Magazines and Newspapers

I started my career as Junior Writer on the sadly now-defunct (I blame you, Facebook) market-leading teen magazine Sugar, working my way up to Senior Writer and running the celebrity section, where highlights included doing a one-on-one interview with Beyonce who was convinced we’d met before. We hadn’t.

After that I went to work at young women’s magazine More! (you’ll notice that’s no longer around either – seriously, Facebook…) where I mostly wrote about white wine and being a 20-something and then in my role as Commissioning Editor, got other people to write about white wine and being a 20-something, before going to be Features Editor at Fabulous.

Along the way I’ve also spent a year at Heat magazine as a Freelance Senior Editor, worked on the new launch X magazine (the official magazine of X Factor) as Associate Editor, and done numerous freelance stints at Look, The Mirror and Cosmopolitan.

At Stylist magazine I do regular senior editorial cover when the Editor/ Deputy Editor/ Assistant Editor are away, editing copy, signing off pages and brainstorming ideas. In between my time in the office in an editorial role at Stylist, I also write regular features for them.

As well as Stylist, I now write for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including Marie Claire, Look, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, The Independent, Metro and Fabulous.

I have also written TV reviews for The Guardian, as well as online opinion pieces like this one. Online too, I’ve worked for The Telegraph, writing pieces for their brilliant Wonder Women section on such disparate topics as Beyonce’s oversharing, female boxing in India and a topic I’m very passionate about, the England netball team.

Here’s a little selection of some of my print work…

A piece about the virtues of the after-work wine for Stylist

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A piece about the pressures of the 30-something life stage for Grazia

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A piece about the new sexual anxieties for Marie Claire…

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A piece about why we get so nostalgic at

Christmas, for Stylist

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Taking part in a debate about whether we should lie in a relationship for Look... a section I contribute to regularly.

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Discussing the move away from Kindles and back to books, for The Independent

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A piece on the rise in popularity of foreign language TV for The Independent

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A confessional piece about leaving my dream job for Grazia…

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A piece about Harper Beckham and how non-normal her teenage years are going to be for Cosmopolitan…

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A piece about the myth of being ‘busy’ for Stylist…

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A piece about a new, 100% positive social network for Fabulous

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A feature about the current love of inspirational quotes, for Stylist

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A feature on the many wise things that Friends taught us, for Fabulous

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A travel piece for Stylist, on my trip to San Sebastian in Spain…

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A piece on the anniversary of cult teen show Byker Grove, for The Independent, featuring interviews with various producers.

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A piece on just how cool teenagers are for Fabulous. Yes that is Teenage Me down the bottom in a Tammy Girl hat…

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IMG_2278A piece on the changing habits of lady grooming for Stylist

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An imagining of Bridget Jones’ life now, just before her new book came out, for Stylist

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A piece for the Metro on my great love, yoga, and why it has so many physical benefits as well as mental (if it looks odd, that’s because it’s the iPad edition… that’s due to the fact I work from home so by the time I get to the tube to get a Metro, they, er, tend to have gone. Because it’s midday.)

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