About me

Hello, thanks for visiting.

Portugal_096DSC_0065I am an award-winning writer, an experienced editor, a mine of ideas and a whizz with a red pen.

I worked in-house at Wanderlust travel magazine – as Sub/Production Editor, then Deputy Editor – from 2002 to 2015. Now I work freelance.

As well as Wanderlust, I have contributed to a range of publications, including The Independent, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Lonely Planet, Metro, Stuff, Runner’s World and BBC Countryfile.

Having had experience on both sides of the fence, I can deliver great, well written and well researched copy – and also know the importance of deadlines, sticking to briefs, spell-check and word counts.

In addition, I have written blogs and SEO-friendly web content, launched a new title, edited an inflight magazine, project managed brochures and commercial supplements, given radio interviews, featured on live phone-ins and penned regular columns.

I have also written a few books: The Best Place To Be Today (Lonely Planet, 2014), Where To Go When (Lonely Planet, 2016), A History of the World in 500 Walks (Aurum, 2016), A History of the World in 500 Railways (Aurum, 2017).

I’m willing to try most things. Previous exploits have included: climbing Kilimanjaro (and making it to the top); snorkelling with killer whales; milking sheep; learning to salsa; running along the seabed; completing (several) marathons; painting elephants (without getting squashed); learning a bit of bushcraft; cross-country skiing; and eating brain.

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