I am a freelance journalist and communications professional – currently accepting commissions.
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I have been working as a writer/editor since I moved to Istanbul in 2012. I worked as the Arts and Culture Editor for The Guide Istanbul magazine/website for 18 months and subsequently wrote a weekly column for the English language version of one of Turkey’s biggest newspapers.
I have contributed articles to various international magazines and websites including Positive News, BBC Travel, Publish.org, Commonspace, Are We Europe, Songlines, NUJ’s The Journalist, DJBroadcast, Paste, Time Out, The Skinny, CABLE, Skylife, and more. I updated three international guidebooks and have edited a number of websites. I spent a year as Arts Editor for The Norwich Radical. I’m also currently carrying our research for a book on war, memory and the media.
In 2016, I returned to the UK to embark on Media, Communications, and International Journalism Masters run by the renowned Glasgow Media Group. This provided an opportunity to learn new skills in video production and I was awarded a Distinction and the Outstanding Student Award. In 2017, I relocated to Brussels for a five month stint on the audiovisual news desk of the European Parliament before returning to Glasgow as a freelance.
I currently work part-time as a video producer for independent news and views website, CommonSpace, and part-time as a communications coordinator for a Scotland-wide community development charity.
I also occasionally work as a Tour Manager for archaeology themed tour company, Andante Travels, and as an Artist Liaison Manager at various popular music festivals across the UK and Europe. You can follow my travels on Instagram.
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Campaign to Remember Glasgow’s Dirty Secret for CommonSpace
The Middle East’s Travelling Storytellers for BBC Travel
Inside Scotland’s Men’s Sheds – Where Manning Up is Left At the Door – for CommonSpace
The New Media Revolution in Turkey for Are We Europe
Scoop for NUJ’s The Journalist magazine
How the Media Crackdown in Turkey is Weakening its Democracy for Publish.org
In With the New Talent for Positive News
The Mechelen Model – Integration For all for Publish.org
Ferret Fact Service: improving fact-checking across Scotland for Nieman Lab
The Kurdish Referendum – A 101 Year Debt for Commonspace
Edinburgh Student Housing Co-Operative for Positive News
Looking East: The Changing Face of Istanbul in 2017 for Cable Magazine
Democracy Covered – Scotland’s Independent Media for Glasgow Guardian
Living in Istanbul for The Skinny
Cappadox Festival Profile for Songlines
Island Living – The Beginning lifestyle column for a Turkish newspaper