I’m a writer with more than 25 years’ experience in the media at regional and national level and have won a number of awards for my work, most recently winning a feature writers’ award in the 2012 British Travel Press Awards. Ahead of going freelance in the summer of 2011, I had covered a wide range of roles including newsroom management as a news/content editor, deputy editor and acting editor of an evening newspaper at one stage before returning to writing with the Eastern Daily Press as a features writer and features editor. In recent years, I’ve covered areas as diverse as health, business and defence including operating in war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq. I now operate as a freelance journalist and copywriter, producing material for B2B, lifestyle and specialist magazines and journals. Having spent the period 2008-2011 within a managerial role running the Archant Norfolk newsdesks of the Eastern Daily Press, Evening News and EDP24 and EveningNews24 websites, I left the EDP in the summer of 2011 to return to a writing career as a freelance journalist.
Married, with two daughters, I live in Norfolk and am also author of the book Norfolk Maritime Heroes & Legends and A History of The Hoste.