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, 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



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


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Top Tips for Volunteering Abroad Ethically

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Girl Uses Social Media to Fake Her Gap Year

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Exploring the Ghost Towns of Chernobyl

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How to Travel with Your Girlfriend and Not Break Up

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In Search of Istanbul: A Tale of Two Cities

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13 Butt-Clenching Places to Visit in Europe


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Campaign to Save London's 'Stretcher' Fences

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The Extraordinary Life of a North Korean Defector


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What it Means to Be a Londoner



Boosting Career Prospects by Travelling

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


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5 Ways to Win at Rush Hour in London

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Nazi-Bred Cows Become Too Aggressive to Handle


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How to Have a Perfect Day in London



Why to Take a Gap Year After College

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101 Amazing Things to See and Do in Australia

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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


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10 of the World's Coolest Neighbourhoods 



Top Tips for Travelling Light


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My City: Experiencing London as a Local

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A-Z of Backpacking Essentials



Need something written? Get in touch!

You tell me!

Thanks! I'll be in touch very soon - Will J