WHY COMMISSION MY WORK?
YES INDEED, THE WORLD IS FULL OF OTHER TRAVEL WRITERS. Or make that travel writer wannabes, part-timers, hobbyists and hucksters. As most editors know, a full-time, professional, courteous, ego-free travel writer is rare as a Hottentot in Lapland. So please consider:
EXPERIENCE: I've had my travel writing published for over 20 years in major newspapers and magazines worldwide, as well as online, and won numerous travel-writing awards.
EDITORIAL UNDERSTANDING: I've been an editor myself, of a leading Australian travel magazine, and understand the publishing process, requirements and pressures from the other side of the desk.
QUALITY COPY: Long practice in copy-editing jobs and a masters degree in English Language counts. I don't produce bad spelling and grammar, just stylish sentences. I might even know how to use a semi-colon.
PUNCTUALITY: A deadline is a deadline. Maybe it's because I grew up in Switzerland, but I'm never late. And I have no dog to eat my homework.
VERSATILITY: With experience ranging from broadsheet and tabloid newspapers to magazines, newsletters and websites, I can vary my style and content to suit the publication.
PROFESSIONALISM: I make a full-time living as a travel writer. It's not about a free holiday or a lifestyle. It's about running a business, meeting market needs, and doing it well.
PHOTOGRAPHY: I can generally provide accompanying high-resolution, quality, properly captioned photography.