SARAH HARVEY

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST, EDITOR, TRAVEL/LIFESTYLE WRITER AND CONTENT CREATOR

    

Web 2.0-savvy professional journalist and content creator with experience in news reporting, travel and lifestyle articles, SEO, FinalCutPro, blogging, static content for websites, social media management & media consultancy services

Services

JOURNALIST

JOURNALIST

I've written for major publications including the Los Angeles Times, CNN, and the Global Times. I have excellent news judgement, headline-writing skills and I'm adept at working fast and carrying out thorough research. I also have excellent interviewing skills

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE WRITER

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE WRITER

My travel and lifestyle writing has appeared in top publications including Fodor's. Topics range from scuba diving experiences to cultural insights and cuisine. I've also worked on a Google Travel project (via En Veritas Group) and contributed to guidebooks

CONTENT CREATOR

CONTENT CREATOR

Projects include creating B2C country guides for a major travel agent, compiling 200+ hotel reviews for travel42, static content for hotel websites, blogging for clients including a high-profile travel PR firm in New York and an Australian lifestyle blog

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER & MEDIA CONSULTANT

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER & MEDIA CONSULTANT

I’m trained in SEO techniques and experienced in managing social media profiles and blogs for publishing 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 SEO, and can advise you on media strategy

KEY SKILLS

KEY SKILLS

Writing, editing, excellent communication and people-management, positive attitude, attention to detail, fast worker. WordPress, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, InDesign, Google Analytics, SEO, HTML, FinalCut Pro, French and Spanish. Many of the publications I write for are based in the USA, so I write in American English/AP Style as well as British English

AREAS OF FOCUS

AREAS OF FOCUS

The Indian Ocean region, the French Riviera, Spain and Scandinavia are my specialist areas of focus for journalism, travel/lifestyle writing and content creation 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

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE

I've written travel articles for major publications including Fodor's, reviewed 200+ hotels in the Maldives and Europe for North Star Travel Media and others, written my own guidebook to the Maldives and contributed to additional guidebooks.

JOURNALISM

My journalistic experience has included reporting on the terror attack in Nice for the Los Angeles Times, and the 2012 coup in the Maldives (for several different publications). I also previously wrote for and edited the daily web news as Editor of Riviera Times, and as News Editor of Maldives Traveller (full-time staff positions).
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ABOUT

Sarah Harvey

Biography

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, lifestyle, 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 worked on a big Google Travel project for EVG, 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.
I've now lived in seven countries on four continents, and bring expertise in sensitively working with international teams across cultures and languages.

Contact details

  •   Number on request
  •   Worldwide, remote
  •   sarah@manta-media.com

EXPERIENCE

10
Years in the media industry
30
Countries visited
40
Content-creation clients
250
Hotels reviewed

MANTA MEDIA

Manta Media is an association of freelance international journalists, copy-writers, translators, graphic designers, marketing professionals, photographers and videographers. I founded it in 2011 with the aim of sharing creative talent and resources at fair rates. Ping me an email to see if we can help. The following are some associates
SARAH HARVEY

SARAH HARVEY

Founder, Manta Media
My work encompasses all types of graphic design work, including logo design, corporate identity design (name cards, letter-heads etc), and brochures. I also have a background in visual merchandising design and headed up operations for H&M Bangkok. Send me an email to discuss your requirements on: 2465studio@gmail.com
NANZY PROM

NANZY PROM

Designer
I'm a translator/interpreter with expertise in Spanish to English and English to Spanish (including legal translations), as well as French to English or Spanish, and vice versa. I'm also highly-organized and available as a Virtual Assistant. I have a diploma in Business Administration and Marketing. If you have any queries, email me on Alexa.francesphotos2017@gmail.com
FRANCIS ALEXANDRA CASTRO

FRANCIS ALEXANDRA CASTRO

Translator

CONTACT

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Looking forward to hearing from you!

CONTENT CREATION

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)