In 2001, I qualified as a magazine journalist in London (having edited a music fanzine in the 1990s and been Arts Editor of my university's weekly newspaper). My interests have always been in long-form lifestyle and pop culture features and interviews.
Following qualification, I immediately worked full-time as an in-demand freelance journalist and sub-editor. This included a year in-house for OK! Magazine, which (alongside Soaplife Magazine) remained one of my two most frequent employers. Other titles I regularly worked for include The Bookseller, Boots Health & Beauty, ELLEGirl, FHM, InStyle, New! Magazine, Red, What's On TV and the World Entertainment News Network news wire.
I also worked from inception to post-launch on newsstand magazines including Reveal, Pick Me Up and Full House.
Since relocating to Bristol, I continue to freelance, including writing a cover feature about women who choose not to have children for Stylist. I have also contributed to regional lifestyle titles such as The Bristol Magazine, Bristol 24/7 and Shipshape. When I first moved to the city, I spent a number of years editing a handful of customer magazines for a Bristol-based contract publisher.