I've helped to produce some of the UK’s best-selling magazines and held down senior positions in demanding environments. I’ve led subs’ departments, built new production processes from scratch and recruited staff. I’ve worked in the trade, consumer and contract publishing sectors and am confident working in print or online. I currently work full-time running the subs' desk at Progressive Content, dealing with over 300 pages of editorial a month for a portfolio of clients.
Titles I’ve worked for include Time Out, the Time Out Guides, Take a Break, What’s On TV, The Sun TV mag, Heat,Local Government Chronicle, Checkout Fresh and Checkout. I worked on a portfolio of magazines for WH Smith while at John Brown Publishing, and was part of the media team that delivered in-depth online coverage of the Euro 2000 international football championships for UEFA. I’ve helped launch a number of magazines and worked in editorial research and development.
I ran a successful freelance career, working for clients including Stylus Media Group, the innovation research and trends service; luxury sports book publisher Kraken Opus; and AOL, where I attracted high levels of traffic writing about finance, the sports business, e-commerce, media and advertising, technology and government policy.
I have taught journalism at the London College of Communication, Goldsmiths College and UCA Farnham.
I ran successful one-day courses for leading journalism website journalism.co.uk/ One was called 'How to pitch and market a book', which I developed in conjunction with the site after pitching the concept . The other was called 'How to Get a Job in Journalism' and was developed in response to a request from the site.
I helped set up the first training course in InDesign for the National Union of Journalists at a time when the industry was moving from Quark Xpress to InDesign. I also trialled an innovative new course in multimedia storytelling.