I have been writing professionally for over 15 years. After receiving my degree in English Literature and German from University College London, I cut my journalistic teeth at The Big Issue Magazine in 2006, investigating, researching, interviewing, and reporting.
I was part of the first wave of ethical, organic SEO writers at Adfero in 2008, providing content for a variety of B2B and B2C clients. During my time there, I covered everything from dementia care to the Global Financial Crisis on tight deadlines as well as sub-editing other writers' work. My longest-standing clients there were a large charity, a travel website, and a bank. I also wrote news about food, fashion, and many other general and specialist topics.
Freelance Writing and Specialist Topics
I naturally gravitate towards writing about my passions: mental health, addiction, and other social issues. I specialise in well-being, often blending psychology and philosophy with hard science.
I was the lead writer on professional development, business, startups, and entrepreneurship for Directory Journal and Pakwired.
I was a regular freelance writer for Foundations Recovery Network, providing unique articles for their rehab centers and mental health websites.
I was also a regular writer for StopFryingYourBrain, providing engaging, informative articles aimed at young people facing addiction.
I have written two books on addiction and had two academic papers on the subject published by Oxford University Press.
My own business website, Smyls, became the highest-ranked website in the world for drug and alcohol addiction in 2013-4 thanks to my content, plus SEO and copywriting skills.
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I enjoy writing about anything that interests me, whether it be pet-sitting or politics. I know a frightening amount about nutrition and neuroscience. I like to travel and have a lot of experience of other cultures. I really enjoy looking at the world from different angles. The weird and wonderful aspects of life fascinate me.
I especially like projects where I can exercise my own voice to some extent, adding a dash of humour and wordplay to engage the reader.
I can write in British or American English. I can also communicate in French and German.
Get in touch if you'd like me to write for you. I don't take on every project, but am open to hearing about how we could work together.