Jon Howe

Freelance Writing Services

Abandoned Building.
Abandoned Building. © Andrew Howe.


I am an independent, completely unattached writer, available for all projects individual or communal, big or small, round or fat, poetic, sardonic, obsessive or just plain love stories about smoked cheese.

My writing style is adaptable and suitable for both digital and print media. I am interested in contributing SEO content, web content, printed features and articles, blogs, social media, press releases, promotional material and book projects.

Current status

I work on various short and medium term freelance projects with a number of different partners.

Currently I provide freelance content for two digital marketing agencies based in Leeds and Harrogate, these consist of blog articles, news features, SEO content and website landing pages for various clients in the engineering, travel, hospitality, environmental testing, entertainment and legal sectors.

In 2017 I began contributing to the Leeds Live website as soon as it was launched in November. This is the first regional presence in Leeds for the Trinity Mirror Group. I provide weekly review, reflection and editorial content on Leeds United.

Click here to visit the dedicated Leeds United section of the "Leeds Live" website to find my articles.

2017 also saw me begin to contribute three monthly articles to TiTo Media, who post free monthly magazines through the letterboxes of residents in certain postcodes in Leeds, having started in South Yorkshire. This is a growing media group who hope to expand their presence across Leeds in 2018.

Click here to visit the TiTo Media webiste where digital versions of the magazines can be accessed to view my articles

I also contribute to the Leeds Confidential website. The Confidential group have websites for Manchester, Liverpool and now Leeds. The Leeds site describes itself as "Impartial reporting on food, drink, lifestyle, events and everything happening around our city". So far I have contributed bar reviews, list articles, comment editorials and gig previews.

Click here to visit the "Leeds Confidential" website, you can search for Jon Howe and see a selection of my articles.

Working with Ossett Brewery, since 2015 I have had responsibility for the social media content of the Old Peacock pub on Elland Road. This includes the regular Twitter, Facebook and Instagram output, but also a monthly blog post for the Old Peacock. In 2017 I also began supplying monthly blog posts for Ossett Brewery itself on their company website.

Click here to visit the "Old Peacock" monthly blog page

Since 1994 I have been a contributing writer to the award-winning Leeds United independent supporters' magazine The Square Ball, which continues today.

My Latest Book

The Only Place For Us: An A-Z History of Elland Road cover.I worked on compiling a definitive history of Elland Road Football Ground for over three years and 'The Only Place For Us: An A-Z History of Elland Road' was published in February 2015. Such a book has never been attempted before and includes the development of the stadium, the changing environment in the surrounding area and the history and anecdotes surrounding the many features that make up the matchday experience. The book includes many memories and comment from various well-known Leeds United writers and personalities such as Howard Wilkinson and Bill Fotherby and has a foreword by David Batty. This has been a long term project involving huge amounts of research, interviews and studying of photos, as well as simply compiling the information and presenting it. In support of the book I have appeared on BBC Radio Leeds, LUTV and in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

By following this link you can read customer reviews of the book on its Amazon page, as they are posted, and also order a copy of the book:

Click here to visit the Amazon page for the book 'The Only Place For Us: An A-Z History of Elland Road'

The City Talking feature.A feature on myself and the book was published in issue 22 of "The City Talking" newspaper, and you can read the online version by following this link:

Click here to read The City Talking feature on me and the book 'The Only Place For Us: An A-Z History of Elland Road'

You can also read other features on the book and see photos from various events about the book on its Facebook page by following this link:

Click here to visit the Facebook page for the book 'The Only Place For Us: An A-Z History of Elland Road'

Welcome to my site. You won't get lost, so feel free to look around and follow the various links to my work and that of people and organisations I am associated with.

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