Looking for a Journalist | Editor | Copywriter in Santander Spain?
If you’ve read any of my blog, you’ll know I’m interested in art, history, gastronomy, architecture and the city of Santander. As a freelance journalist, I’ve also covered technology, business & finance, investor relations and travel for print and online magazines. If you think I could contribute to your publication or corporative narrative, please e-mail me and I’ll get back to you immediately.
My Road to Writing
Before realising I wanted to write for a living, I worked in quite a few different workplaces including:-
- writing reports as a ‘stagiaire’ in the EU Commission in Brussels
- reviewing and assessing business plans and applications for funding as an EU Projects Officer in Cork, Ireland
- mastering the art of the perfect press release in a marketing role for an Irish IT start-up in Limerick, Ireland
- number crunching as a business analyst for an international manufacturer in Limerick, Ireland
- researching and managing a team of online researchers for a publishing and market intelligence provider in London
It was in London when the penny finally dropped and I knew I wanted to write full-time. I embarked on a postgraduate in Magazine Journalism with the Press Association and never looked back.
Writing for a Living Since 2002
My first proper ‘writing’ job was as Deputy Editor for Real Business magazine in 2002. That’s where I got my first byline and learned the trade from a top-class team of writers and editors in the iconic Millbank Tower in London. It was also there that I interacted closely with designers, picture editors and of course advertising and marketing teams. When I moved to Madrid, I continued to write for titles within the Caspian Media fold as a freelance journalist as well as contributing to an expat publication in Madrid, writing restaurant reviews and helping as a sub-editor. I also translated and wrote for Le Cool Madrid. When I re-located to Amsterdam, I continued to freelance for a number of British titles and took on the role of editor for two in-house publications for ABN AMRO bank. I also contributed to the KLM inflight magazine, Holland Herald, and wrote website copy for a software firm also. It was in Amsterdam where I also dabbled in radio broadcasting – which was both terrifying and exhilarating. In 2013, I began blogging for a firm in the tourism sector in Spain and ever since then I’ve been writing more and more online content. Every year I add new clients to my books which brings a few new strings to my bow. My days are now very varied as I might be translating subtitles for a video one moment and ghost-writing an interview the next. Although most of my clients are companies based in Spain, I still love to write for European business and travel titles from time to time. If you want to see the types of projects I’ve worked on, jump over to my LinkedIn profile where you’ll find details about other blogs I write for and projects I manage such as the Totally Spain Travel blog…
Need a Bilingual Spanish-English speaker?
I’m regularly approached to work through Spanish because I’m a fluent Spanish speaker. I’ve been asked to conduct interviews with local representatives in Spanish; I’ve helped out directors who needed a Spanish-speaking freelancer on the ground, and, I’ve handled English communications on behalf of Spanish organisations with their international partners, to name but a few ‘strings-to-my-bilingual bow’. If you think your project or venture could benefit from a day, a week or a month of my time, please e-mail me and I’ll send you my rate card.