I have updated three different guidebooks. This involved researching new listings to include, fact checking the current information, writing new text and editing layout, working closely with other writers and editors.
I worked on the latest edition of The Rough Guide to Istanbul, published in May 2015. This allowed me to make use of the experience of Istanbul I had gained by working for 18 months for an Istanbul-based lifestyle magazine.
In 2015, I updated the ‘Excursions to the Far East and Black Sea Coast’ chapter of the Fodor’s Guide to Turkey. In research for this chapter, I spent July 2015 visiting Gaziantep, Mount Nemrut, Urfa, Mardin, Midyat, Hasankeyf, Diyarbakir, Van, Akdamer, Doğubeyazit, Kars, Ani, Camlıhemşin, Ayder, Sumela Monastery and Trabzon.
Working alongside co-author Terry Richardson, I co-authored the 2014 update to the Frommer’s Istanbul Day By Day Guide, which goes beyond the standard tourist guide, to explore the city from a number of different special interests.