I've written for lots of publications in the UK and abroad. Favourite cuttings include an article on my project to read the world for the Guardian, an interview with a senior civil servant in the new South Sudan goverment and a feature on a separatist movement in India, both for the New Internationalist, and an article for the OECD's 2011 aid effectiveness conference.
From June 2010 until July 2012, I was a feature writer and news editor on the Education UK magazines the Guardian produces on behalf of the British Council for international students. My work for these publications included interviews with Cobra Beer founder Lord Bilimoria, Beijing TV star Wei Yidong, ringtone millionaire Alexander Amosu, leading Indian journalist Sunil Prabhu, Pakistani rock musician Sajid Ghafoor and African Finance Corporation boss Andrew Alli, as well as articles on textile courses, journalism degrees and translation studies.
I was a finalist in the Guardian International Development Journalism Competition 2010 (see my shortlisted article and final assignment). Other online work includes an article for the Guardian's Sustainable Business network and book profiles for Book Drum.
Other print journalism includes articles for the South London Press, BBC Music Magazine, the Literary Review and Family History Monthly, as well as a travel piece for the Weekend Australian Magazine.
With experience producing copy for adverts, press releases, conference reports, promotional leaflets and the web, I am at home writing for both corporate and not-for-profit organisations. Recent work includes pieces for the British Council's website, such as this interview with former NBA basketball player John Amaechi.
In 2009-10 I covered the maternity leave of the UK Copywriter at Corbis and its subsidiary company Veer. During this time, I wrote regular web updates, email marketing material and brochures for exhibitions, as well as copy for print pieces such as this type transfer set, featured on We Made This's blog.
As Campaigns Officer at the Victorian Society, I wrote press releases, newsletters, web updates, such as this one on the charity's Top Ten Endangered Buildings campaign and this one on a campaign to list a threatened school, and a fundraising blog. I was also responsible for coming up with the concept for campaigns such as the 1,000 Year Swim.
As well as blogging for the Huffington Post, in 2012 I did a project to read a book from every country in the world. You can see the finished project on my blog. I'm delighted that A Year of Reading the World will now form the basis of a book, Reading the World: Postcards from my Bookshelf, to be published by Harvill Secker in 2015.