features

My features are original, well-researched and entertaining – and I pride myself on always supplying word-perfect copy, on time, in a style tailored to the intended readership. I also have a good eye for a picture, so I can source accompanying images in accordance with your brief.

My main areas of experience are homes and gardens, travel, food and lifestyle, and I also have interests in crafts and equestrianism. However, I can turn my hand to any topic – from the finer points of building regulations to business strategy, and from motorsport engineering to financial services.

I’m equally happy working to a specific brief as I am pitching creative ideas that might suit your publication, so please do get in touch if you are interested in my work.

I have had my work published in a wide variety of publications and websites, including:

  • House & Garden
  • Elle Decoration
  • The Independent
  • Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom
  • HomeStyle
  • Period House
  • Rooms & Living
  • Bathroom magazine (contract)
  • The Kitchen Alliance magazine (contract)
  • Natural Health & Wellbeing
  • Slim At Home
  • Casaviva (Italy)
  • Elle Decoration (Romania)
  • HIA (United Arab Emirates)
  • Romantic Homes (USA)
  • Marie Claire (Netherlands)
  • Sköna Hem (Sweden)
  • Notebook (Australia)
  • Atrium (Germany)
  • Ideales Heim (Switzerland)
  • Elle Dekor (Croatia)
  • Installer (trade)
  • Modern Building Services (trade)
  • The London Evening Standard
  • The Financial Times
  • SmartLife International
  • Grow Your Own
  • Move To The Country
  • Speciality Food (trade)
  • Retail Newsagent (trade)
  • Essex Magazine
  • Period Ideas
  • Headlineproperty.co.uk
  • Home Journal (Hong Kong)
  • Casa Lux (Romania)
  • Real Living (Philippines)
  • Home & Décor (Singapore)
  • Moja4Zida (Croatia)
  • Homes & Gardens (Germany)
  • Living (Argentina)
  • Healthy & Organic Living
  • Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom
  • The Scottish Equestrian
  • Registered Gas Engineer (trade)
  • Attire Bridal (trade)
  • Craft Focus (trade)

editing

I have more than a decade’s experience of creating magazines, from initial concept right through contributor liaison, image selection, sub-editing, design and proofing – so I’m able to expertly manage the process from start to finish. I have also recruited, trained and managed an editorial team, commissioned freelancers, kept to tight budgets, devised marketing strategies and worked closely with an advertising department to maximize revenue.

I have extensive experience of re-writing dull copy, coming up with snappy titles and sells, and altering text to ensure it complies with house style and word count limits. My proofreading is accomplished – thanks to a pedantic streak. I am also experienced in design direction, making sure that the finished product is ‘on brand’.

I have edited a variety of publications, including:

  • Period Ideas
  • The Little Book of Maintenance (in assocation with the SPAB)
  • Speciality Food
  • Period House
  • Attire Bridal
  • Craft Focus
  • Bathroom magazine (contract)
  • The Kitchen Alliance magazine (contract)