About

I am a communications specialist with 20 years’ experience as a journalist and communications professional.

I am a pioneering blogger, and in 2004 I founded Reading Matters, a well-regarded blog about literature, that features more than 1,000 book reviews.

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, Time Inc (UK), where I was editor of a weekly specialist consumer title for three years.

I went freelance in June 2011 and set up my own communications business, offering editorial services including sub-editing, production editing, journalism, copywriting, content marketing and PR.

In 2015, I returned to Time Inc (UK) to take up a newly created full-time role as a content/managing editor, but kept my communications business going on the side.

The following year, I left magazine publishing to take up a job for a start-up in the hospitality and travel sector, where I was employed as Head of Communications & Brand. My responsibilities embraced content production, marketing, PR, branding, internal communications, stakeholder management, business development and customer service. It was a wonderful opportunity to broaden my skill set and to harness my creativity and journalistic experience to build something new and exciting.

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.