

All editorial services are available on an hourly or project-based rate and clients are assured a high quality result, delivered on time, every time.

Recent clients include:

  • Small Business Development Corporation
  • Vivid Interactive:
    • AXIS Financial Group
    • Australian Railroad Group
    • Troy Resources
    • National Safety Solutions Australia
    • Calibre Constructions
  • Platform Communications:
    • BHP Billiton Nickel West
    • Wolf Minerals
    • CKA Insurance
  • Key Performance Consulting
  • Gary Collins Consulting:
    • APPEA - Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association
    • Woodside
  • Chamber of Commerce & Industry of WA
  • Water Features by Design
  • Riviera Frameless Glass Fencing
  • Cleardeck Systems
  • Living Iron
  • Majestic Concepts
  • Garden Treasures
  • Domestic Dream Cleaning Service
  • Wendy's Wedding Flowers


Feature Writing
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As an accomplished wordsmith, Claire has written a range of features, news articles and media releases throughout her communications career. Her well-honed research and interviewing skills allow her to write about any subject and she's overseen the production of 12 corporate newsletters in the past 10 years.

Claire is also a competent editor and proof-reader. She has written a number of corporate Style Guides and presented a range of writer's workshops including "Business writing made simple" and "Ten steps to effective editing".

As a long-time employee of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Claire was involved in the preparation of many government tenders, policy submissions and business reports from the writing and editing phase through to layout and presentation of the final documentation.

Claire was also responsible for an array of employer handbooks, guides and a comprehensive library of business information sheets and oversaw the publication of ten subsequent editions of the Chamber's Annual Review and Member Service Guide.

See below for recent examples of her work.

From BOOM to BUST!
Labor's plan to abolish workplace agreements could trigger a downward spiral for WA's resources sector. Amid all the prosperity and promise generated by the resources boom, the potential for a disastrous backward step to the dark ages of union-controlled workplaces and widespread industrial action looms on the horizon.
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Singapore or Perth: shop-over or stop-over?
Is Perth at risk of by-pass by adventure-seeking travellers en route from Europe to the Eastern States? Like Perth, Singapore is a gateway city to Australasia, but unlike Perth, it offers travellers seven-day trading, a selection of vibrant cultural districts and more hotels, shops and restaurants in one block than Perth offers in Northbridge, Subi and the CBD combined.
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Something phishy in the net
It might take years to build a name but only seconds to steal one through phishing - the online version of identify theft.
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A Mother's job is never done
Balancing work and family takes on a different spin when you combine the two from a home office. There are calls to make, deadlines to meet and children to feed. Claire Jones describes an average day in the "office" and provides some insight into what multi-tasking really means.
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You've got mail - again!
There was a time when mention of the word spam brought to mind images of processed lunch meat, but in today’s world of fast-paced electronic communication, the connotations surrounding the issue are far less savoury.
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Standing out in cyber space
Most business owners realise that having a website is just as important these days as a telephone number or Yellow Pages listing. Some experts go so far as to say if your business isn’t online, you won’t be in business for long. With more and more consumers turning to the Internet as a tool for product research and price comparisons, it’s not only essential to have a website, but to have one that works well, or at least one that matches your competitors’ sites for usability and presentation.
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Service with a smile
A good salesperson can sell somebody anything once, but their approach to customer service will determine whether they can sell that person anything again.
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Business Pulse - Chamber of Commerce & Industry monthly magazine
Claire was Editor in Chief of Business Pulse, the Chamber's flagship magazine, for ten years. Her role included researching and interviewing article subjects, writing and sub-editing, overseeing advertising sales and coordinating the magazine's printing schedule and delivery.
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Copy Writing
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Whether you need help writing a newspaper advertisement, product catalogue, business proposal or promotional brochure, the team at Little Black Dress provides a quality copy writing service for all your marketing and editorial needs.

Regardless of whether you're starting from scratch or simply re-working some existing content, Claire can help you find the right words to reach your target market.

Little Black Dress also offers a professional for press and magazine advertisements, brochures, flyers, catalogues, business cards, promotional posters, newsletters, business proposals, reports, tender documentation and more.

The following samples demonstrate some of Claire's recent copy writing and layout work:

Website Content
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Regardless of your business's size, Claire can assist in the design and preparation of online content whether you're starting from scratch or simply upgrading your existing website.

While employed with the Chamber of Commerce, Claire was charged wtih coordinating all website content which involved writing, editing and ongoing maintenance of more than 5000 pages of information.

The following list includes samples of recently completed website content contracts:

Work is charged at an hourly or project-based rate and includes provision for an initial briefing meeting, interviews, research, writing, editing and final client revisions.

Little Black Dress also offers a professional website design service for consultants, sole traders and small businesses. .

Case Studies
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Claire was recently contracted by Platform Communications to research and write a series of case studies for BHP Billiton Nickel West regarding their community support projects throughout regional WA.

Scripts & Soundtracks
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Claire is an experienced and capable script writer for radio commercials, corporate presentations and soundtracks. Some of her recent work includes script production for the entertainment arm of Little Black Dress along with radio commercials and corporate presentations for the Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI) - examples of which are listed below.