I'm an award-winning freelance writer and editor, specialising in travel and lifestyle - indulging my love of shoes, cocktails and seeing the world, all in the name of my career. I also work as a copywriter.


Editor of 101 Singles Holidays, ex-lifestyle editor at Fabulous magazine and Head of Features at the Press Association, I've written for national newspapers, magazines, websites and trade publications.

Published in National Geographic Traveller, the Independent, MSN, Metro, the Sunday Times Travel magazine, hitched.co.uk, Top Sante, ABTA magazine, FamilyTraveller.com, Gurgle magazine, Guardian Labs, LOOK, AOL sites including www.mydaily.co.uk, Fabulous, Red, the Daily Express, Arabian Travel News, TNT magazine and Woman's Own, as well as corporate copywriting.

In between working my way around the world - 55 countries down, only 140 or so to go - I'm based in London, writing on everything from health, wellbeing and diet to beauty, life, weddings, careers, relationships, as well as fashion - and interviewing both celebs and inspirational real women.

I also write for corporate clients, from travel companies to PR firms to smaller local businesses, and am part of the International Copy Agency. See more of my cuttings at Articles.


Recently I've been eating my way around Miami's Little Havana, taking a toddler on a Caribbean cruise, giving my tips on upgrading for less to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and looking at the more undignified side effects of pregnancy .

My travel blog on hitched.co.uk

My blog MummyTravels

My work with The International Copy Agency

My Twitter page

My Linkedin page

My Journalism.co.uk page

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Testimonials from editors

"I've hired Cathy twice as a freelance writer, in my capacity of assistant editor at new! magazine and as news editor of Look.

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On both occasions I found her to be an incredibly safe pair of hands with a comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter and an enthusiastic, can-do attitude whatever the task. She is incredibly reliable, friendly and positive." Jonathan Bown

"Cathy conducted and wrote two fabulous interviews for a book I compiled for The Observer. Her work was of an incredibly high standard, copy was filed early (early!) and she was a genuine pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend Cathy." Johanna Payton