Hire Us for Copywriting

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Red Platypus is our copywriting business: we create engaging, full-of-life copy for small companies who want to grow their business and have fun doing it.

Want to know more? Then visit our website.

In the meantime, here’s a rundown of exactly what we do and how we could help you.


What kind of copywriting do we do?

  • Website text
  • Article writing for websites
  • Ghost-writing blog posts
  • Status updates for social media
  • “About us” pages
  • Marketing materials (brochures, flyers, etc.)
  • Media releases
  • Business video scripts




And more! If you want some copy written, just ask – chances are we’ve done something similar before.

Why did we call our copywriting business Red Platypus?

No, red isn’t Carmen’s favourite colour (although it is Dave’s, probably due to the shade of his hair) but we like the colour because it stands out. And that’s exactly what we think your copy should do – stand out.

We’re also Australian, and that’s why we combined the word ‘Red’ with ‘Platypus’. Although platypuses aren’t even found in Western Australia, where we’re from. But Black Swans (which are native to WA) just didn’t have the same ring to it.

Why is stand out and entertaining copy so important for companies?

If your website’s copy says what every other corporate or small business website says, then it’s just ho-hum. Nobody wants to read jargon, or watch it – just look at how bad it is in this ’80s video!

If you can inject your personality into your website copy, all of a sudden you’re standing out from the other minions millions and creating an engaging and entertaining read.

If people connect with your personality, they’re much more likely to buy from you – because they realise you’re a REAL person, not just another company full of mundane speak.

Ok… but how do you still tell my company’s story?

Simple – you can tell people how you can provide them with value without having to fill three pages. If you struggle to sum up what you do, or how you help others, do not worry… we can help you create short and snappy copy that’ll make whoever visits your website want to learn more about you. Your potential clients will feel like they’re already getting to know you personally and wanting to shake your hand.

Great! I think I want to work with you two!

Please contact us here and let us know more about your project, along with a rough budget for it.

And then…?

We will be in touch to find out the nitty-gritty details about your project, before creating a proposal for you and giving you a quote.

Er, ok, but I’m still not sure… do you two really know what you’re doing?

Both of us are trained journalists and between us we’ve worked at the BBC, Al Jazeera, Sky News, ABC, numerous B2B magazines and a host of online magazines. During our combined 17 years of experience, we’ve learnt a thing or two about writing. Oh, and Carmen used to work at a creative content agency where she wrote copy all day, and Dave formerly wrote TV news scripts,telling stories in punchy ways that grabbed attention.

But common guys, show me you two are really serious.

Sure thing! Here’s what companies are saying about us:

platypusblue“We used Red Platypus for our app’s media release. Within 24 hours they had created three different publications for differing audiences, and  also provided us with invaluable advice and  strategies for getting them in front of the right  people. Needless to say, our story was picked up  by major television and newspapers across our  city, and gave us exactly the coverage we were  looking for. A perfectly executed media release!” – Tyson Stolarski, Co-founder, Cheersy

platypusblue“Carmen and Dave are both talented and professional. In working with myself and clients, their experience and insight comes through in capturing and creating targeted messaging.  In addition they are pleasant and enjoyable to work with. I highly recommend them!” – C. Mackey, Founder Winning Strategies LLC

platypusblue“I thought Carmen and Dave did an excellent job with the (Dell Boats Tour) piece and I thank them for their professionalism. I deal with a variety of trade requests and theirs definitely stands out as one of the best I’ve accommodated, and I want everyone to know that we notice the difference and again we appreciate their professionalism and the background they bring to their endeavours.” – Andrea Novotny, Marketing Manager, Dells Boat Tours