I’m a content editor in the SEO and Trends team at National World, with the pleasure of working with a fantastic bunch of journalists covering a huge variety of topics, ranging from hard news through to the latest must-watch TV, and everything between - no two days are ever the same. Having worked in a number of professions in my younger years, I walked into my first newsroom in 2007 and never looked back. Working my way up from the office administrator for the Gloucestershire Echo, I quickly became involved in the publication’s website and got the bug for all things online. In my career, I have held a range of journalism roles including web editor for Newsquest’s south London titles - driving so much traffic during the riots in 2011 it crashed the servers - and features writer at the Worcester News, responsible for putting together four lifestyle supplements every week. I took a break from the newsroom to start a family but kept my hand in, writing on a freelance basis. I returned to newspapers in 2021 when I worked as a senior multimedia reporter for the Somerset County Gazette and associated titles. From there I moved on to become an SEO Journalist for Newsquest's central team before arriving at my current position for National World. Career highlights so far include covering the 2012 Olympics and appearing on stage at the Everyman Theatre with comedian Arthur Smith. As a mother of two, much of my 'spare' time is taken up with my children and ferrying them to their various clubs, classes and social gatherings. We enjoy spending time at museums, visiting National Trust locations and cooking together. In rare, quiet moments I love nothing more than curling up with a good book and, in the warmer months, seeing what I can grow from seed in the garden. Gardeners’ World is my guilty pleasure both in print and on TV.
My husband and I share a lifelong love of music festivals so, come what may, we try to squeeze in at least one or two every year, from Glastonbury and Reading, to Watchet and Wychwood, there’s not much more enjoyable than being stood with a pint in hand, listening to bands playing live.