IN the corner of our office sits a large plastic container overflowing with hundreds of newspaper and magazine cuttings.
It does seem a touch ‘old school’ to keep them there, adding new ones to it most weeks, especially when the majority of my work is now online. But it does give me a reassuring reminder of the articles I’ve written over the last 25 years.
Clearly this ever-growing mountain of stories has helped me gain a huge amount of writing experience, developing me into the journalist I am today.
From starting as a cub reporter on my hometown daily paper in Brighton, I’ve gone on to write for just about every national newspaper. In that time I’ve covered the most sensitive of human stories to the downright crazy ones. Tackling the country’s toughest half marathon race on the hottest day of the year instantly springs to mind.
In recent years I’ve become a reliable and adaptable digital content writer who can deliver error-free copy to an exact brief whatever the subject matter.
You’re still likely to see my byline alongside well-researched health stories and informative running-related features, while lively profiles and interviews continue to be my stock-in-trade too.
And as with all of my other articles, they will find themselves in that large plastic container that desperately needs a good sorting out.
Whatever words you need, I can help.