After a brief spell at the auctioneers Sotheby’s, I began my career in book publishing, culminating in five years as publicity director at André Deutsch (publisher of John Updike, Penelope Lively and Gore Vidal amongst many others). I went on to work as a freelance publicist and journalist before co-founding On Line Broadcasting (OLB), where I spent fifteen years as joint managing director. Along the way I also set up my own communications consultancy, Crucial Services, operating in parallel with OLB.
Client projects have taken me around the world, to work in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, China, Russia and the Americas, as well as in the UK. I have researched, written and produced news stories for TV, radio, print and web-based media, on diverse subjects ranging from financial results and economic forecasts to the separation of conjoined twins in Saudi Arabia, solar power in the Kalahari Desert, a world land-speed record in the USA and micro-lending in Zambia.
I have interviewed CEOs, sports personalities, scientists, artists, heads of state and members of ruling families, as well as many ‘ordinary’ people. I have written and edited long and short form copy for clients including BBC Television, Jewish Book Week, the London Literary Salon and individual writers of fiction and non-fiction.
I am Associate Director at The London Literary Salon.