Cool Dog Communications provides copywriting, content creation, journalism, social media, photography and PR services. We specialise in working for clients in the countryside, fieldsports and nautical sectors but also regularly work for companies operating in other markets.


The company was set up in 2009 by Helena Venables, a respected journalist, copywriter and editor with over 20 years of experience, much of it gained while working for The Economist Newspaper in London.


Cool Dog Communications' quality written content will raise the profile of your business, brand, products or services. We can also help you promote your company via a range of channels, including magazines, websites and social media platforms.


We are experts in providing engaging written material such as press releases, website text, articles, newsletters and social media content, all of which can be accompanied by striking photography.



As a freelance copywriter, editor and journalist with more than 20 years of experience I deliver clear, factually accurate, intelligent writing on time, every time.


I learned and refined my editorial, writing and research skills at The Economist Newspaper in London, where I worked for 15 years in a variety of editorial roles and latterly as Deputy Literary Editor. This position involved writing over 200 book reviews for the paper, copy editing, headline and caption writing, proofreading, and honing a precise eye for grammar, spelling, writing style and tone of voice. I still write regular book reviews for The Economist.


Renowned in my specialist sectors for being reliable, conscientious and a safe pair of hands, I have a warm interviewing style, a fanatical approach to detail and the ability to write copy that really counts.


My knowledge of the fieldsports, countryside and nautical sectors means I can bring accuracy and factual integrity to my writing, thereby ensuring you aren’t paying for contrived fluff and nonsense.


I pride myself on discretion and confidentiality: the work I do is about your business and your goals. I stay in the background and get the job done.



The original Cool Dog, after which the company is named, was Hamish, my Border Terrier, a dog with a true countryside heritage. Unlike many terriers he was biddable, obedient and quiet. Now sadly departed, he spent many days with me at The Economist, came sailing at weekends and loved his rural expeditions in West Sussex and later Wales.


Some of the companies we've worked with:

Apsley Sporting


Blaser Academy

Blaser Sporting

BMC Software


Chiddingfold, Cowdray &

Leconfield Hunt

Johnston Works

Minox GmbH

Sedley Place

Steve White Ocean Sailing

Superyacht Cup

The Economist Newspaper

The Economist Intelligence Unit

WMS Firearms Training


Media in which our work

has featured:

Clay Shooting

The Economist Newspaper



Gun Trade News

Jager Magazin

Modern Gamekeeping

Passion Magazine

Rifle Shooter

Shooting Gazette

Shooting Times

Sporting Rifle

Sporting Shooter

St Hubertus

Tackle & Guns


For more information please contact:  Helena Venables 01974 831363 or 07974 780717