About

Originally from Liverpool, Ashley moved to London back in 2014 to study an MA English at King’s College, London. She is now a freelance Journalist, Copywriter and Editor with around 7 years experience.

Her career started out in journalism specialising in music, lifestyle, culture, mental health and women and she has since written for the likes of Mixmag, Refinery29 and Huck Magazine.

After completing her MA she joined a tech start-up as a Content and Social Media editor, working her way up the ranks to Senior Editor. She then left this role to work on more varied projects.

She is able to work both creatively and conceptually with a design and UX team to develop user journeys or narratives for campaigns and projects. Her work often includes web and app copy, micro-copy and email campaigns. She has extensive brand experience ranging from TOV, content and social strategy and data analysis. Additionally she has experience in content team recruitment and management.

Having completed a Web Accessibility course at University of Southampton, she has also worked as an accessibility copywriter on projects for Soho House (international) and The Marketing Store (MONOPOLY at McDonald’s). She also completed a course in scriptwriting at the Raindance Film Academy.

She’s worked for companies such as Rehab, Coconut and Impero and on campaigns for the likes of HSBC, Facebook and Glenlivet. 

Get in touch for work inquiries at hell0@ashleymanning.co.uk

  • Ashley was a pleasure to work with. Ashley was happy to work on various projects ranging from website copy to online advertising campaigns. Additionally she took on the responsibility of ensuring the content was written to meet WCAG 2.1 AA compliance. I would recommend her and look forward to working with her in the future.

    Mick Walsh

    Senior Digital Project Manager
  • Ashley was a fantastic and valuable member of our sprint team. She easily picked up several complexed journeys to dive into the minds of Cyber Criminals to tell great stories for HSBC, and showed how rapidly she can adapt to jumping from one brief to another doing some lovely work for the likes of Facebook. All projects were time pressured, with some containing sensitive or confidential information and she dealt with them all seamlessly delivering excellent work. Ashley comes with great charisma, passion, creative and strategic attributes, and will always be a welcome addition to my team and undoubtedly anyone else’s.

    Errol Velinor

    Senior Creative Digital Project Manager