I’m a trained, NCTJ-qualified freelance journalist with a broad base of skills covering: news and feature writing for magazines; sub-editing/copy editing for magazine publishers; and copywriting/editing for corporate and small business clients. My time is currently split between interviewing senior executives for a glossy business magazine, sub-editing reporters’ copy for a variety of magazine publishers on a casual shift basis, and compiling a yearbook about the housewares industry for a trade journal publisher.
What kind of subject matter can I handle, I hear you ask? Well, in the past few months alone I have edited features about winter sports technology, electric cars, magnet therapy, fashion retailing, kitchen knife technology, the latest beauty products and Colin Farrell’s love life. Not all for the same magazine, obviously.
And I’ve carried out interviews with board-level execs in the IT, retail, legal, insurance, banking, advertising, satellite technology, construction, telecoms and healthcare sectors, asking them for their views on matters as diverse as recruitment, IT, business development, the legal function and what makes an effective company director.
I also have a creative side: I write songs (some in collaboration with co-writers) and would welcome offers of other collaborations, particularly from pro and semi-pro performers and from production/promotion experts.
Please see the Songs & Jingles page for more on this.
I also blog (often about examples of bad English that annoy me) as a creative outlet for my frustrated inner novelist.
I’m also happy to write about a diverse range of personal interests: dog rescue, cat behaviour, genealogy, guitar-playing, squash, hiking/map-reading/navigation, real ale, the peace movement, being ever-so-slightly middle-aged and overweight, and attempting to become a film extra.
Please see the Services page for more.