Welcome to First Paragraph

Business Writing: we get your needs down on paper Elaine Brown of First Paragraph Travel Writing: Monks in Zhongdian, China

Whatever type of writing you need, we make your first paragraph engaging and waffle-free. And we don't stop there. The rest of your content is just as important. For clear and effective writing, we can help.

First Paragraph was set up by Elaine Brown. Elaine is a freelance writer who specialises both in writing for businesses and for newspapers and magazines. The First Paragraph team also includes associate writers who have deep knowledge in specialist business areas.

Have a look at what we can do for you. For more information, please use our enquiry form.

Business Writing

Whether you've got a brochure to print or a website waiting for content, finding the right words takes time and effort. If you're staring at a blank page waiting for your ideas to write themselves, it probably won't happen. That's where we can help. We're experts at turning your ideas, drafts and notes into the right message. While we take care of your communication, working with us leaves you free to run your business.

Our style is objective, unbiased and well-researched. It focuses on the message you want to deliver.

We have worked with companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Atlas Retail Consultants and the Himalayan Adventure Company. Often we translate complex ideas and theories into clear, understandable text.

Have a look at how First Paragraph can help you.


Elaine is a prize winning travel writer. She has written articles for publications and websites such as the Observer, Guardian Unlimited and the Sheffield Telegraph. Her specialist areas are travel, profiles and personal interest features. She doesn't, and never will, tackle football or cricket.

For examples of some of her articles, please click here.