• 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

    Bradt Guides

    Digital Manager, August 2019 – Present

    Leading the redesign of the bradtguides.com website; managing all aspects of the website design and functionality including project managing with third-party developers to customise an ONIX plugin for content import.

    British Guild of Travel Writers

    Chairman, Jan 2019– Present

    Board member, Jan 2017– Jan 2019

    Head of Social Media and and a Board Member for the UK’s leading organisation for travel media professionals.

    Rough Guides

    Contributing Author, May 2014 – Present

    Research and write-up for:

    • Rough Guide to Malaysia, published September 2018
      (Kuala Lumpur and Tioman chapters)
    • Rough Guide to India,  published September 2016
      (Rajasthan and Gujarat chapters)
    • Rough Guide to France, published March 2016 
      (The North and the Massif Central chapters)
    • Rough Guide to Spain, published March 2015
      (Valencia and Murcia chapters)
  • Professional Experience

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

    Editorial Director, Travel Daily Media Group, Bangkok

    January 2018 - August 2019

    Editorial work including chasing stories, proofreading and publishing; online publication and email distribution; reporting from conferences and events; and reviewing venues.

    Editor, TEG Digital, Kuala Lumpur

    Jan 2016 – July 2017

    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
    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
    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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