Hello. You made it.
I’m Fraser, a writer of sorts and an exiled Somerset boy now living in an old cottage in the Surrey hills.
Like everyone else, I use the world to access mischief which I then try to capture in words. This one time I was hit by a taxi after a monk gave me a blessing on the roadside in Kathmandu — you get the gist.
Over the years my scribbles have been published by the Guardian, Bradt Travel Guides, When Saturday Comes, and many (some) more. I also went through a phase of writing about crazy golf courses for an international travel website. It’s been a strange decade.
My first book — Me & You Again — was released in 2016. It’s about the adventures I had getting to know my dad’s life in my mid-20s, which feels like a long time ago now. What started as a curious look at some old documents ended up taking me from my hometown to Russia, and the USA. You can download the whole sorry thing on Amazon.
In a professional and less pun-intensive capacity, I’ve written copy for major businesses like Glenfiddich, Money Saving Expert, and Uswitch.
It’s all a bit like a hobby gone wrong.
In 2020 I launched Better Wedding Speech, a service to help make your wedding speech better. I am, I’m afraid, quite a simple man.
I’ve been lucky enough to write and deliver a few wedding speeches over the years, so I’ve got a nose for what works (and what doesn’t). If your wedding speech could do with a once over, or if you just want to create something that bit more unique, I can help. Take a look at the site, here.
Work with me
I’m always up for talking about new writing projects, whether it’s editing business copy to grow your SEO presence, or adding some oomph to a speech you’re working on. If you’re stuck on something, let’s chat.
You can reach me via the form below, or on Twitter @fraserbalaam.
It’d be good to hear from you.