I’m a Norfolk-based writer who has been working in the media industry for more than a decade. My portfolio covers a variety of topics, both in print and digital, and centres around current affairs, parenting, blogging, creative writing and rural life.
Although passionate about these issues my craft means I am able to turn my hand to any subject, and has included commissioned pieces on student finance and even Cromer crabs.
I graduated from the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales) in 2007 with first class honours, where I also held the position of editor on the student newspaper Leek. The paper was shortlisted for Best Small Budget Publication in the 2006 Guardian Student Media Awards. After gaining my degree I went on to complete my NCTJ and NQJ qualifications with Archant Norfolk. I spent the last six years working as a senior reporter for the Eastern Daily Press and its sister titles before turning to freelance earlier this year.
As well as Archant titles, my bylines are included at MSN Money, Push, The Independent, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), Buzz Magazine and Diss Express. I have also worked on local radio stations North Norfolk Radio, Radio Norwich and Heart (East Anglia) and local television station Mustard TV.
I also won first place in the British Library competition Make the Front Page, judged by Faisal Islam of Sky News, who at the time was business correspondent for Channel 4 News.
As well as reporting I also offer my services in copywriting, tutoring in English subjects and writing creatively for a variety of genres. I can also produce and record radio copy and produce and present for television.