I am a Melbourne-based web copywriter, journalist, editor and wordsmith with a difference:

My extensive work as an award-winning journalist sets me apart.

For 10 years I've worked as a technology and business journalist (Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, SmartCompany, Crikey, etc), web copywriter and strategist, interviewing thousands of business owners, cracking stories and delivering satisfying results for my clients.

My experience as a journalist means I write with knowledge and authority in a way others can't.

That's why companies like KPMG, Data Republic, Dropbox, Loud + Clear, SelfWealth and Envato, along with many more, trust me to write captivating, intelligent and engaging content.

Patrick was great to work with, meeting every deadline. Most importantly he managed to translate some complex concepts into an engaging white paper for our audience.
— Andrew Ward, founder and managing director, SelfWealth

My writing has appeared on behalf of my clients in several high-profile publications

Blogs, editorial, ghostwriting, longform and everything in-between


Ongoing blog content, articles, editorials and ghostwriting. If you've got something to say, I can help you say it.


Do you need to go deeper and explore a topic in more detail, nuance and depth? I can help.



Making a new website, rewriting one or moving to a new design? You need a quality copywriter. It's just as important as visual design!

Your call

Award submissions, speeches, EDMs, annual reports, exec. summaries and more. If you need something written, I can write it.

Patrick is absolutely one of our best content writers: skilled at interpreting briefs and adept at creating content.
— SmartCompany
Patrick gets across complex topics to deliver clean, clear copy suited to the audience and meeting client needs.
— The Mandarin

Business training and strategy


Staff training

Give your entire company a writing boost. I offer training to help up-skill staff in writing, whether that be in reports, presentations or just everyday emails. You'll be surprised at how much smoother business life can be. 


Style, tone and voice

It's hard to stand out. I can help your business craft a tone of voice and style that is right for you and nobody else. 

Here's what you get (and what sets me apart)

Someone on your level

I've interviewed CEOs, billionaires and start-up founders who are changing the world. If you're in business, chances are good I've written about your industry.

Copy with strategy

Words are important. But knowing what you want to achieve is critical. I work with to understand clearly what that is before I pen a single sentence.

Your tone of voice

I've written for ASX200 companies, and ghostwritten for CEOs in the Australian Financial Review, Entrepreneur.com and Inc. All in your voice. Not mine.

Timely turnarounds

I'm a journalist. That means I know the meaning of a deadline. We come up with a timeline together and work to hit those milestones.

Results that will satisfy

Sometimes when you hire a copywriter, they impose restrictions on you. Not with me. I work with you until you're completely happy.

Web copy that works

My experience in UX and web design means I work alongside researchers and designers to create copy that fully integrates with the purpose of a page.

Patrick is an exceptionally talented and self-sufficient writer. He has knocked every brief out of the park, producing fresh, engaging and succinct content across a range of topics. Highly recommended!
— Christina Peng, marketing coordinator, TryBooking

I started Stafford Content in 2014 when I started seeing more businesses - both big and small - have trouble saying what they wanted to say.

Since then I've worked with companies like KPMG, Data Republic, Dropbox, Maurice Blackburn, TryBooking, Bean Hunter, Cubbi, and many more help write the words they need. That's because I didn't start writing "content". I started as a journalist - so I have a fundamental of how to tell stories.

I've helped businesses from start-ups to the largest in the ASX200 with their content and writing. 

I think I can help you, too.

Like what you see? Let's chat!

 Let's talk things over, and don't worry - there's no obligation. (I don't use your information for marketing or give it to anyone, either.)

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