About Me

me & waterI am a freelance writer, editor and creative consultant. British born, I have lived in Europe and on both coasts of the US.

My primary focus is wine and travel – though my interests have led me from the depths of TV culture to the interior design of aircraft.

My niche specialities are wine trends, travel and wine throughout Oregon, and Portland’s neighborhoods and food and drink scenes.

I also photograph the places and the people I visit.

 

My Writing

I’ve had bylines in a range of quality national and regional newspapers and magazines, including The GuardianThe Financial Times magazine, The Independent newspaper, WallpaperTatler (Hong Kong), Time Out (London), Reuters magazine, Lastminute.com, Portland Monthly. I have been a restaurant critic for The Guardian and columnist and bar reviewer for Time Out (London). I’ve also written visitor guides for the tourist board Visit London. Currently, I’m wine columnist for The Portland Mercury, where I bring the world of wine to life for a general and diverse audience.

In 2017 my writing earned me a Symposium for Professional Wine Writers Fellowship.

 

What Else do I do?

I am a skilled copywriter and strategist, having created original content and marketing materials for some of the world’s preeminent brands, as well as artisanal producers. I have extensive experience as a creative consultant, devising and producing multichannel publications from scratch.

Some of my editing and creative work:

/ Editing a luxury lifestyle magazine focused on global travel

/ Creating and editing a lifestyle magazine, covering travel, food/drink, fashion, interiors and finance) for the premier customers of an international bank

/ Working with artisanal wineries on their brand storytelling, websites and label design

/ Editing a publication focused on the creativity of magazines and the future of publishing

/ Devising content and storytelling strategies for major brands, including Honda, Virgin Atlantic, HSBC bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Airbus, Bose, Dorling Kindersley, Channel 4 Television