Helping small businesses, community organisations, and individuals to communicate.

About me

Kia ora. My name is Philip Langenhoven, and I live in the wonderful, green Aotearoa New Zealand.

My long career as a communications practitioner has equipped me to help businesses, organisations and individuals to communicate clearly and effectively. I am now a freelancer available to help you spice up your communications.

I have a lifetime’s experience in communications and public relations, and while those roles required constant communications advice and planning, I’ve always enjoyed the ‘doing’ of communications.

Small businesses, community organisations, students and families often can’t afford the services of a communications consultancy, which is where I come in. I offer low-cost, quality services to help you produce or perfect your communication, no matter how small.

Get in touch with me if you need anything to be written, edited, proof-read, or improved. I also enjoy producing professional, creative short videos (1 to 2 minutes) to boost your social media presence.

Portfolio

Services

COPYWRITING – articles, press releases, website content, blogs, newsletters, magazines and more.

EDITING – any document, including newsletters (online and hard copy).

PROOFREADING – any document

SPEECH WRITING – you provide the information relevant to the speech and key points you’d like to highlight; I draft your speech.

ADVERTISING – copywriting for print and radio ads, advertorials, brochures, and websites (I can also design your ad)

SMARTPHONE VIDEOS – production of short (1 to 2 minutes) creative, dynamic videos for your social media campaigns – the full package of a production plan, script, music, captions, creative scenes, production and finalisation as MP4 file.

COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING – advising on communications options and helping you plan your approach/campaign. I can also facilitate a communications planning session for you and your team, and develop a communications plan for you.

I usually charge an hourly fee, with some exceptions.

Write

I enjoy helping people tell their stories through multiple channels and customising content to the needs of different audiences and communications channels.

COPYWRITING:

  • Articles, press releases, website content, blogs, newsletters, magazines and more.

SPEECH WRITING:

  • You provide the relevant information and the key points; I draft your speech.

 

Edit

Editing is an essential part of the writing process. Good editing ensures that your ideas are conveyed clearly and succinctly, making your writing more effective.

During this process I check for and correct more significant issues, including organisation and paragraph structure.

I edit any document, including newsletters (online and hard copy), web content, magazine articles, books, CVs, scripts, reports, assignments, letters and many more – regardless of length.

Please provide the information in MS Word, and I will use track changes to ensure you have control over what I’m proposing for correction and improvement of the text.

Proofread

Proofreading is an essential part of the writing process. It ensures that your document is free of errors and polished to a high standard. It involves a careful examination of the text to find and correct any grammatical and typographical errors.

Good proofreading is important as it can make your writing more powerful. It also shows people that you take pride in your work and are serious about what you publish.

When I proofread a document, I mostly look for misspelling, punctuation errors, grammar mistakes, and uneven flow in paragraphs.

I am available to proofread just about any document, including web content, magazine articles, books, CVs, scripts, reports, assignments, letters and many more – regardless of length.

Please provide your information in MS Word, and I will use track changes to ensure you have control over what I’m proposing for correction of the text.

Video

We all have a powerful video camera in our pocket: a smartphone. We shoot video with our phones, but most people need help to turn their video files into a planned, creative, short video story that has all the features and trimmings of a professional video production.

In truth, most spontaneously filmed footage is of insufficient technical quality to be turned into a professional-looking video – not to mention the fact that most people do not have the technical know-how to produce professional videos.

I’ve been trained to produce smartphone videos that would help you to be more effective in your social media marketing.

When you engage me to produce a video, the process starts with a short video production plan prepared for and agreed with you. This plan sets out the scenes, key messages, and script. The final product will include scenes with great transitions, music and captions. Captions or subtitles are important to benefit hearing-impaired people, but they also make it easier to catch and keep your audience’s attention, as demonstrated by the fact that videos with captions have a longer viewing time. Longer viewing times help you get your message across, and they can also make your content perform better on search engines.

Engaging a professional video production company is a good thing to do, but small businesses, organisations and individuals often cannot afford them. My fee for producing a smartphone video of 1 to 2 minutes is very reasonable and affordable, so let’s talk.

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