My writing divides almost 50/50 between personal projects -where I seek out specific topics I feel passionate about- and being a hired gun who takes on projects for others.
I approach all my writing projects with the same rigorous discipline and commitment to delivering the best possible finished work. For any ghost writing projects I endeavour to work with the author so to ensure their voice comes through clearly.
I am a good listener and a stickler for detail so will ensure that the finished work is the story my client wants - not their story as reported by a journalist.
Note: as someone who reads constantly I will offer my objective analysis of what I think works best but, as its your book that I'm working on, you have the final say - if my suggestions aren't what you want then I won't throw a hissy fit.
Instead, I'll do my best to write the book that you want written. I'm polite, prompt and open minded - if you are too then let's work together!
- Qantas Journalist Awards - Best Young Journalist, Best Sports Feature, Guardian Award For Music Writing
- Bachelor Of Arts
I'm a New Zealand-born, long time London-based freelance journalist and author. I've worked for all leading UK newspapers and magazines, the BBC and many publishers and record labels. Enthusiasm, brevity and wit are my trademarks. I'm happy to tackle writing in all areas and never miss a deadline.
I'm a London-based freelance journalist and author.
I've worked as a writer since my late teens - and full-time since finishing university. I'm the author of five non-fiction books and have contributed to dozens of other titles (for the likes of Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Time Out, Voyageur etc). I write journalism, work on research projects and help others with their writing - whether its a press release, a speech, a document that needs to be in straightforward English or books. I've edited/written all kinds of material.
I've written for leading newspapers/magazines, the BBC, many publishers and record labels. Enthusiasm, brevity and wit are my trademarks. I'm happy to tackle writing in all areas and never miss a deadline.
What I bring to any editing or ghost writing project I'm hired to work on is rigorous focus on ensuring the text is both readable and engaging.
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