I grew up in Lincolnshire and studied modern languages at Durham. After graduation I applied to join MI5, but was deemed too short to be a spy. With hindsight this was probably for the best, as I'm not too good at keeping my mouth shut. (Though I maintain my ability to fit into small spaces would have been an asset.)
So I decided to stick to what I do best: words. I moved to Paris to take up a job as translator/site coordinator, later web editor, at the AuFeminin.com Group. During my time there I adapted, wrote and managed content for the web; oversaw the relaunch of SoFeminine.co.uk; and interviewed Gordon Ramsay and Sir Paul Smith.
I left AuFeminin to take on freelance projects in September 2009. I edited two guidebooks to the south of France for the French travel publisher Petit Futé; worked as a business writer for Ubiqus Reporting; and contributed articles to publications and websites such as USA Today and Girls' Guide to Paris.
In 2010 I moved to the city the locals call the schönest in the world: Hamburg. As well as getting to grips with German, I decided to learn the language of advertising and took up a position as native English copywriter at Deepblue Networks, a WPP agency.
By 2012 I was homesick and decided to go back to the island. I now work as a freelance writer, editor and content manager.
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