Because you've lost enough sleep DIYing Your Copy

Multilingual copy coaching, training & vibrant copywriting for innovators on a mission

Know what works & why. Build your tribe. Change the world.

 
 

Whether you've founded a startup or you're leading your team into the 21st century: you're on a mission to change your grey old industry for the better. 

Hard graft and hustle have propelled you to a certain level of success. People are starting to buy into your ideas.

But you know you need even more critical mass... 

...you want to go BIG

And you feel kinda stuck in your own head:

  • After hours polishing our value proposition... will it make people snore or adore?

  • How can I use stickier words to sell more online — without manipulating people to buy?

  • How do I get my customer care team to answer ALL questions before hitting 'send'?

If questions like these feel like that new gap in your mouth after a visit to the dentist (= you just HAVE to return to them over and over again)...

Then it's time to level up, move past the DIY approach and work with a pro copywriter.

Because the closer you are to your own brand or specialist area, the harder it is to find the right words on your own — and feel confident about them.

 

Hi! I'm Sabine Harnau

Here to help you tell your story, reach more people
and teach you the art & science of being good with words

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I've been writing copy since I was 15 and trying to interest pupils for educational policies.

 

15 years later, I started and led the global copy team at LEGO Customer Service. The tone of voice, copywriting and advisor training we created made LEGO customer service emails go viral — such as the one that went out to Luka Apps. Proof that customer service is a marketing function, and how the best way to market is by truly caring for the customer.

I then spent a few years at London-based consultancy soh (now Mazaru): writing web copy, voice scripts, chat and email messages for over 70 iconic brands. 

 

It was really during that time that I started to sense the urgency...

 

I simply could no longer ignore the fact that people and planet will soon go to **** if we don't get our act together.

  • If we want to make sustainability the norm, we need better communication.

  • If we want people to take more responsibility, we need better communication.

  • If we want to break down the barriers that keep us from working together, we need better communication.

 

That's why I started From Scratch

 

Because to stop climate change, save species from dying and make society more humane, we need a radical rethink.

We need to stand together.

And we need to get heard.

Which means, we need to harness the best that the humanities have to offer — from design thinking and UX practices to linguistics, psychology and (gasp!) socio-political studies.

 

After studying in Germany and working in the UK for 8 years, I'm now based in the Amsterdam area, free to support you and your mission.

 
 
 Certified conversion copywriter à la  Copy Hackers.

Certified conversion copywriter à la Copy Hackers.

 Yep, I know how to write emails with out-of-this-world open rates.

Yep, I know how to write emails with out-of-this-world open rates.

 
 Proud member of  the ethical move , starting the conversation around ethics in marketing.

Proud member of the ethical move, starting the conversation around ethics in marketing.

 
 Member of the Professional Copywriters' Network

Member of the Professional Copywriters' Network

 
 
 

Understand your audience. Find your voice and tone. Write better copy.

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"No borders" is my motto

 

  • Right at this moment, we're all on the same improbable ball of material, flying through space at a ridiculous speed.
    What's the meaning of 'us' and 'them'?

  • The internet is global. This our chance to work together globally to solve poverty, climate change and war.

  • Writing from scratch from a place of empathy is far more effective than importing cultural bias through tired best practices,
    or word-by-word translation.

  • This also means taking customer service out of its contact centre silo and turning marketing into customer care.

  • Collaboration beats competition: let's build a network of likeminded folks so we can deliver bigger, better projects, together.

 
 

Working on your message should be refreshing, fluid & fun

 

That's my #1 goal for you.

 

  • Transparent, organised processes mean you'll always know what's going on: research & discovery — writing & wire framing — testing & learning — repeat.

  • Whether you opt for coaching or done-for-you copy, I invite your questions. You stay in control.

  • Easy on the admin: book coaching sessions directly, accept quotes online and pay in GBP or Euros — via bank transfer, iDeal, SOFORT Überweisung or credit card.

  • I promise you'll leave every project with a clearer idea of what goes into great copy. Which means you'll not only write better yourself — you'll also be a better judge of quality when hiring a writer in future.

 
 

Let's make the world a better place, one word at a time.