About me

Professional 

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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 Future Publishing, Time Inc and Immediate Media. 

 

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
 

Features editor, TI Media/ Future Publishing
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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