Results focused writer for businesses and job seekers

Hi, I’m Susan, of Words By Susan Copywriting.

My path to copywriting has had a few twists and turns along the way.

I started my career as an administration assistant which included writing, editing and proofreading for 15+ years. It taught me to be process driven, well organised, adaptable, and efficient.

Years later, I started writing resumes for a living because when I was job hunting, I was getting interviews but not the jobs. Clearly, it was the writing part I was good at, so I decided to help job seekers by writing their resumes. This led me to several courses with Australian Writers Centre and I loved learning about the different types of writing.

Once I learned about copywriting, all the pieces of my career history fell into place. Copywriting interested me because it helps people get a result e.g. a job interview; a customer buying your product or service. I’ve always been interested in marketing and psychology, and copywriting combines these. As a result, this is how Words By Susan Copywriting was born.

There’s nothing better than a happy client who’s grateful for your help and getting positive results.


Want to be that happy client?

Here’s how I can help you:

Resumes and cover letters

Impress an employer with a powerful resume that emphasises your value, expertise, and accomplishments.

LinkedIn profiles

Refresh your LinkedIn profile to build your value, increase your network, and improve your career prospects.

Key selection criteria

Tailor responses to each criteria to  powerfully demonstrate why you’re the best candidate.

Website copywriting

Persuade your readers to take action with SEO website copy.

Editing and proofreading

Avoid the “Oh crap!” and get your words edited and proofread before they’re published.

Additional copywriting services

Need anything else? Contact me for a free quote.

Who I am

I’m Susan Smyth (pronounced sm-eye-th). I’m a Perth copywriter and work with clients Australia-wide.

I’ll make your life easier with my excellent organisational skills to take control of projects and deliver within timeframes.

Plus my strong attention to detail results in being accurate and efficient.


Why work with me?

When working with me, you get someone who is:

Supportive: I’m genuinely interested in helping your copywriting projects succeed.

Experienced: 20+ years’ experience writing resumes and working in business administration, writing, editing, and proofreading.
I’ve worked in private, public and not for profit organisations.

Efficient: I manage your copywriting projects, so you can focus on running your business.

Open: I tailor solutions to your specific needs.

Committed: I take the time to understand your goals and provide you with solutions that help you grow.

Knowledgeable: I’m a member of The Clever Copywriting Community, where I’m continually learning tips and tricks to apply to my work.


Get your project sorted, stress-free

I’m highly organised and process driven. This means I’ll take away the stress of your copywriting project. I’ll be in charge every step of the way, but I’ll hold your hand and make you feel supported.

Susan was a pleasure to work with. She is highly professional and exceeded my expectations with the work she delivered. She took the time to listen to the problems I was experiencing with a project, in a very short time she delivered excellent copy. I highly recommend working with her.

Rudo Makuyana

Podiatrist, The Foot Hub

I was fortunate to find Susan through a friend’s network. I found Susan to be very friendly and insightful with re-writing my resume and cover letter. Susan’s writing style was very complementary to my professional history as she took the time to understand my skills and achievements that would best suit the positions I will be applying for.

My new resume and cover letter are such a vast improvement, and that is why if anyone is seeking assistance with their resume or cover letter, I would not hesitate in recommending Susan.

Matthew C-B

Susan is my go-to proofreader for making sure that my writing is free of errors before it goes out to clients. From blog posts to web copy, she’s accurate, efficient and ensures a fast turnaround time which makes it easy to use her services. I’d highly recommend Susan if you need to be sure that you’re sending out letter perfect work.

Sandy Taylor

SEO Copywriter, Sandy Taylor Digital Marketing

I recently asked Susan to proofread some website copy I’d looked at too many times to confidently proofread myself. And thank goodness – because she caught a few things that I’d overlooked – NOT a good look for a copywriter! Susan worked quickly but thoroughly on a super-fast turnaround and I was super-grateful knowing I could send my client her copy without fear of typos.

Thanks so much Susan!

Lisa Cropman

Copywriter, The Word Nest

Want to know more?

  • I moved to Western Australia from Victoria for love in 2015
  • I’m known for my puns and quirky sense of humour
  • I’m a huge fan of 80s music
  • I’m often engrossed in an awesome book
  • I was the English brain in my family and constantly asked to edit and proofread their work
  • And I can’t start the day without coffee.

I’m ready when you are. Your new marketing content is
right around the corner.