Sarah Ingram – Writer
A voracious reader as a child, and forever penning poems or conjuring up imaginative stories, Sarah Ingram has had a lifelong love affair with the written and spoken word.
Growing up, Sarah yearned to be an actor and, after studying drama at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, spent 13 years treading the boards. One highlight from that time includes an appearance in iconic TV crime drama The Professionals!
After hanging up her make-up box, Sarah clocked up 18 years’ service for John Lewis, starting out as a selling assistant, and recently bid farewell after eight years as marketing co-ordinator at the Cambridge store so she could focus on her writing. Throughout her diverse career, Sarah never lost her passion for literature and writing, gaining an array of formal qualifications, most recently a Masters of Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge.
Since leaving John Lewis, Sarah has built up a fascinating portfolio of commissions including copywriting for our very own Indie, and monthly glossy, Velvet Magazine, writing advertising copy for individual business clients, and ghost writing a memoir. Her biggest private project is creating a moving memoir of her father, who died when she was three, but wrote a stack of entertaining letters to her mother while he was a missionary in Africa.
Incredibly adept at what she does, Sarah has a reassuringly old-fashioned approach, offering clear, accurate writing, attention to detail, and the ability to transform reams of information into small and perfectly formed prose. She’s also a master storyteller, able to extract the key information that will captivate the reader. And perhaps most importantly, her enthusiasm is unerring: “I never lose this sense of wonderment that I’m doing something I’ve always loved,” she says.