I have a long history of writing, starting back when I trained as a news journalist for regional newspapers in the UK. My career has taken several interesting pathways since, including a period spent working as a diplomat for the British Foreign Office. But it has always come back to the one thing I love more than anything else: writing.
After leaving the FCO and giving birth to two daughters, I accompanied my husband on various postings including to Pakistan, St Lucia, and most recently to South Africa. I used this experience to write a book for people like me: the Expat Partner’s Survival Guide is a practical but supportive book for anyone accompanying their partner on an overseas posting.
On the back of writing this book, I was commissioned to write an article for the Wall Street Journal about expat depression. This article kick-started a new career for me in freelance writing and I have since also been published in the Washington Post, the Independent, Euronews, and others. My focus has been on parenting, travel, expat life, and a combination of the three. But since moving back to our home town of Cheltenham in the UK I have expanded my portfolio and am happy to write about more or less anything from Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement to the world’s first vegan football club. My narrative voice is flexible as I write both personal essays and reported pieces. I write to word count and I can develop my own ideas when needed regarding a subject. I also never miss a deadline.
As well as writing for publications I offer my services as a blog and content writer. I have been writing my own blog for more than three years, and have also written for many other sites on a range of subjects.