I have over ten years experience in journalism - six in the luxury lifestyle sector, and a further four in the business-to-business sector. 

In that time, I have overseen the launches of three new titles, managed at least five restructures and redesigns, and worked across sectors as diverse as education, business, fashion, health, food and shopping. 

I have written about spring fashion in Scandinavia, the history of tea in Britain, financiers leaving the city to start their own businesses, great women in history, travelling around Bordeaux and country-style interiors by Kate Moss, and interviewed the likes of adventurer Kenton Cool, actor Samuel L Jackson, chef Tom Aikens, comedian Bill Bailey, tailor Timothy Everest and CEO George Iacobescu.

You can see further examples of my work here and scroll down for more details of my career history.

January 2013 – April 2015

 

Managing editor of two luxury lifestyle titles – The City Magazine and Canary Wharf – featuring finance, business, fast cars, good food, as well as luxury travel, fine wine, extreme sports, cutting-edge technology, gorgeous homes, high fashion and lavish real estate.

  • Responsible for a large team, including a contributing network of around 20 writers & freelancers.
  • Planned, wrote and commissioned content for two monthly titles, totalling nearly 400 pages each month
  • Sourced and generated images, managed the design process and final editing stages
  • Headed-up two massive overhauls and redesigns of both titles, including pushing The City Magazine to the forefront in luxury publishing for the financial sector
  • Generated and identified key sales opportunities, and worked with clients such as British Airways, Bobbi Brown, Banana Republic, Broadgate Estates, Canary Wharf Group, Knight Frank and JP Morgan. 
 

November 2010 – January 2013 

Editor for Vantage, luxury lifestyle magazine for the North West of London covering Regents Park, Marylebone, Maida Vale, St John’s Wood, Finchley, Hampstead and Primrose Hill, covering fashion, beauty, culture, local interest, food, travel and art

  • Responsible for planning all content, commissioning contributors, driving editorial strategy, writing features, reviews and interviews, subbing, editing and signing-off design
  • Oversaw considerable redesign and restructure and grew the fledgling title from 96 pages per month to 164.
  • Managed and recruited a small team; commissioned, oversaw and attended monthly fashion shoots; attended key networking events, developed important industry and local contacts
  • Managed an editorial budget, undertook invoicing and billing and freelancer negotiations
  • Worked with the commercial department on numerous contracts, projects and advertorials, as well as attending meetings and events.
 

March 2008 – October 2010

Self-Employed journalist, sub-editor & copywriter, my work included: 

  • Editor of Living Well at thelondonword.com
  • Wrote for Tesco Real Food, FHM, London Homes & Property, Angel, NorthWest, Leader, Sec Ed, Ole
  • Copywriting for Capita, Logica, Future Leaders, Schools Advisory Service

 

 

October 2005 – February 2008

Editor for two business-to-business publications, Education Executive & Practice Business, at Intelligent Media Solutions

  • Responsible for all monthly planning, writing, commissioning, working with sales, proofing, subbing and approving design, managed and recruited a small team, and managed a small budget
  • Edited the magazines’ websites, writing online content, news and features
  • Involved in launching a new title (Practice Business), working with the design team, writing media packs, deciding structure, content and tone.
  • Involved in several contract publishing commissions: designing, writing and developing handbooks, mini magazines and in-depth features for clients such as Samsung, Brother, HP, Building Schools for the Future and BECTA.
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Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism (2005, NCTJ Accredited) PMA Media Training
  • MA Literature (2004, Merit) Royal Holloway, University of London
  • BA English and Theatre Studies (2000-2003 2(1)), Royal Holloway, University of London
  • A-Levels English, Drama, Art: (1999, A ,A,B) Stonar School, Wiltshire