I’m Jo Ind. I am a writer for print and digital media based in Birmingham, UK.
I am passionate about words – the sound, rhythm, sight, texture and meaning of them. I write to navigate my path through life.
I discovered my need to write when I was in my early 20s and embarked upon my first book, Fat is a Spiritual Issue, which was about having an eating disorder as a teenager. The process of writing transformed me in a way that has interested me ever since. What is it about finding a language that changes us?
Since then I have worked as a writer in a wide variety of ways, but mainly in newspapers. I have worked as a journalist for the Birmingham Post for more than 20 years and have also written for The Independent, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Church Times and Third Way magazine.
I now specialise in writing for the web. I help create the voice of an organisation, devise a content plan and write copy. My clients include Maverick Television, Digital Life Sciences and Kimbley It. I am particularly interested in figuring out how to use digital technology to transform a patient’s experience of healthcare.
It is a pleasure to share my love of writing. I am available to help businesses in their communication by copywriting for websites, blogs, brochures, reports, newsletters, flyers. I have considerable experience teaching children and adults how to write for the media. I also lead workshops and do talks around the themes of my books – sexuality, spirituality, eating disorders, theology, communication and the on-going philosophical question of how words work.
If you feel I could help you or your organisation through my writing, do get in touch.
“Deliciously frank, provocative and stimulating – Jo Ind made me laugh aloud, made me cry, made me think. She will hopefully make me different.” (Beki Sellick, London reviewing my second book Memories of Bliss in Political Theology)