Bringing the world to your readers through storytelling – features, web copy, commercial content, reviews and more.
As a freelance journalist for well over a decade, it’s been my responsibility to take the reader on a journey, transporting them to places and moments. As an editor I hone existing copy with a steely eye for detail and a strong sense of what reads well, eliminating oft-used clichés and empty phrases to ensure your copy works hard – and delivers.
Travel is a particular specialty; before my career in media I qualified as an IATA agent, working for airlines and as a travel booker, granting me an insider’s understanding of the industry. Other topics dear to my heart include food and drink, mental health, and the great outdoors.
But words are my great love. Copy is what I do best and not only have I worked across a wide range of subjects, I am always keen to explore new territory.
A frequent traveller and remote-working nomad, I’ve lived in New Zealand, the UK and Canada, and am currently based in Australia. I’m open to relocate for the right role, though, as long as there’s access to green spaces and good coffee. Let me bring my enthusiasm and experience to your content, working as a trusted partner to inspire your audience.
SUITCASE, Sunday Times Travel, Mr & Mrs Smith, Expedia, Delicious, Lodestars Anthology, Waitrose, Jamie Oliver, Fabulous, Trek & Mountain, Woman, Australian Women’s Weekly, ELLE, Malaysia Airlines, Diriyah, Hotels4U, Westjet, Novakid, Roadtrippers, and more.
Former chief sub-editor for Jamie Oliver’s magazine. Freelance for SUITCASE, National Geographic Traveller, National Geographic Food, Courier, Food & Travel, and InStyle, and various independent clients across corporate and creative media.
Author of Things I Learned From Falling, a memoir about modern-day fear and loneliness told through the experience of surviving four days severely injured in the desert. Contributing writer in the Lodestars Anthology book of travel essays, Pathways. Currently working on my second memoir, about walking the length of New Zealand while exploring what we mean when we talk about home.
Developed and ran the Travel Writing Workshop for the 2020 West Cork Literary Festival. Speaker for BLME, Lloyds, OPX Studio, Stanfords Travel Bookshop, the Globetrotters Club, Tararua Tramping Club and the Rosebank Business Association. More on my speaking work here.
I’m always on the lookout for interesting assignments and fresh challenges, so if you’d like to chat about working together please get in touch.
For queries relating to Things I Learned From Falling, please contact my agent, Sarah Williams.