I’m a freelance writer available for work.
Since 2012 I’ve had approximately 14 articles published in UK magazines. I don’t consider myself a professional writer, it just started as a hobby, but I’ve been lucky enough to have everything published that I’ve submitted, along with my own photographs. I have written mainly for the three popular UK sailing magazines – Practical Boat Owner, Yachting Monthly and Sailing Today. I have also contributed to an article in Woman & Home, and most recently I have had two pieces published in Your Cat magazine.
My aim in 2016 is to branch out and write different articles for other magazines.
I recently won the Star Letter and prize in ‘Writing Magazine’, in which I referred to the need to take good quality photos to accompany magazine articles.
Since I have started my blog, I have been asked to be a guest contributor on several other blogs including a post on Wandering Wives.
Another opening for would-be writers which I have discovered, is on travel sites. I wrote one article for a USA sailing site CruiserTV about the pleasures of sailing in Greece.
I came across another German-run holiday company called Zizoo, who offer tailor-made sailing holidays worldwide. I noticed that they didn’t have much information on sailing in Greece, which is a huge and popular sailing area. I contacted them and offered to write an article on sailing in Greece, and they have now commissioned me to write one article a fortnight for them! You can read my first two articles here.
My most recent publication was in an in-flight magazine. You know those magazines you get in the seat pockets on the plane, that you might glance at while waiting for your in-flight lunch to arrive? I flew from Greece to London with Monarch, and I sent in something which was published in their “Essentials” section in their ‘Passport’ magazine.