Editor, writer, journalist

About me

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With 18 years of travel writing, journalism, sub-editing and magazine editing under my belt, I am an experienced publishing professional with a sense of adventure. My travel writing career has seen me dress as a geisha in Japan, go white-water rafting on the Zambezi river and bathe in donkey milk in the Pyrenees; anything that makes for a good story and telling that story is the fun part.

I write regularly for The Times, and a wide variety of other publications, including The Independent, The Guardian, The i newspaper, The Evening Standard and Metro (where I was on staff 2003-2006, and continue to write for them), as well as magazines including Sunday Times Travel Magazine, National Geographic Traveller, National Geographic Traveller FOOD, House & Garden, Homes & Gardens, National Trust Magazine, Boundless (CSMA club magazine), BBC Earth, Square Meal, Raconteur and Coast.

I was editor of France Magazine for nearly ten years (2006-2016) and this experience has equipped me with an extensive knowledge of the country, its culture, food and wine, and so in 2016 I was delighted to further this knowledge by writing Lonely Planet’s From the Source: France, which was a hugely rewarding experience, and my first book. It was published in August 2017 and was well received.

But writing is only a part of what I do. My previous experience as an editor and writer gives me the know-how on communications as a whole, from PR to internal communications. In January 2018, I was appointed PR & Communications Manager of The Roux Scholarship by the Roux Family and I am delighted to be working with some of the best chefs in the country as we search for the best chefs of the future. The role is part-time (although fairly intense during the months of the competition) and so is the perfect combination with my other work.

I am a member of the British Guild of Food Writers and the Society of Authors.

Find out more about my experience from my LinkedIn profile