About me

Professional 

info
 

Living by the sea, writing and spending time with the family have been my priorities since returning to Dorset. After 10 years as a publisher I  went back to my first love – writing and editing features. I've spent almost 20 years creating specialist content for national media companies, including Time Inc and Immediate Media. I'm still doing this, but now I get to throw in a few of my own projects too – such as launching a series of TV travel books.

 

You can see from my portfolio, that I'm pretty much an all-rounder. I've worked in the men's, women's, craft and entertainment sectors, but more recently I've specialised in travel, coast, marine and countryside brands.

Skills

  • FEATURES WRITING

  • NEWS AND REVIEWS

  • SUB-EDITING

  • EDITING

  • PUBLISHING

Awards / certificates

Career

history
 

Freelance writer/ Features editor, TI Media
2017 - current
Writing, editing and commissioning content for TI Media's Marine portfolio, specifically Practical Boat Owner and Yachting Monthly. I also publish travel guides on popular film and TV locations.
 
Freelance travel and countryside writer,
2014 - current

Pitching ideas and producing features on everything from apes in India to megaliths in Brittany for national consumer and customer brands.

Publisher, Immediate Media 
Hair, Weddings and Craft portfolio ​2012 - 2014

Driving circulation and profit, dreaming up knitting gifts, swooning over wedding gowns and arguing the case for purple hair on the cover... 

 

 

Journalism tutor,
Up-to-Speed Media ​2010 - 2012

 

My students had just 10 weeks to learn the art of subbing and the business of magazines. I had a 100% pass rate. NCTJ-approved course.

 

 

Publisher / launch editor, Listed 
Regional entertainment magazines ​2007 - 2012

 

Editing two magazines and websites, as well as reviewing gigs, writing, selling ads and attending festivals across Dorset and Hampshire. 

 

 

News and Features Editor, Time Inc
Marine portfolio ​2005 - 2007

 

An enjoyable mix of yacht charters in the Med and lab-testing for diesel bug. Obviously I preferred the diesel bug.

 

Sub-editor, Time Inc
Marine portfolio ​2003 - 2005

 

Sub-editor and acting production editor on Practical Boat Owner following a stint as editorial assistant on Motorboats Monthly. 

  • ILM Cert. in Leadership

  • Immediate Media Mag of Year 2012

  • Bournemouth Entrepreneur of Year

  • PPA Professional Cert. in Journalism

  • PTC Shortlisted New Journalist 

  • IPC Highly Commended Writer

Did I really do THIS?

 

AND FINALLY...

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