I’m a UK-based writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience. I’ve worked for national newspapers, specialist technical publications, and clients in technology, travel, and related sectors.
If you need a chronological bio, you can find it on LinkedIn. Instead, for some background on who I am and what makes me tick, read on …
I’m a professional copywriter
I have a background in journalism
I’m a lover of languages
I run marathons
A lot of writers seem to be long-distance runners. Like writing, distance running is something which is attractive in its apparent simplicity – until you realise it’s not simple at all, but by which point you’re hooked. Much like a writer, a runner has to work bloody hard to make things look effortless.
When it comes to finding a work-life balance, I find that running and writing complement each other pretty well. When you’re working on a piece, it can be good to get out into the hills and let your thoughts take their own path. At least, that’s what works for me.
I love the Med
Because of my Cypriot background, I have a love of Mediterranean travel. For a few years I turned this into a job, writing travel features, both commercial and journalistic, for the Guardian and the Telegraph.
… and, for my sins, I’m a Pompey fan
My English side was a Navy family from Portsmouth – so I support Portsmouth FC, although these days I try not to get too emotionally invested. It’s easier that way.