About Rachel

Rachel Extance

I am a communications specialist with 15 years experience in print, digital and social media. I enjoy helping people to tell their story.

I work with you to truly get to know your organisation and who you are trying to reach. I create engaging campaigns which will appeal to your target audience.

My clients benefit from my experience as a professional journalist, my research skills, my training as a social media manager and my ongoing learning about new developments in my field. I enjoy learning about new topics and am adept at explaining complex issues to the general public.

My media career

I am an award-winning journalist who has worked in newspapers across the UK. I’ve worked on lots of great stories, often getting the front page. I’ve covered a range of topics from social issues and regeneration of towns and cities to national and European elections. One of my proudest achievements was a campaign which won free bus travel for thousands of people. I have a wide range of interviewing experience including cabinet ministers, business leaders and celebrities.
I have had many roles in newspapers including being on the news desk, deciding which stories will be going in the next day’s paper, editing copy and working with journalists, photographers and sub-editors.

It was clear early on in my career that digital was going to play a key role in the future of news. After working on news desk, I moved across to editing newspaper websites, deciding which stories would go where, breaking news online, and teaching reporters how to write for the web and use social media.

I now use my experience, nose for a good story and focus on how issues relate to people to help businesses with their communications.

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Rachel Extance receives her Newspaper Society Scoop of the Year Award


Rachel Extance works with a trusted network of professional journalists and social media managers.

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Does everyone know who you are, what you do and why? I help businesses tell their story and show their audience why they should be part of it and become fans and advocates.

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Editing and proofreading

Is your story clear? Have you written with your audience in mind? Get a second pair of eyes on your copy with my editing and proofreading service. I will help you tell your story.

Communications strategy

How are you going to tell your story? I help you map it out and plan which platforms are best suited for telling it. I work with you to identify your audience and appeals to them.

"We asked Rachel Extance to help us review our website content. Rachel understood what we needed, created new, high-quality copy as necessary and turned the pages around swiftly. She ensured the copy fitted with our tone of voice, style guide and our brand identity."
Diane Gregory
Anglian Water
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A selection of journalism, opinion pieces and advertorials.

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Read what some of my past clients have said about working with me.

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Contact me

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