My task, which I’m trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel-it is, before all, to make you see.
— Joseph Conrad

Megan has been writing stories since she could hold a pencil. Whether it was an Attenborough style garden nature diary in the school holidays or a university travel journal, storytelling has been a huge part of her life for as long as she can remember.

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The need to write stories never left her and after university she trained at the top journalism school in the country while simultaneously building a career in local journalism and working in a pub, finally gaining her National Council for the Training of Journalists certificate in 2009 followed by her  NQJ (senior qualification) in 2010.

Writing is her passion and she already considers herself as an 'old school' journalist; hand writing notes in scruffy shorthand and never losing her physical connection with the written word.

Her own rural roots and interests in travel, heritage, farming and nature have helped to steer her career as a freelance journalist towards telling inspirational stories from the Great British countryside and she recently identified a gap in the market and launched her own digital magazine, The Rural Travel Guide, focusing on the rural tourism industry.

As a rural writer, hard news is not always easy to find, so she is trained to dig out hidden angles and alternative stories and will happily put her skills to use to create content that will not only tell tales but educate, influence and engage your readers; whether it's a national title or a targeted blog. Her own style is to inject a bit of warmth and personality into each piece but she can also help you to find your own written voice.

From articles and features to copy-writing and blogs, please get in touch to speak to us about our freelance writing services.


Testimonials:

I worked with Megan for the first time in 2017 and what a brilliant experience. I started knowing very little about the piece I was writing about and the area, but she worked hard to help me come up with a range of ideas which fitted in with our brand and was enthusiastic about the venture.
It’s refreshing to work with someone in PR who is very knowledgeable about the topics you’re working on together and is also genuinely enthusiastic about collaboration. Had a fantastic experience and wouldn’t hesitate recommending Megan and Rural Roots PR to anyone.
— Amita Joshi, The Daily Telegraph
I’ve worked with Megan for a number of years in both PR and journalism. She has the rare ability to deliver exceptionally well across both disciplines. She is conscientious, client-focused and always willing to help - whatever it takes and whatever the deadline. Megan’s passion for all things rural has always been evident and I’m delighted she has been able to translate this into a successful career.
— Lisa Jolly, Liberty PR
Top local journalist Megan Allen has helped me to establish a networking group for female entrepreneurs in the Leicestershire and Rutland area in record time. No messing, Megan just rolls up her sleeves and gets on with it, she has bundles of energy and enthusiasm for all her clients and she is excellent at making introductions. We have also worked together on a charity festival and Christmas fair locally and will do so again this year as it was such a success. She really is a dream to work with.
— - Claire McFadden, WiRE Leicestershire and Rutland