Experienced professional journalist & copy-writer available for a range of projects including news reporting, travel writing, blogging, static content for websites, social media management & media consultancy services
My travel journalism has appeared in top publications including Fodor's. I've also reviewed 200+ hotels in the Maldives and Europe for North Star Travel Media (publishers of Travel Weekly) and others, contributed to guidebooks and written country guides to all the Nordic countries for Nordic Luxury (B2C)
I work on a variety of copy-writing projects such as static website content for travel agents (country profiles, accommodation, activities etc), and I’ve ghost-blogged for various clients including a high-profile luxury travel PR firm in New York. Previous B2C clients include text for Hurawalhi 5-Star resort, Waremakers (artisanal retailer) and press releases for Telecomms
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER & MEDIA CONSULTANT
I’m trained in SEO techniques and experienced in managing social media profiles and blogs for companies, creating lively content which inspires engagement and building an active follower-base across social media platforms. I’m also adept at using Google Analytics and can advise you on media strategy
Writing, editing, excellent communication and people-management skills, positive attitude, attention to detail, fast worker. WordPress, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, InDesign, Google Analytics, SEO. Intermediate French, basic Spanish. Many of the publications I write for are based in the USA, so I’m used to writing in American English and AP Style
AREAS OF FOCUS
The Indian Ocean region, the French Riviera, Spain and Scandinavia are my specialist areas of focus for journalism, travel writing and copy-writing and I have a strong interest in current events, culture and conservation. Positions of responsibility have included Editor at the Riviera Times news website and lifestyle magazine, News Editor at Maldives Traveller news portal, and Founder of Manta Media
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LOS ANGELES TIMES
Front page lead byline
Reporting on the terror attack in Nice, which I witnessed
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Front page downpage byline
Another article about the aftermath of the terror attack in Nice
An interview with Anne Frank's sister about her memories of Anne
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Web and print byline
I was asked to write a personal account of escaping the terror attack in Nice
With a passion for travel as well as a thirst for conveying the news, I’m fortunate enough to be able to combine the two in my journalistic career. This has led me on adventures around the globe; from writing about climbing a sacred mountain in Sri Lanka for Fodor’s to reporting on the terror attack I witnessed in Nice, France, (resulting in two front page bylines in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times and around a dozen mainbars and sidebars with by-lines).
Many of the publications I write for are based in the USA, so I’m used to writing in American English/AP Style.
After graduating from Brunel University with a BA Honours in English 2.1 (3.7 GPA) and working my way up through newspaper journalism I began freelancing about current events, travel, culture and the environment for publications including CNN International, regional newspapers and lifestyle magazines.
In 2010 I was offered the role of News Editor of Maldives Traveller in Male’, the capital of the Maldives. I spent a year overseeing the re-launch of the daily news and travel website.
I then set up Manta Media after recognising the demand for native English-speaking journalists and writers in the Indian Ocean region.
The main focus was travel, but I still kept a hand in news reporting (including my experience of the 2012 coup d’etat) for the Maldives Independent, China Daily and the Global Times.
I’ve also ghost-blogged for clients including a luxury travel PR company in New York, created and managed content for US, European and Asian travel agents and a US-based travel app, and provided social media management and media consultancy services.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
I write static pages for websites (including accommodation descriptions, location guides, activities, etc. for travel & tourism clients) and I professionally blog about travel and lifestyle experiences on clients' websites.
I have also ghost-blogged for clients including a high-profile luxury travel PR firm in New York and I'm trained in SEO, skilled at using WordPress, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Photoshop and creating/managing content for social media channels.
Previous B2C copy-writing clients include static web pages, articles and brochure content for Nordic Luxury bespoke travel company, AAA Resorts, Hurawalhi Resort Maldives and Waremakers (European artisanal retailer)