Analyzing your style is super nerdy, but I like it.
I like it like it.
Justin and copy, sittin’ in a tree
I’m Justin Blackman and I do silly things.
And I don’t just mean going overboard with witty words and mushing ideas together to create mischievous messages…
(I do that too, but I’m talking about something deeper here.)
I’m talking about diving into your style so far that I need a scuba tank.
I’m talking about approaching copy like Daniel Day Lewis approaches method acting.
I’m talking about plunging into the nuances of your voice, your style, and your message—and compressing them with decades of unconventional stories and conversion techniques— so your words turn into something new. Something special. Something unique.
And I find ways to enhance your copy by adding elements you’d never imagine could fit…
I learned this skill by writing for 307+ people.
Analyzing so many voices and brands taught me to listen to words with a stethoscope and read copy with a magnifying glass. Now I can identify your patterns and habits—some you don’t even know you have—and combine them with secret proven conversion techniques and magical formulas to make your words sound ‘zactly how you want ’em too.
Especially when you’re struggling to do it yourself.
(Yes, this process works for big brands too. )
As I study the bejinkies outta your copy, I take notes. Lots and lots of notes.
I’ll analyze your brand, your voice, your customers, and your style, and track it all so your copy sounds flawsome. (Perfect but not too perfect, y’know? We still want people to know there’s no robot behind your words.)
And I’ll hand you a voice guide so helpful you’ll wonder how you got this far without one.
Because without a voice guide, you’re working harder than you have to. And there are inconsistencies with your on-boarding, your training, and probably even your style.
It means your brand voice took a back seat. And that’s OK at first, but as you get bigger, so does the problem of not having one.
The good news is, my research process takes almost no effort on your part—and you get to keep your guide forever & ever, amen.
“We are all over the moon excited about it and I love everything about what he did for us. This makes on-boarding new writers a snap, and it was so interesting to learn how my voice comes across. All these little nuances make such a big difference and this guide is absolutely golden!
THANK YOU for an incredible tool for our biz.“
If you’re an industry expert with a small team, or a small-to-mid-sized business with a content team…
Because, yeah. I can capture your voice.
And I can train other writers to do it too.
Hit Me Up Here to talk about your project.
I’ll take the hard work out of identifying your voice, so you don’t have to.
About the name “Pretty Fly”
Shel Silverstein has always been my favorite author. Mad props to Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak & Roald Dahl, but Shel was my guy.
I’ve got 4 of his drawings tattooed on me, plus a few others.
In A Light In The Attic, there’s a poem called A Hippo’s Hope. It’s about a hippo who sews a pair of wings, climbs a mountain and stands at the edge. From there, you choose-your-own-adventure.
You can fly, fall, or walk away.
This always resonated with me. Fly, fall or walk away sums up the possibilities for nearly everything you face. And I named my first business “Time To Fly.”
It fell, but that’s OK.
This time around I’m helping people make good lookin’ sentences—and Pretty Fly sounded better than Sexy Hippo. So here we are.
If you’re wondering about the other tattoos, ask away. They’ve all got fun stories.
Shall we fly?
“I may or may not have shed a tear when I read our new About page.
The brand voice and copy Justin created for us reads wonderfully and it’s nothing I expected but everything I wanted. Seriously, it’s fantastic.”