In a nutshell
I’m a freelance writer and editor. I play the violin. I think about words a lot.
In a backpack
- NTCJ-qualified in sub-editing
- Former editor of The Push Guides (print/web student series)
- Write The Money Charity’s annual Student Moneymanual
- Provide digital support and produce parenting / family content for Action for Children
- Am a writer/editor & press officer at Save the Student
- I’m on the Board of Trustees at Carlisle Eden Mind: they do brilliant things to support mental health needs in Cumbria.
The suitcase edition
I currently live in Cumbria, up a hill and along from the River Eden – hence the blog’s address.
I’ve worked in journalism and publishing for around 20 years, and started out writing film reviews for free. Which is probably why I still do it (if slightly surrealy) on the blog. I also post reviews on IMDB – though good luck tracking them down.
This site is just my personal stuff: random musings, chin stroking, and the photos I took along the way.
To read my published – and probably more useful – writing, see my professional portfolio.