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June – December 2018
Feels good to be back at the helm of a magazine again, and back in the charity sector too. I'm working at the Ramblers, Britain's walking charity, until Christmas 2018, editing the gorgeous Walk magazine in partnership with contract publishing specialists River Group.

August 2017 – April 2018
When creative agency Keel secured the contract to transform the global branding and communications for Medela, the breast pump people, they invited me to be writer/editor on a huge range of materials to support the rebranding. During eight months with the agency's content team, I've written around 50,000 words of content for Medela's global website, as well as helping to produce a multi-platform ebook, video scripts, brand guidelines, newsletters and more. It’s been fascinating and great fun – and the end results are fabulous!

May 2017 – July 2017
It’s a pleasure to be working with the team at Not Actual Size again, on another project for Dove. This time I’ve written a series of online articles about baby bathing and skincare to support the UK launch of the Baby Dove range of products.

April 2017 – July 2017
Lately I’ve enjoyed working for some new education clients. I’ve written a series of careers factsheets for the Society for Education and Training, and a piece on university outreach schemes for BridgeU, conducting interviews to explore the perspectives of students, teachers and unis (article not yet live).

April 2017
I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response to two of my recent articles: a very personal piece for the Guardian’s ‘Family' section about having IVF twins born two years apart, and an advice article on ‘Maximising your Maternity Leave’ for Closer magazine.

September 2016–January 2017: Editing, writing and SEO for a major brand’s online educational resources
I’m really proud to have been involved in modernising the excellent Dove Self-Esteem Project website. Working with a great team at creative agency Not Actual Size, I edited and updated the company’s extensive suite of resources for teenagers, parents, teachers and youth leaders, writing some content (like this piece) from scratch, and improving the SEO based on Dove’s user research.

August–December 2016: Rhyming children’s story for a national advertising campaign
My rhyming couplets are on JCDecaux digital advertising screens all over the UK! Look out for Monkey Mischief, the festive adventure story I created with children’s book illustrator Alison Edgson, in stations, airports, bus shelters and shopping centres from mid-November to mid-December. This is my second collaboration with the outdoor ad giant on their annual pre-Christmas promotional campaign.

December 2016: Expert advice for a parenting magazine
It’s an honour to be invited to join the ‘Here to Help’ expert panel in Mother and Baby, the UK’s biggest selling parenting magazine. My first piece gives advice to a mum who’s choosing childcare for her baby son.

July – December 2016: Website articles
The Pre-school Learning Alliance has launched a gorgeous new website for parents, called Family Corner. I’ve contributed a series of articles on children’s development, play and learning, the first few of which have just gone live.

On the beach Nature explorers Cooking with kids
May – August 2016: Childcare features and interviews
May 2016: Childcare book and website for parents
Woohoo! It's been a long and winding road to publication, but my book Choosing Childcare: Nurseries, Childminders, Nannies, Au Pairs, Family is now in the shops, and the accompanying website – – is up and running too.
February – April 2016: Writing an impact report for a major fundraising campaign
King's College London's fundraising initiative World questions | King's answers was hugely successful, bringing in £600m in just five years to fund breakthroughs in medical research, counter-terrorism, student support and much, much more. Working on the impact report with creative agency pslondon was a privilege, and I'm immensely proud of the end result.

January 2016 – February 2016: Writing and editing an alumni magazine
When Regent's University London found themselves without an editor for their alumni magazine, Inner Circle, mid-way through an issue, I took over the writing and editing duties. The result is a high-end publication in a stylish digital format.

October – December 2015: Project managing The Regent's Report
I project managed The Regent's Report 2015 – Europe's Neighbours: From Morocco to Moscow for Regent's University London, working with the commissioning editors and designer to create a high quality publication that met a tight schedule and budget. This showcase annual report – 80,000 words by 35 international contributors – aims to influence policy-makers and decision-takers in governments, NGOs and academia.

December 2015: Consultancy work
It was great to be working with my old contacts at Century One Publishing once again, providing consultancy on development of a membership magazine in the healthcare sector.
November 2015: Children's book text
Following a month-long project publishing comic art on advertising billboards, outdoor ad giant JCDecaux wanted to bring together all the artwork in a book with a rhyming text suitable for young children. One of the most enjoyable jobs I've ever had!

April – September 2015: Editing prospectuses and developing web content for Regent's University London
As editor of Regent's undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses for 2016/17, I turned sprawling academic documents and student questionnaires into concise and engaging promotional copy, as well as subbing colleagues' contributions, selecting eye-catching images, and proofing the completed publications.

I also produced 40 student profiles (like this one) for the university's website, giving a personal perspective to the programme information included in the printed prospectuses.

As well as providing practical information about Regent's degree programmes, both projects aimed to highlight the university's unique selling points – stunning park campus, fantastic central London location and highly international student population – while reinforcing its rebranding as a luxury brand within the higher education market.
April 2015: Article on Shared Parental Leave for The Guardian
A recent piece for The Guardian's Money section about changes to parental leave regulations. Click here to read it online.

March 2015: Parents' guide
I wrote the lion's share of the 'Choosing Great Childcare' parents' pages on the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years website.