Hard-working and ambitious British journalist and editor with first-class communications skills. Competent in producing well-written and effective communication in a variety of contexts whilst working with excellent attention to detail and demonstrating commendable leadership skills. I have a true passion for what I do and an in-depth knowledge of living and working across the UAE.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2015 - Present


Hot Media Publishing, Dubai

Editor of DAMAC  and Atlantis, The Magazine, two quarterly publications boasting a readership of 25,000 and 20,000 respectively. Duties involved conceptualising and creating informative, engaging and well-researched content for both titles. Also involved in research, feature writing and sub-editing for Air, World Traveller and DXB City Guide.

Jan 2015 - Jul 2015

Senior Editor

LCM Publishing Group, Dubai

Generating, writing and developing content for four luxury titles: Equestrio Arabia, Equestrio China, SWR and Prestige and producing engaging online content for Leading a team of designers, photographers and writers and working with sales teams.

Jul 2014 - Dec 2014

Acting Editor

ITP Publishing, Dubai

Overseeing the busiest guides and supplements division for the Time Out brand, outside of Time Out London. Responsible for all content in yearly guidebooks and monthly supplements and leading a team of contributors and freelancers.

Aug 2013 - Jun 2014

Assistant Editor

ITP Publishing, Dubai

Creating engaging content for the guides and supplements division of the Time Out brand. Conducting interviews, securing exclusive stories and writing critiques of restaurants and events around Dubai in addition to proof-reading and sub-editing all content.

Feb 2012 - May 2013

English Editor

The Source UAE, Al Ain

English editor of Al Ain's first bilingual magazine. Responsible for liaising with freelance writers and sourcing stories,  formulating editorial plans, writing and editing features and working with translators and Arabic editors to ensure consistency across the title. 

Jun 2011 - Feb 2012

Features Writer

Al Swaida Advertising and Publicity, Al Ain

Features writer for Oasis Living magazine. Planned, researched and wrote copy across travel, interior design and human interest categories. Reported on local news and events and assisted in sub-editing magazine pages pre-press.

Sep 2008 - Feb 2012

English Teacher

International School of Choueifat, Dubai and Al Ain

Elementary class teacher planning, organising and delivering an intensive curriculum across english, math, science, art and physical education. Monitoring student progress, administering progress tests and providing additional support for ESL learners.


Mar 2016 - Present

Certificate in Social Media and Digital Communication

University of Chester
Feb 2013 - Apr 2013

CELTA certified by Cambridge Univerity (Pass B)

Jan 2006 - Aug 2007

Le Moyne College, Communications (Study Abroad)

Syracuse, New York
Aug 2003 - Jul 2007

Stirling University, Journalism (BA|2:1)

Scotland, UK

Notable Campaigns

Helped develop, conceptualise and create The Source UAE,  the first bilingual publication in the city of Al Ain.
This involved creating and utilising various social media tools to promote the publication.

Planned and executed Time Out Abu Dhabi's Eating Out Guide, the highest-grossing annual publication by ITP in Abu Dhabi in 2014.

Created the first issue of Atlantis, The Magazine to be deemed worthy of external distribution,  which saw the title subsequently distributed across 11 international PR offices.

Launched The Source UAE's Box Appeal campaign in association with Radisson Blu Hotels, Park Inn Hotels and Gulf News Publishing which saw the magazine become the first official partner of the appeal in Al Ain.