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Samantha McGregorOxfordshire

Highly experienced fully qualified NCE journalist who has made the move into communications. Ex news reporter for BBC Online, Newsquest Oxfordshire, Central News (London news agency).

Professional skills: Blogging, Copywriting, Editing, Feature writing, News writing, Proofreading, Web content editing.

Subject specialisms: Human interest, general news, B2C, website content, general features, theatre and music previews and reviews

Dan PartonBirmingham/West Midlands/remote

Highly experienced news, feature and opinion column/blog writer

Professional skills: Columns, Copy editing, Copywriting, Feature writing, Ghost writing, News writing, Project management, Proofreading, Speech writing.

Subject specialisms: Trucks, haulage, transport, mental health, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, health, social care (children and adult), social work (children and adult), older people, consumer, corporate finance, small businesses, football, human interest

Susan WallaceLiverpool/London/Remote

Highly experienced, full-time, freelance feature writer

Professional skills: Copy editing, Copywriting, Feature writing, Proofreading.

Subject specialisms: Real-life; women’s issues; health; psychology (I have a psychology degree) as in relationships, personality, mood, behaviour, thought, situations, attitude, etc; career/work; youth/education; celebrity – TV/showbiz; property; self-help/alternative/holistic health; supernatural real-life; psychology of gambling (I did a dissertation; worked five years in casinos and have attended gambling/betting conferences across the UK and USA); edgy/humour/offbeat/lifestyle, writers’ issues; creative industries; calendar specials – Christmas, valentines, summer etc; experienced “expert for the day” generalist writer turning my hand to virtually any topic.

Ian Halstead – Business JournalistAlbrighton - Shropshire

Ex-industrial corr Evening Mail. Personal finance ed B'ham Post. News ed Express & Star. Edited multiple B2B magazines for publishers; including BQ2 titles for 501 Publishing and the UK-India Business Council's magazine for Open Box Publishing, Also write for FC Business on football as a business.

Professional skills: Editing, Editorial consulting, Feature writing.

Subject specialisms: Experienced freelance business journalist across many sectors; including industry, manufacturing, property, logistics, construction and healthcare/life sciences. Particular strengths are creating fluent and cliche-free material for PR agencies, penning 'people profiles' and delivering original web content.

David NicholsonLondon

Experienced, reliable journalist for many national and international papers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and all UK broadsheets.

Professional skills: Editing.

Subject specialisms: Architecture and design, Arts, Author, Book writer, Broadcaster, Business, Copywriting, Economics, Editor, Editorial, Features, Finance, Information technology, Journalist, News, Politics, Property, Sex and drugs, Sport, Travel, Web content

Sue Fenton, F WordsRedhill

I have worked in local newspapers as a reporter, on nationals as a sub, in corporate communications/PR and in the trade press as a writer and/or editor.

Professional skills: Blogging, Case studies, Columns, Copy editing, Copywriting, Corporate communications, Editing, Feature writing, Ghost writing, News writing, Public relations, Press releases, Profile writing, Project management, Proofreading, Research, Speech writing, Sub-editing.

Subject specialisms: Human interest/women's, retailing, business, home interiors products

Inscribe Media LimitedCounty Durham

The freelance agency was established in September 1996. In May 1998 John Dean was named North-East Freelance Journalist of the Year for a portfolio which included environmental and law and order affairs, and again in May 2002. In May 1999 he was named North-East Environmental Reporter of the Year and again in May 2000. The website is (no www)

Professional skills: Public relations.

Subject specialisms: Business journalism, Magazine Editor, Features writing, Newsletter writing, Public Relations, Writer


ruthmedia builds on Ruth Allen's 30 years of experience in the world of media, journalism and public relations to offer clients a comprehensive, reliable and quality 'basket of services' through use of the established and the new media.

Professional skills: Public relations.

Subject specialisms: Advertising, Arts, Business, Charity/voluntary sector, Design, Economics, Entertainment, Features, Lifestyle, Media, Multimedia development, Online journalism, PR, Researcher, Tourism, Transport, Travel, Web development, Writer

Keith CraneBeijing

With more than ten years experience in China, including four years at CCTV News, the country's international English channel, I know what makes this country tick.

Professional skills: News writing, Photography.

Subject specialisms: Business, Features, Lifestyle, News, Photography, Politics, Travel

Geoff SimpsonStockport

Specialist knowledge of the Second World War, particularly the role of the RAF.

Professional skills: Editing.

Subject specialisms: Editor, Features, Military, RAF, Second world war

Denise TylerBrighton

I am flexible, quick and word perfect, able to stick to a tight brief or be creative. Versatility proven by handling of wide range of subject matter; from rats as pets to analysis of the sponsorship industry..

Professional skills: Copywriting, Editing.

Subject specialisms: Children, Copy editor, Copywriting, Family, Features, Health and lifestyle, Human interest, Internet, Journalist, Magazine, Newsletter writing, Online journalism, Parenting, Researcher, Women's health

Rocksalt Copy CreativesLondon

Journalist and copywriter specialising in new media content, including web, interactive and mobile projects. Wide ranging content - from entertainment and lifestyle, to business, health and technology. Consumer, corporate and B2B experience for clients including UKTV interactive, Yell, BT, Dell computers, Cancerbackup and NHS Direct interactive TV.

Professional skills: Copywriting, Editing.

Subject specialisms: Advertorial, Article writing, Business, Celebrity interviews, Charity/voluntary sector, Commercial/business, Copy , Editor, Copywriting, Corporate, Design, Editor Entertainment, Features, Internet, Journalist, Lifestyle, Magazine, Music, Photography

Paul GoslingLondonderry

Specialist in public policy, public sector management, accountancy, co-operatives and social enterprise, who also writes about personal and business finance.

Professional skills: Broadcasting, Case studies, Columns, Copywriting, Feature writing, Ghost writing, Reporting, Speech writing.

Subject specialisms: Finance, Accountancy, Public sector

Nicholas NewmanOxford

I am an international energy journalist located in Oxford, England with a comprehensive contacts-book of leading energy industry professionals and academics to draw upon. I specialise in the following topics: oil and gas exploration and production together with power generation, including renewables and nuclear.

Professional skills: Copywriting, Editing.

Subject specialisms: Business, Economics, Editor, Editorial, Energy, oil and gas, power, coal, solar, wind, hydro, petroleum, European Union, Features, Finance, technology, Information technology, Politics, Property, Transport

James WindleMidlands

Writer and successful PR practitioner with 25+ years experience on leading regional newspaper titles.

Professional skills: Columns, News writing, Press releases, Profile writing.

Subject specialisms: Business, Editorial, Journalist, Newsletter writing, PR, Writer

David PorteousBanbury

A former newspaper reporter, I run a home-based business providing editorial, DTP and project management services to academic organisations, blue-chip companies, charities, government bodies, PR consultancies, design agencies and publishers.

Professional skills: Copy editing, Corporate communications, Editing, Feature writing, Ghost writing, News writing, Press releases, Project management, Proofreading, Research, Sub-editing, Web content editing.

Subject specialisms: Business, Conservation, Construction, Education, Engineering, Farming, Finance, History, Industry, Motorsport, Property, Science, Technology and Transport.