After gaining a 2:1 English degree at Birmingham University, I began my career on the showbiz forward-planning diary, Entertainment News.
From there, I joined the Press Association as Deputy Editor on the Arts and Entertainment team producing reviews and listings pages for The Times, The Guardian, Metro, The Mirror and The Evening Standard. I took advantage of the news agency’s excellent journalism training, focusing on writing for the web and editorial management, then transferred to PA’s Premier Showbiz team. Highlights include sharing a chocolate brownie with David ‘The Hoff’ Hasselhoff and being in a hug sandwich with Bruce Willis and Jack Nicholson.
I then joined top-selling weekly magazine Star as Assistant Editor and rose to Deputy Editor, helping to manage a 30-strong team. I made key decisions with the Editor about cover concepts, bid for pictures, generated fresh ideas and exclusives, proofed pages and commissioned features. During this time, I started ghostwriting non-fiction in my free time. I went freelance full-time in May 2013 and have worked for a number of websites, magazines and corporate clients, alongside my ghost-writing work.