I am a freelance writer, journalist and editor with more than 14 years’ experience working for national magazines, newspapers, websites and apps.
After studying a post-graduate journalism course at City University in London, I began my career as a writer at Take a Break magazine. At that time, Take a Break was phenomenally popular, with weekly sales of over 1.2 million. It was here that my passion for writing flourished and I discovered the power of storytelling.
I was headhunted to work on the launch of Pick Me Up magazine in 2005. Debuting with a readership of half a million, it was the most successful magazine launch of the decade, and won the BSME launch of the year.
I helped to implement the merging of the Pick Me Up and Chat teams in 2011, and was the Features Director for both titles before I left to have my first child in 2012.
Since then I’ve been working as a freelance writer, journalist and editor across a wide range of magazines and newspapers including: Chat, The Sun’s Fabulous magazine, Look, The Sunday People’s Love Sunday, The Mirror, Pick Me Up, Prima Baby and Pregnancy, Real People, Reclaim, The Telegraph’s Stella magazine, Stylist Arabia, Take a Break, That’s Life, Top Sante, Woman, The Observer.
Much of what I write about comes under the umbrella of real life, or human interest. This includes health, crime, pets, babies and pretty much anything that interests people! I also use my experience as a mother-of-two to write specifically about parenting, in addition to lifestyle features, compiling reports about a range of subjects, and writing copy for advertorials and websites about anything from Bingo to ovens!
I’ve also edited a craft book and write tweets for businesses.
My experience working for consumer magazines has taught me how to write engaging copy that people actually want to read. Sometimes it’s to tell a story, sometimes to raise awareness of a charity or good cause, on other occasions, it’s to sell something. Whatever the purpose of the words, to me writing is more than just a job, it’s a passion.