Natalie Smithson

Natalie Smithson

Freelance Writer & MARCOMS Support

Natalie Smithson offers writing services plus marketing, editorial and comms support for busy people like you. Need help with copywriting, editing, or content?

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5 Surprising Reasons Why Mums Choose Hotmilk Maternity Bras

"Your hair is glossy, your nails are thick, and your skin is more radiant than you've ever seen it before. Once you start showing, people will smile at you in the street and hold open the door. You're the bearer of new life and feel like a goddess: it's an exciting time and full of wonder.

So how is it that pregnancy clothing, lingerie and maternity sleepwear is so utterly dull?"

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Solution EU Confirms Acquisition of Brother Max | Nursery Today

"Using thirty years of experience in the manufacturing of nursery products, Solution EU is set to propel the Brother Max range into new areas with product designs already in the pipeline."

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How to fight a confidence crisis with the love of a working dog

"Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age, Demi uses a wheelchair to overcome movement and coordination difficulties caused by the condition. She finds the chair makes her appear more vulnerable, but discovered a way to utilise this to help others. With the help of working dog, Bumble, Demi no longer lets her wheelchair define her existence."

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Liver Fluke: How to protect from the small but mighty snails

"A change in season can bring with it a potentially deadly disease for sheep. We inspect the mud snails that host parasitic fluke to reveal when an attack is most likely and how to spot the signs."

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How to Embrace Your Mistakes and Achieve Digital Career Success

"If you’ve yet to discover the internet archive of websites, you’re in for a real treat -- it shows you what sites like Google, Facebook and YouTube looked like when they first launched. To highlight the most dramatic changes, The Telegraph curated screenshots for 20 of the most popular websites still around today."

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Building Relationships With Your Customers

"Relationships are key to running a successful practice. Gone are the days when the only interaction we get with customers is when they walk through the front door.

Urgent announcement? Email it.

Cute dog picture you know your followers will love? Share it on a Facebook page.

If you want to make the most of digital tools and apps or feel you’re falling behind, here’s a quick crash course in online marketing."

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5 Lies You’ll Hear Shopping for Plus Size Lingerie

"You won't find an abundance of plus size clothing stores in shopping centres. Do you know why? They tell us it's because there's no market for larger clothes or big girl lingerie.

They're wrong. You and I both know it."

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Here’s why they say stock photos are bad for your blog

"Take a second to consider, as a parent, how your average day looks. Is it like the image above? A mother who looks like she’s sitting on a drawing pin who has a perfectly clean, if not angelic, child? Or does it look more like the Mum and toddler duo below?"

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PTSD: the effects on servicemen and women and their families

"Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.

Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt. They may also have problems sleeping, such as insomnia, and find concentrating difficult.

These symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact on the person’s day-to-day life."

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How to Socialise a Puppy and Help Change a Life

"When was the last time you jumped in the car to go shopping or meet someone at a cafe? For those with a physical disability or for families who have a child with autism, spontaneous experiences like these are more difficult. But with an assistance dog, they become possible."

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Cost and value are not the same: Market Fragmentation and your practice

Customers want it all: your knowledge and experience as well as a low cost and a service that suits. In a bid to provide it the market has fragmented; your specialised skills might no longer suit the masses. How do you fend off this threat to your practice and prevent a fall in profits?"

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Infographic: 14 Surprising Insights into Makeup Routines

Want to know how your makeup routine compares to other women? Check out our infographic to unveil some surprising facts and hear what influential makeup artists have to say.

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Coping with the behavioural changes of dementia

Being verbally or physically attacked by a senior with dementia comes as a shock. Even more so when the person you love or care for has shown no past history of violence. Yet aggression is a known symptom of dementia. In fact, it's incredibly common. Find out why and how you can cope with it.

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TotalDairy Seminar 2016

"If you don’t have tickets yet for the 2016 TotalDairy Seminar, you’re in with the wrong herd.

A longstanding and popular event, TotalDairy Seminar routinely attracts renowned farming experts from all over the world. They share research findings and tips on best practice, but the event is packed full of practical workshops too:"

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The Power of Email Newsletters

"How many times have you successfully used a business, never to hear from them again? It doesn’t have to be this way. Email newsletters are a simple and cost-effective way to keep in touch with your customers for repeat business. If you’re not sure how or why to use email newsletters or you want yours to be more effective, read on."