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About Katie


Writer, editor, creative consultant. I wear a few hats. Essentially I'm a wordsmith, and produce content and articles for a range of print and online publications. Often that entails travel, though not necessarily. I mean, by all means fly me out somewhere exotic, but it's also fine if you'd rather Skype or have me come into your office. Just make sure there are umbrella drinks.


Some people I've worked for


Journalism:

The Guardian, The Independent, Jamie Oliver Magazine, Sunday Times Travel, Guardian Weekly, Conde Nast Traveller (US and UK), Conde Nast Brides, Food & Travel, Discover & Escape, Sotheby's Reside, Women’s Health Australia, Natural Health & Beauty, British Airways High Life, Wanderlust, Metro, The London Lite, TNT Magazine, Dance Today, Miss Citty Kitty, The Culinary Guide, Tap! Peugeot Rapport Magazine, Liquid


Photography:

The Guardian, Women's Health Australia, Wanderlust, TNT Magazine, London Lite, The Culinary Guide.  

Books:

I write books on travel, health and psychology, and edit books on a range of subjects.

Copywriting:

Jamie Oliver, Jack Wills, Boots, Tesco, Annabel's Nightclub, Florence + Fred, Royal Mail, Churchill Insurance, Direct Line, Sotheby's, Lloyd's of London, Montgomery Ltd, Victor private jet company, Deuxième Dress Agency and Busy Lizzy Family Club. You can view my copywriting portfolio here.

Sub-editing:

The Times, Sunday Times Culture/Travel/Style, Wallpaper, The New Statesman, BBH London, The British Heart Foundation, Dr Foster, The NHS, Cosmopolitan, Harpers & Queen, Jamie Oliver Magazine, Vanity Fair, ES Magazine, Red, Elle, In Style, BBC What To Wear, Redwood Publishing (Boots,  Virgin,  Royal Mail), Zone Digital Content (Channel 4, Fanta,  Relentless), August Media (Christies, Hiscox, Ocado), Sunday Publishing (The Royal Marsden hospital).


Advertising:

BBH London.

Websites:

The Arbuturian, Luxuria Lifestyle, Foodie Weekender, Healthy Weekender.

Broadcast Journalism, Film, Commercials and Performance:

I work on voiceovers, short films, radio, TV series, commercials and corporate shoots. I'm represented by Ice in Cape Town, and in the UK I represent myself.


Testimonials



"We felt very lucky to find Katie – and work with her on an important copywriting and website project for a new client. Katie's work is fantastic – clear, and well-judged copy, delivered with real flourish. Katie was incredibly flexible, responding to the brief swiftly and to a tight deadline. We can only do what we do because we are able to work with people like Katie." Tim Plyming, Executive Producer, Green Rock TV

"Katie is a natural writer, with a great way with words. She puts a lot of time and thought into her work, and always strikes the right tone for the subject about which she is writing." Camilla Simson, owner of Deuxieme dress agency

"Katie is one of the loveliest people you could hope to work with. We worked together on an editorial project for the NHS a couple of years ago. Katie is highly professional, has an eagle eye for detail and is a very talented writer. While she's clearly comfortable writing about or editing a wide variety of subjects, travel is her true passion. She has many fascinating tales of her adventures... ask her how she got leeches in her ears!" Justine Speller, copywriter and owner of Ella & Oscar

"Our brief to Katie included writing fresh new copy for our website launch and the accompanying marketing material for a our small business aimed at young families living in the Surrey Hills. Katie promptly responded to the brief and got under the skin of our business to understand our needs. We received regular updates, and Katie even turned around ad-hoc requests at short notice. I'd wholeheartedly recommend Katie for similar projects!" Julie Yates, Founder of Busylizzy Family Club

"Katie and I have worked together for a number of years and at several publishing houses, including News International and Axon, and at digital content agency Zone. She is an experienced sub-editor and a talented writer, able to hit the ground running in whatever journalistic or creative quarter she finds herself. An avid traveller, she has a thirst for adventure and a curiosity about the new that has seen her pursue interests that range from acting and filmmaking to teaching and music-making. A great self-starter and team-player, she is always re-booked wherever she works, which speaks for itself." Gill Wing, sub-editor













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