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Toby Venables


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Cambridge Area




07714 550 506



  • Advertising
  • Articles/Features/Reviews
  • Comedy Writing
  • Copy-editing
  • Copywriting
  • Corporate Literature
  • Corporate Scripts
  • Document Production
  • Editorial/Publications Consultancy
  • Ghostwriting
  • Journalism
  • Newsletters
  • Online Editing
  • Online Writing
  • Press Releases
  • Promotional Literature
  • Proofreading
  • Public Relations
  • Rewrites
  • Scripts
  • Speech Writing
  • Synopses
  • Travel Writing
  • Web / Online Content
  • Writing



  • Toby Venables is a freelance scriptwriter and editorial consultant, who regularly works in the areas of commercial copywriting, ad creation and PR, teaches film journalism to degree level in Cambridge and is a BFI Associate Tutor. His words have appeared on magazine pages, TV, radio, the web, T-shirts, posters, and the back end of a bus.
  • He continues to develop scripts for TV and film, and is represented by MBA Literary Agents, London, UK.

  • Toby Venables has been involved in publishing since 1997, having been Editor and Creative Director of adhoc publishing ltd - overseeing weekly publications in Cambridge, Oxford and Bristol - and Editor, Creative Director and co-founder of RealCity magazine.
  • For both companies he assembled and managed editorial teams and wrote several hundred features, as well as ads for radio and print. He also conducted regular interviews with subjects as diverse as Eddie Izzard and Kevin Spacey.
  • Since becoming freelance, clients have included 3 Mobile,, Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge Film Festival, and BAFTA nominated composers Bob and Barn, who described his input as 'the best PR we have ever had'.
  • Regular PR clients include Camstead Homes, Pepper Kitchens and Side UK, a West End based audio production company.
  • Since 2004 he has been principal copywriter for several design houses, creating ads, brochures and brand concepts for clients such as VisitCambridge, Generics, City and Country, Savills, Omega Windows, Live The City and Newmarket Races.
  • In 1999 he was a recipient of a radio advertising award, and in 2001 won the Keats-Shelley Memorial Prize for prose.
  • In 2006 he was made a BFI Associate Tutor and has been invited to write for the BBC.


  • Negotiable.

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