Freelance writing portfolio

Sometimes the only way to reinvent yourself is to move to another country. In Hanoi, Vietnam—where I lived for four years—I was able to embark on the freelance writing career I’ve always wanted. Proof that it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be.

And as you can see from my freelance writing portfolio, I am a versatile writer, with a diverse body of work ranging from reviews to reportage to content marketing to photography. If you’d like me to write for you, please contact me or check out my services.

Travel stories

Motorcyle Mojo

Motorycle Mojo is an award winning publication that provides premium content guaranteed to be of interest to every motorcycle enthusiast. I both took the pictures and wrote the story about my sidecar trip around the mountains of Vietnam.

Get Lost Magazine

Get Lost is an independent, international travel magazine putting the excitement back into travel. I took the pictures and the wrote the story on Truc Bach — one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Hanoi.

Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide is the the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas.  I was super chuffed to be approached to write this review.

Go Overseas

Go Overseas is your guide to 14,000+ programs that will change how you see the world. Read 35,000+ community reviews to help you choose your next adventure.

Reportage

Word Vietnam

Vietnam’s go-to what’s on magazine, and the best place to get regular updates about what’s happening in Vietnam. Word Vietnam is available online (there used to be a print version, but I don’t think that’s the case anymore). These are PDFs.

Personal Essays

Entropy

WOVEN is an Entropy series and dedicated safe space for essays by persons who engage with #MeToo, sexual assault and harassment, and #DomesticViolence, as well as their intersections with mental illness, substance addiction, and legal failures and remedies.

Flung

Flung is a digital magazine that publishes journalism, literary essays, personal accounts and fiction with a strong narrative and sense of place.

PS I Love You

P.S. I Love You is a Medium partner publication. They tell stories about what it’s like to be alive and in love today—from the befuddling challenges of changing a diaper to the absurdity of a first kiss to the more general, sustained struggle of trying to amicably, productively co-exist.

Travel content writing

Paradise Group

The Paradise Group is a major player in the Vietnam travel industry, particularly in Halong Bay luxury cruising. They also have high end resorts, hotels and restaurants, as well as a cultural show and a water park in their portfolio.

TripAzia

TripAzia aims to be one of the leading travel companies in South-East Asia, with a focus on eco-tours and working with local villages to enrich the destinations for all involved.

A farm-to-table full-day eco-tour in an historic village close to Hanoi – TA001

Half day exploring Vietnamese Northern traditional village – TA002

The half day city tour & half day farming life in the village near Hanoi – TA003

SEO content writing

Green Gem Shop

Green Gem Shop is the fundraising arm of Keep Hanoi Clean. I wrote a number of blogs to help boost SEO and rank on Page 1 of Google for targeted keywords. You can read about the Green Gem Shop success story in my case study.

Green Gem Shop – the best thrift shop in Hanoi

4 excellent reasons to get your thrift shop on in Hanoi

Traqq

Traqq is an employee time tracking software that boosts productivity and performance via automated reporting and monitoring tools. I wrote a number of blog articles for them to boost their SEO.

Locked down but not out: How a pandemic has helped the planet, our wallets and given us back our working lives [Case study 2020]

How time tracker Traqq helps to protect EU workers’ rights [Work time directive]

The pros and cons of introducing a 9/80 work schedule in your workplace [List for 2020]

12 Common Business Etiquette Errors and How to Fix Them [2020]

10 kickass tips to help you stay focused while working remotely

11 Surprising (and not so surprising) jobs that introverts will love [2020]

To attract and keep top talent in 2020, do these 7 things

The pros and cons of raising the minimum wage in 2020 [And why you should]

The Top 10 Business Blogs You Must Read [If You Care About Your Business in 2020]

The 5 Stages of Team Development You Need to Know

12 Time Management Tips to Rock Your World [2020]

60 Icebreaker Questions for Almost Any Business Situation

7 Disadvantages of Working from Home and What to Do About It [All you need to know]

5 Things You Can Learn From Buddhist Monks About Time Tracking

TOP 9 empowering ways to protect yourself from the novel corona virus

Contributing writer

In which I review, contribute or am interviewed about travel, Vietnam and other cool stuff.

I can write for you too

Contact me if you’d like me to help your business achieve its aims and objectives. I’m more than happy to give you a no-obligation free quote.