I am a freelance journalist who has written extensively for print and web media. Having achieved my NCTJ qualifications at The Press in York I worked there as a general reporter, before going on to specialise in health. With local NHS finances in freefall and procedures starting to become unavailable due to a lack of funding (what’s new?) the mid noughties were a fascinating time to be a health reporter. I turned freelance in 2009 and my clients have included The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, Times Higher Education, Prima magazine, The Press Association’s Content for Marketing department and The Derbyshire magazine. I am a shareholder in a hyper-local monthly newspaper called The Village Voice, for which I also provide much of the editorial content, as well as working for individual clients, writing mainly B2B material as well as web content such as blogs and information pieces. As well as my writing work, I undertake proofreading and editing assignments and have worked with the e-book publisher Endeavour Press to prepare fiction books for the Kindle market.