Allow me to help you spin a yarn...
I'm a freelance copywriter but my day job sometimes extends to a spot of good, old-fashioned journalism. From magazine features and articles to hard news stories and viral ad content, I've contributed copy to a host of publications. Scroll down to view examples of features, articles and interviews (past and present).
Here you'll find everything from music journalism, to lengthier features, and interviews with celebs. Have a nose around...
Simply Clitheroe magazine 'Freshen up your home this spring' interiors feature, April 2016
Interiors-focused writing is one of my specialities. I've worked with a host of brands - from handmade furniture maker, Distinctive Chesterfields, to kitchen designers, KC Design House. But I love writing product-led features for UK magazines. See above for one of my favourites: if you have a penchant for pastels, you'll love this.
NME magazine - 'Long Blondes split - it's been awful' interview, 2008
After five years as an entertainment reporter on a local newspaper, I made the foray into music journalism. Here is just one of many pieces I put together during my stint freelancing for NME magazine.
Leather furniture maintenance tips, Period Living magazine (April 2014), via Distinctive Chesterfields.
I told you I enjoyed writing about furniture, didn't I? Above is a piece for Period Living magazine, featuring some leather sofa maintenance advice via Distinctive Chesterfields.
Before it sadly folded, I wrote a number of features for craft magazine, Cloth. This one (above) featured some of the best festivals in the UK, with a creative/craft focus. This piece (a small snippet of which is featured above) was published in 2012.
I edit Simply Magazines' Lancashire editions - Clitheroe and Lytham St Anne's - and have put together a range of features during my time in the role. This one (above) is a piece on the Maldivian resort of Cinnamon Dhonvelli, from the magazine's autumn edition, 2016.
Above and below: two more features for Simply Magazines: a London travel review and a piece on Lancashire golfing star, Tommy Fleetwood.
Mark Flynn is a Huddersfield-baed photographer - and this piece, which featured in a Kirklees and Calderdale magazine, features the local snapper and some of his photos.
Above is a fun piece for Chat magazine about a Lancaster lady and her collection of rubber ducks. Christine was a joy to interview and this was my first of many real-life pieces.
Above: A Vegas travel guide for Simply Magazines
Another feature for Cloth magazine (2012). This one looks at the rise of eco fashion.
I freelanced for NME for a few years in my early 20s. The above is the result of one of my interviews with former punk band, The Towers of London.
Rosemary Shrager was a lovely lady - and I had fun putting together this interview for Simply Magazines' food pages - take a closer look, above.
Can I help you on the journalism front? Maybe you'd like me to secure and write a PR piece for a newspaper or magazine, or perhaps you'd simply like to me to put my journalistic skills to good use by crafting some case studies for your company? Either way, get in touch and I'll see how I can help.