Freelance work


Freelance writing, editing and proofreading

Assistant Editor, Guides Global

January 2015 – December 2018

A resource for anyone who wants to live, work or do business in a country that isn’t their own.

Populated with in-depth guides written by experts based in the countries in question (edited in-house); video interviews with the authors; news and guides by our in-house team.

Screenshot of Guides Global front page
  • Writing general guides aimed at expats and international business people
  • Editing specialised legal and tax guides
  • Sub-editing, proofreading etc.
  • Filming and editing interviews with lawyers and accountants
  • Social media
  • SEO
  • Google Adsense and Amazon associates
  • Design tweaks/other backend tasks (WordPress)
  • Graphic design (business cards, leaflets etc.)
  • Organising speakers for the international stage at the Property Investor Show
  • Running some of the panel sessions
  • Helping to edit and proofread a book: How Things Really Work in Turkey

International Property Reporter, OPP*

June 2012 – December 2014

A B2B magazine and news website for the international property industry.

Overseas Property Professionals (OPP) was focused on connecting international property professionals with the latest information & networking opportunities.

The magazine featured articles on everything from property market reports, to the latest trends in marketing and tech, to immigration & visa laws.

  • Writing news stories for the website
  • Writing news and features for the hard-copy magazine (my focus was tech, law and ‘green’ news)
  • Liaising with columnists and other writers
  • Sub-editing, proofreading etc.
  • Helping the marketing department with press releases and ad copy

*OPP was sold to another company, whose focus is not on editorial. The current website reflects this change.

Editorial Assistant, Land Rover Monthly

May 2007 – July 2008

A consumer magazine for fans of Land Rovers. Included news, features, columns and classifieds.

  • Writing features and events reviews
  • Liaising with columnists and clubs
  • Interviews with Land Rover owners
  • Sub-editing, proofreading etc.
  • Digitally archiving old magazines
  • Updating website
LRM magazine cover



  • News writing: quick stories and more thorough, research-heavy pieces
  • Features writing
  • Interviews: both in-person and over the phone
  • Sub-editing: headlines, stand-firsts, captions etc.
  • Proofreading
  • Content management


  • MS Office: chiefly Word & Excel (including macros, functions etc.)
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Coding: a working knowledge of CSS & HTML
  • Web development: Visual
  • Video: PowerDirector, Da Vinci Resolve
  • Audio: AudioDirector, Audacity
  • Misc: GNU Image Manipulator


  • Google Analytics, Adsense and Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools)
  • Social media for business, including hub software (Hootsuite, Buffer)
  • Basic graphic design
  • SEO knowledge


  • Able (and pleased) to take initiative on projects and stories
  • Happy to work to more specific/detailed instructions when required
  • Skilled at finding an angle tilted towards a specific audience
  • Good at getting information out of interview subjects (politely!)
  • Excellent at editing to shorten copy  without losing clarity
  • Self-motivated and organised – although generally pleased to be flexible with my schedule
  • Communicative and cheerful
  • Focused on transparency and accuracy in my work


Phone: +44 (0)7899 688 064


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