Freelance writer & editor for hire

Experience, services & reasons to get in touch

I’m a qualified journalist who’s been writing professionally for almost a decade, regularly contributing to a variety of publications, mostly in the travel industry.

 

Much of my writing at present is for the publisher Lonely Planet: I produce monthly batches of copy about London, including feature articles, news stories and impartial reviews. Sometimes my work will cause quite a stir, like the time I said Tooting was a cool neighbourhood, and every media outlet in the land weighed in.
 

Currently my main vocation is as the managing editor of gapyear.com, a content-driven site which receives half a million monthly visits and helps 18-35-year-olds plan adventures around the world. My role there is mostly strategic now, but over the years I’ve written reams of general copy and many articles for the site, and commissioned and edited even more.

Other publications I’ve written for include Time Out London, Rough Guides and The Independent, and I frequently work with national press and other media, including radio stations, as a spokesperson for the youth travel industry.

Articles, blogs & general copy

Features & news stories

Reviews & product descriptions

Proofreading & rewording

Editing for brand tone

You name it, I'll write it. Or edit it.

Why use me for writing & editing?

5 reasons to click 'Send' above

#1

I'M TOTALLY RELIABLE

I'll deliver precisely what you want exactly when you want it. If for some reason I can't (you never know when an asteroid's going to hit) I'll communicate in advance with full transparency.

Portfolio of published work

Here's a small selection of my recent (ish, in some cases) writing. I'll cover anything from tongue-in-cheek blog posts to guides to feature articles to bespoke long form content.

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A Beginner's Guide to the Lake District

Article

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Top Tips for Volunteering Abroad Ethically

Article

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Girl Uses Social Media to Fake Her Gap Year

News 

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Exploring the Ghost Towns of Chernobyl

Story

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How to Travel with Your Girlfriend and Not Break Up

Article

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In Search of Istanbul: A Tale of Two Cities

Feautre

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13 Butt-Clenching Places to Visit in Europe

Article

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Campaign to Save London's 'Stretcher' Fences

News

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The Extraordinary Life of a North Korean Defector

Feature

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What it Means to Be a Londoner

Opinion

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Boosting Career Prospects by Travelling

Collaboration

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3, 2, 1... Bungee! Taking the Ultimate Leap of Faith

Feature

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5 Ways to Win at Rush Hour in London

Blog

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Nazi-Bred Cows Become Too Aggressive to Handle

News

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How to Have a Perfect Day in London

Guide

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Why to Take a Gap Year After College

Article

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101 Amazing Things to See and Do in Australia

Long form

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A (Not So) Brief Visual History of Travel

Long form

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Dos and Don'ts When Visiting London

Listicle

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10 of the World's Coolest Neighbourhoods 

Collaboration

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Top Tips for Travelling Light

Collaboration

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My City: Experiencing London as a Local

Article

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A-Z of Backpacking Essentials

Listicle

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