About

I am a communications specialist with more than than 17 years’ experience as a journalist and publishing professional.

I am a pioneering blogger, and in 2004 I founded Reading Matters, a well-regarded blog about literature, that features almost 1,000 book reviews. I also maintain a blog about commuter and leisure cycling called London Cycling Diary.

During my career I have worked on newspapers, B2B magazines and specialist consumer titles  in a variety of posts, including reporter, production editor, managing editor, content editor and editor.

I trained in Australia and honed my craft by working on rural newspapers in Victoria, before moving to London in 1998. I have worked for the UK’s biggest privately held magazine company, Haymarket Publishing, and the UK’s largest consumer magazine company, IPC Media [now rebranded as Time Inc (UK)], where I was editor of a weekly specialist consumer title for three years.

I went freelance in June 2011 and spent three-and-a-half years running my own business, where I offered a range of editorial services including sub-editing, chief sub-editing, production editing, journalism, copy writing and PR for B2B magazines and websites, specialist consumer magazines, a luxury retail brand and an international research body.

In 2015, I returned to Time Inc (UK) to take up a newly created full-time role as a content/managing editor across two magazine titles,  but I love words, whether writing or editing them, so am always happy to be contacted for out-of-hours freelance jobs.

Please get in touch via my contact page if you have any work you think I could help with. I’d be delighted to hear from you.

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