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 2019 I have started working with CEG a worldwide development organisation with strong ties to Leeds. I have been commissioned by CEG to document their work on the 'Southbank Leeds' project, a scheme to preserve, celebrate and regenerate the former industrial heartland of Leeds. This is an ongoing project which will be promoted via my own blog 'A Leeds Revolution'

Click here to visit the "CEG Southbank:Leeds" website, where you can learn more about this dramatic and long-anticipated regeneration project.

2018 saw me beging a partnership with a Leeds-based organisation called UOWN. This is a property crowdfunding business which seeks to open up property investment to many different sectors of people. I write articles about different aspects of the property market to help support their inclusive and accessible investment model, which allows people to make a minimal investment in a share of a property and earn money through a share of rental income and capital appreciation.

Click here to visit the UOWN website, to access my articles and learn more about the UOWN investment model.

I have been contributing to the Leeds Live website since it was launched in November 2017. This is the first regional presence in Leeds for the Trinity Mirror Group. I write a weekly column on Leeds United and also provide nostalgia content.

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 four 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. My content involves sport, local history and culture in Leeds and across Yorkshire.

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

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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