I am a long established freelance journalist & author writing for the national and international media plus various businesses, agencies and consultancies. I am a member of the Garden Media Guild and the International Travel Writers Alliance. Over the years I have covered most business and consumer sectors, including travel, tourism, leisure, heritage, history, education, training, transport, supply & logistics, business, events, food & drink, horticulture, innovation, sustainability, environment. I am an established author of books and guidebooks with titles such as The Dark History of Alice in Wonderland, The Quirky story of Gin, Green Roofs, Recycling in the Garden, Royal London, Art Lovers Amsterdam. In addition, I have created resource packs for organisations such as Kindness UK, and educational materials such as a study of Chaucer's Wife of Bath's tale. Other work has included interviewing and writing up business profiles & case studies, creating publicity material and undertaking research projects.
Editors with whom I have worked have commented positively on my research, editorial and communication skills. I am hardworking, efficient and reliable. One of my key skills is finding ideas and coming up with subjects/unusual storylines for topics. Due to my extensive experience and wide ranging background, I am able to see connections and find ideas from a wide range of sources. I enjoy research and interviewing people.
Having worked as a freelance journalist/writer for virtually my entire career, I am able to work on my own, organise my work and am accustomed to meeting deadlines. I know where to find information and compile it an interesting, informative and professional style to create written material of almost any kind from features to news stories, profiles to case studies. I can create material from scratch or rewrite material to create something new, particularly for SEO purposes. I am always interested in trying something new and challenging!