I'm a journalist, editor and media consultant based in London and Berkshire.
I am part-time editor of the Exclusive magazines portfolio - a glossy monthly lifestyle magazine distributed across London and the South East - and I also write regularly for national newspapers, magazines and websites. 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 for several years.
Drawing on over ten years' experience as a journalist and editor, I also work 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, and have produced attention-grabbing commercial copy for a range of organisations.
I have appeared as a regular talking head on several 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.