Writer, editor, content creator
Hello! I'm a freelance writer and editor specialising in nature, wildlife, and the environment.I'm currently available for freelance proofreading, sub-editing, and feature writing.Past clients have included Countryfile, BBC Wildlife, Sloth Conservation Foundation, and Trees for Cities.Previously, I co-founded and co-edited lifestyle magazine Lagom, and worked for photography titles including Digital Camera, N-Photo, and Photography Week (you can find some examples of my photography at Getty Images).Find out more about me, or head to my LinkedIn profile, or take a look at some projects I've been involved with below.If I can help you, please drop me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
Nice things people have said about me
"Sam is thorough, thoughtful about what she does, constructive in her suggestions for improving what she has been asked to work on, and aware of what needs to be done with every piece of work she is given. I could give her a job with confidence, knowing that it would be handed back complete and well done, in plenty of time to meet the deadline. On top of all that, she is a pleasure to work with and gets on well with all her colleagues." – Sheena Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, BBC Wildlife Magazine"Sam is a diverse and versatile writer who has produced work for us on a wide range of topics, from the historical and timely news to content that is more technical in nature. She writes quickly and confidently and has been our most reliable contributor to our website." – Jeff Meyer, former editor, Photography Week, Future Publishing"As a regular contributor to Photography Week, Sam is a pleasure to work with. Unfailingly enthusiastic, she's got a great eye for photography, is always coming up with new ideas, and – perhaps most importantly for a commissioning editor – her work is always on time and on the money!" – Paul Grogan, editor, N-Photo magazine, Future Publishing"Sam helped me turn my short preliminary email based interviews into a series of articles highlighting a number of web agencies building successful businesses on Shopify. The resulting articles were highly crafted, insightful, easy to read and full of character – a great result.” – Keir Whitaker, Shopify designer advocate
Lagom was an independent print magazine made for people who care about thoughtful design, independent travel, and a balanced approach to life.In addition to commissioning new stories, I interviewed many interesting and inspiring independent businesses entrepreneurs, artists, designers, craftspeople, and outdoor enthusiasts as well as editing the magazine.
Attaché Guide To Travel
Attaché has a very popular YouTube following, but they wanted to create a genuinely useful guidebook for the modern traveller. The result is The Attaché Guide to Travel Volume 1, which was funded via Kickstarter. I edited the book, which covers 21 cities across Asia and Oceania. It was designed by Elliot Jay Stocks.
When not freelancing, I work at The Community Farm, producing photography, video and marketing materials. I also co-run an after school growing club, encouraging children to connect to nature by growing food.I'm a strong believer in the many benefits growing food locally can bring: socially, economically, and environmentally, as well as giving people access to nutritious food and helping to connect them to the natural world.I am currently working on writing a series of children's non-fiction books that aims to help children feel more connected with the natural world, as well as with different cultural across the globe.
I regularly worked for BBC Wildlife on a freelance basis, writing and sub-editing features for the magazine and website.