I started to work as a freelance journalist in January 2006. I consider it a badge of honour not only to have survived but thrived those years, despite the financial crisis making freelancing even more difficult than normal. I have a solid technical understanding of a broad range of financial topics along with a previous incarnation as an investment analyst.
In the two years before starting work as a freelance, I was fortunate enough to garner a two-year contract as a somewhat long-in-the-tooth graduate trainee for the Guardian’s business and economic desk. That national newspaper experience proved invaluable.
Demanding editors have taught me the importance of producing a high-quality first draft that needs minimal re-writes along with the importance of producing copy quickly.
Along with journalism, I have experience of producing written material for corporates and I want to expand this part of my business portfolio.