Freelance Writer

What's the story?

I’m a freelance writer who has specialised in producing stories about social enterprise, social innovation and impact investing for the last four years whilst working as a journalist for the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Pioneers Post magazine.

Prior to that I produced features for magazines and newspapers and myriad website content including blog posts, reviews, interviews and opinion pieces. If you need some copy of any description, have a look around this website to see if I'm the kind of writer you are looking for.

With so much negativity to be found in the media, I’m most interested in writing about smart solutions to pressing social and environmental problems.

I also take on copywriting and proofreading work. Recent examples include working on a book proposal for an academic and writing some website content for a leading social enterprise organisation. 

When I was getting started as a writer, I wrote two blogs: Can I Write For a Living? and celebrity daisy chain Pass Me On, which you can read below.

Pass Me On

Pass Me On is a daisy chain of interviews that I wrote between 2011 and 2016 because I wanted to get good at interviewing. Each interviewee passed me on to the next. I had minimal influence over where the chain went; the only criteria was the next person was someone the interviewee liked, respected and thought would be interesting to talk to.

What you are left with is a map of six degrees of separation with some insight into the connections between achievers of all descriptions. The first person to say yes was Danielle Lineker on a photo shoot. At the end of our conversation I asked if she knew of anyone else who would be willing to talk to me and Pass Me On was up and running. Visit Pass Me On to read the interviews and join the dots »

Pass me on

Can I Write for a Living?

When I first thought I would give writing a go in 2009, I had to keep a blog. Everyone was at it in those days in the hope that some commissioning editor would sit up, take notice and make them the next Belle de Jour (it didn't happen to me). 

The title of the blog was as much a challenge to myself as a way of documenting all the highs and lows of what was, at times, a painful experience. If someone had told me during that time that Reuters would one day employ me, I would not have believed them. Visit here »

Can I write for a living?