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

My first experience as a journalist was as at about seven-years-old when I kept a nature diary, recording the comings and goings of the birds in the garden (trust me, it was big news-fights and feathers galore). I'd make up stories about what was going on and write them down.

That need to tell stories never left me and I went on to train at the top journalism school in the country while simultaneously building a career in local journalism, finally gaining my NQJ (senior qualification) from the National Council for the Training of Journalists in 2010.

Writing is my passion and I am already considered as an 'old school' journalist; hand writing notes in scruffy shorthand and never losing my physical connection with the written word.

My own rural roots and interests in travel, heritage, farming and nature have helped to steer my career as a freelance journalist towards telling inspirational stories from the Great British countryside and I have recently launched my own online magazine, The Rural Travel Guide, focusing on the rural tourism industry as a whole.

As a rural writer, hard news is not always easy to find, so I am highly trained to dig out hidden angles and alternative stories and will happily put my skills to use to create content that will not only tell tales but educate, influence and engage your audience. My own style is to inject a bit of warmth and personality into each piece but I can also help you to find your own written voice.

From articles and features to reviews and blogs, please get in touch to speak to me about my freelance writing services.