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I’m a freelance journalist, writer and editor. I write about money, mental health, housing and more. And I turn complex or difficult subjects into good reading.

My work in 10 bylines

  1. Why migrants are excluded from Covid vaccinations | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (collaboration)
  2. How property investors push lower earners off the housing ladder | The Big Issue
  3. Growing up as an immigrant in Carlisle | The Independent
  4. The race to save an ice-age fish | The India Story Agency
  5. How the Internet of Things is helping us to be smarter about water | Valuing Water Initiative
  6. How retailers use psychology to get us to spend more | The Guardian
  7. How to cope without toilet paper | Metro
  8. 10 must-know resources for freelance writers | Business Insider
  9. The Student Loan interest rate – explained | The Guardian
  10. Going to uni? Check out these sources of extra funding | Student Space

About me

I cover personal finance, higher education, housing, mental health and more. My subject expertise is financial literacy – especially student finance and everyday money skills.

I’m a former editor of The Push Guide to Which University (print book series) and author of The Student Moneymanual 2012-2019. I create digital content, including websites and copywriting, for charities including Action for Children.

I also work on charity comms, PR and copywriting (including for and about young audiences).

My experience in publishing and journalism spans:

  • Words in the UK national press and outlets all over the web
  • PR and data stories for Save the Student (online – student money advice)
  • Editorial Manager, FitPro (print magazines – health & fitness: consumer, B2B)
  • Editor, The Push Guide to Which University (print book series – higher education)
  • Regional journalist, Mondiale Publishing (trade press – bars, restaurants and clubs)

Skills & experience

  • Writing blog posts, reported features and data-led stories
  • Writing and successfully placing press releases and case studies in national and local press
  • Planning surveys and finding stories in data
  • Flatplanning, scheduling and creating magazine content on time and within budget
  • Proofreading & developmental editing, including for multiple departments and authors
  • Creating standalone websites and editing stakeholder content
  • Managing digital content with WordPress, Umbraco, HTML, CSS, Google Analytics / Trends and more
  • Basic Python.

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