• SUMMARY

    A journalist with over nine years of online and print experience, and Chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers.

     

    Experience

    I have written for regional newspapers, national magazines and international guide books and have extensive experience with online publishing, use and development of CMS, social media and digital marketing.

    Qualifications

    - MEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Year In Europe (France) from Imperial College London

    - Post-Graduate Diploma (PGDip) with Merit from the London School of Journalism

  • CURRENT POSITION

    What I'm slogging away at in this point in time

    British Guild of Travel Writers

    Chairman, Feb 2019– present

    The BGTW is a community of accredited writers, photographers, and broadcasters; the trusted body for independent editorial comment and expert content on worldwide travel.

    (Feb 2017 - Feb 2018: Head of Social Media and board member.)

    Travel Daily Media

    Editorial director, Feb 2018 - present

    Editorial work including chasing stories, proofreading and publishing; online publication and email distribution; reporting from conferences and events; and reviewing venues. Management of tech social and editorial teams, based in Bangkok.

    Frommer's

    Contributing Author, February 2018 - September 2018

    Research and write-up for:

    • Frommer's Guide to France,  published September 2018
      (The French Alps chapter)

    Rough Guides

    Contributing Author, 2014 – 2017

    Research and write-up for Rough Guides to:

    • Malaysia,  (Sept 2017) - Kuala Lumpur and The South chapters
    • India (Sept 2016) - Rajasthan and Gujarat chapters
    • France (March 2016) - The North and Massif Central chapters
    • Spain (March 2015) - Valencia and Murcia chapters
  • Professional Experience

    Who's been lucky enough to work with me in the past

    Editor, TEG Digital, Kuala Lumpur

    Jan 2016 – May 2017 (1 year, 6 months)

    Building an editorial team in the office as well as commissioning freelancers, in order to grow ExpatGo.com and EatDrink.my. These sites are inside the top 800 websites globally for readers in Malaysia, bringing in 500,000 monthly users between them.

     

    Head of Content, Lion & Lion Digital Agency, Kuala Lumpur

    January 2014 – April 2015 (1 year, 4 months)
    Team management, editorial quality control and business improvement at a fast-growing online marketing and creative agency.

    Freelance Contributor, Absolute Publishing Ltd

    May 2011 – June 2014 (3 years, 2 months)
    Publications include: ABTA Magazine, National Geographic Traveller, Welcome to London, Destination Vacation, Spa Secrets and national newspaper supplements

    Senior Content Manager, Groupon UK & IE

    February 2011 – December 2013 (2 years, 11 months)
    Fielding requests for edits to the Groupon website and newsletters for the UK and Ireland branches of the fastest growing company in the world. Management and development roles in order to streamline the day to day processes in the role.

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