I’m Sue Vincent-Jones an experienced journalist, energetic editor, powerful speech writer, and respected communications specialist – with a passion to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything I do.

Blogging as Mrs SVJ, I write about all things Barry, and beyond, through the eyes of a, queer and quirky, local girl done good.

My diverse, and deep-reaching platform includes comment and opinion, critiques and reviews, news and social action stories, advertorial and features.

Named as one of Wales Arts Review 100 Women Writers of Wales, I have also written for a number of print and digital publications – both as a full-time journalist, and more recently as a freelance columnist.

Read my latest weekly Voice of the Community opinion column in the Glamorgan Star – the Vale’s newest publication covering Barry and beyond here.

As an award-winning queer activist, dedicated community supporter and passionate arts lover, I write with the authenticity that makes me a credible voice for the communities I serve.

I am also use my voice as a regular Guest Speaker for the Springboard Womens’ Development Programme, as a Mentor on the Equal Power, Equal Voice Mentoring Programme and on Stonewall Cymru Womens’ Panel Sessions.

I am also a Stonewall School Role Model, a founding member of, both, LGBTQymru, and, Stand Up to Racism, plus Media Lead for Cadstock Music Festival, and the Annual Neil Lewis Charity Fundraiser.

I have also previously provided free communications advice and work for many local campaigns and community causes.

These included Gobaith’s Suicide Support Centre Fight, Save Sam’s Ward, and the #TheGlovesAreOn Young People’s Charity.

An experienced communicator, and diversity and inclusion specialist, I have worked extensively with local, regional, and national organisations, including Diversitas, as a consultant.

As an energetic and engaging public speaker, I also often take part in panel discussions centred around these issues. I recently held a global Q&A Session with Ecuador University students on the importance of active allyship to the #BlackLivesMatter cause.

All my activism is included on my Blog, where I specialise in writing clear, compelling copy that completely captures the audience’s attention.

I then use my extensive communications skills to publicise this content through a wide range of channels.

And I also love sharing my skills to help individuals, charities, community groups, and businesses, to promote their cause, campaign, product or project.

I enjoy working with them to write their own compelling story, and then see this shared straight to the right, relevant, readers.

Happy to help campaigners, charities and companies, with a wide range of media and marketing solutions too.

This includes editing, proofing, copy writing, copy editing, strategic communications planning, digital delivery work and social media stuff.

Featuring often as a guest writer on a number of local, and national publications, I’m more than happy to take commissions.

And to review anything that involves music, art, film, (or food – gf only of course!), for the many journos, editors, and owners out there looking for competent copy writers.

In this spirit of pay it forward, I’m also keen to showcase the work of my contemporaries on my site, and share their articles through my extensive networks on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Find out more about me, my blog, my business, and how to hit me up, here.

More than happy to meet for a virtual chat over the trusty Zoom or the old favourite Facetime.

Keen to catch up in person too.

It’ll only cost you a coffee.

Speak soon.


The Voice Of Our Community


Sue Vincent-Jones, writing as Mrs SVJ, is a Barry born journalist, editor, and communications specialist. She blogs about Barry – and her life in the wider world, through the eyes of a, quirky and queer, local girl done good.

One of Wales Arts Review 100 Women Writers of Wales, the influential columnist, and voice of the community will keep you “informed, entertained and inspired.”

Mrs SVJ, Barry’s Boldest Blogger, can be contacted here.