Isabel Best

Copywriter, Writer, Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Ghostwriter

I'm a British copywriter, journalist and author based in Paris with a background in public relations. I am trilingual in English, French and German.

I have more than 10 years' experience as a freelance writer and author and 15 years' experience in consumer public relations, having worked with a leading London agency specialising in design, and prior to that, in the world of book publishing. Publications I have written for include the Financial Times, The Guardian, Elle, Monocle, 1843 Magazine, the Daily Telegraph, Rouleur, Procycling and Grafik Magazine. I cover a broad range of cultural subjects, including fashion, food, photography, design, travel, politics, the environment and professional cycling.

I am the author of two books on trailblazing, iconoclastic figures from the history of bike racing. '"Raincoats are for Tourists": The Racing Secrets of Raphaël Geminiani', published by Rapha Editions in 2020, celebrates a towering figure from the sport's history, whose highly entertaining anecdotes and razor-sharp opinions offer a masterclass in how to race like one of the greats. 'Queens of Pain: Legends and Rebels of Racing', published by Rapha Editions in 2018, celebrates the remarkable and largely unknown history of women’s racing, told through the lives of its most astounding and inspiring champions.

I am a versatile writer who enjoys every challenge, from crafting the perfect tagline to distilling complex information from multiple sources. I can come up with creative concepts and develop strategies while maintaining a hawkish eye on the details. I am a self-starter who also appreciates creative collaboration. I have previous experience in managing small, proactive and fast-paced teams working in an international environment.
Content Types
Article, Infographic, Landing Page, Interview, Website Copy, Press Release, Blog Post, Social Media, Script, Corporate Video, Commercial, Narrative Video
More Information
Warwick University, BA Hons History of Art
Paris, France|German, English, French

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