journalist, editor and media consultant
With over 12 years' experience as a top-flight journalist and editor, I have a huge passion for communication and the power of the written word.
I am part-time editor of the edition magazines portfolio - a glossy monthly luxury lifestyle magazine distributed across London and the Home Counties - and I also write regularly for national newspapers, magazines and websites, as well as creating written content for major brands such as eBay and Mamas & Papas. Most recently I have worked as a commissioning editor on the Femail desk at the Daily Mail and as a brand development consultant for Bauer Media. I specialise in real life/human interest, lifestyle and entertainment features and have a keen interest in property and interiors, travel, food and the arts.
Cutting my teeth on local newspapers in my hometown of Birmingham, I went on to become a reporter at SWNS national press agency in Bristol. On moving to London I worked as a journalist in the newsroom at GMTV and was Showbiz Editor at Reveal magazine, part of Hearst UK, for several years.
I now combine my writing and editing projects with working as an editorial consultant helping to train businesses, charities and PR agencies in how to approach and engage the media. I also take on proofreading and copywriting projects, provide social media training and have produced attention-grabbing commercial copy for a range of organisations.
I have appeared as a regular talking head on regional and national TV and radio shows, including BBC Radio Scotland and Channel 4 News, and I was a member of the voting panel for the BRIT Awards for four years.
I trained at the renowned Cardiff University School of Journalism and am now based in the South East.