What people say

Wies van Leeuwen, SCOPEinsight

“It was great working with Joanna. She quickly understood our request, communicated clearly and was able to bring our marketing materials up to a high standard. We are very happy with the results and can definitely recommend her to anyone.”


Alison Sharkey, Creative Skills

“Jo first came to Creative Skills to do the huge job of tidying up our website that had been gathering dust for many years. Jo really brightened up all our text and made it much more professional. This was a vital step for us while getting ready to redesign our website so we had all our copy ready to go.

We were so impressed with Jo we asked her to develop and deliver several seminars, tailor making them to our clients, artists who needed to use words to sell their work. This is a process that artists often find distressing but with Jo’s enthusiastic and charismatic approach they came out enthused at gaining a new creative voice.”


Teresa Gleadowe, Curator, Writer and Editor

“Jo Thomas was editor of the website for The Falmouth Convention, a three day international conference, in expanded form, held in Falmouth in May 2010.*  She was a pleasure to work with, always accurate and completely reliable, with a keen eye for detail, economy and clarity of expression.

She quickly entered into the spirit of the project, which was put together fast, and she responded well to pressure, with flexibility and consistent calmness. In addition to work on the website she was also responsible for preparing conference papers and packs and I was able to delegate this task completely, confident in her high standards of presentation and accuracy. I was extremely grateful for Jo’s logical approach and thorough understanding of the website structure and her ability to communicate these things to me.”

*Since this was written I have gone on to work with Teresa as website editor for the follow up events The Cornwall Workshop and The Penzance Convention.


Anne Willmot, Director, Business Action on Homelessness, Business in the Community

“Jo has worked on several projects for BITC and our member businesses and she is always professional, reliable and great to work with. She quickly understands what’s required and is full of useful ideas and suggestions. Her no-nonsense, organised approach is invaluable in getting projects started, keeping them on track and completing them successfully to schedule. Jo’s writing is clear, articulate and adaptable – she is equally at home writing for professional businesses or homeless people and support workers. Likewise we’ve had great feedback from workshops she has facilitated for us.”


Essential Writers review of Parabola Project, Vol. I, Issue I; Origins

“The other standout piece for me… had me gasping with dismay – a powerful emotional response to engender in a little under three pages. Paper To Stone by Jo Thomas was worth the £4 RRP alone.”


Rupert White, artcornwall.org

“Your two pieces for ‘This Weekend?’ are really good… they explain and describe the art and the context for the art really well – but there are some extra insights that you add too – and the balance from my perspective is just right… a delight to read in fact.”


Can You Put It In Writing? workshop participants

“As a visual practitioner, words don’t come easily. Jo gave us the skills and confidence to find a way to express ourselves and find a writing voice which reflects individuality and personality with humour, honesty and integrity… and all of this without the aid of a dictionary! This course was invaluable to my work and I will be able to apply all I’ve learnt in my everyday workplace.” Sarah Frangleton, Gallery Facilitator, Leach Pottery

“Thanks so much for all your help. I really enjoyed the workshop and found it a great help for getting out of the rut my writing had got into.” Anna Cattermole, Illustrator

“Thanks for running such a great workshop! I really enjoyed it and feel like I’ve got a lot from it. What a great bunch of people!” Emily Tarrant, Webfooted Designs

“The workshops were really helpful, I now have text I’m proud of.” Jen Nightingale, Illustrator