I’m a freelance writer and communications consultant. I have more than 30 years experience in the media as a journalist, social commentator, broadcaster and agony aunt. My work has appeared all over the world and I’ve been published in more than 22 countries in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines.
I’m a regular on BBC Radio 2′s Jeremy Vine show and often guest on Five Live programmes. Though it’s not for me to say, I’ve been told I have a wonderful voice and give good rant!
I’ve done the odd bit of TV too appearing on BBC Breakfast and BBC2′s The Daily Politics.
Much of my work now is as a communications consultant and media relations adviser. My most recent clients include The Open University, NHS North West and The Arts and Humanities Research Council. I have also worked as a copywriter for Virgin Trains, Families at Work, QUIT – the charity that helps people stop smoking - Stoke on Trent City Council, Staffordshire University and Staffordshire LINk – now called Healthwatch.
Samples of my work are posted on my work tab and I’ll also post news items from time to time.
I’m also now blogging about a diet I’ve had to go on to cut the risk of diabetes, heart attack and strokes. I’ve called it The Giant Aunt Diet. Because I am one and I need to be on one! It’s a blisteringly honest account of struggles with my weight, the need to reduce it and a look at the role emotions play in eating and more to the point over eating.
My first post explains all about the Paleolithic diet regime I’m following – or trying to follow! There are no sponsored links and no paid content. Anything I link to is because I like it and think readers may find it interesting. No one has ever asked to be included in the blog – or, as yet, excluded!
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I know journalists’ websites are often visited by people keen to break into the industry. So I’ve put a bit about this under my FAQs and there are also some helpful websites listed in the links I like tab. I hope it’s useful.
If you wish to contact me directly, please click on the email link which, unlike me, is on the far right. I answer all emails unless they’re abusive. You’re also welcome to text or phone me on: 07870 367289.
I’m on Facebook and LinkedIn for which which there are links here. Or follow me on Twitter. I’ll follow back.