wordminx

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wordminx

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A former Fleet Street news reporter I switched to feature writing via a job as senior writer at Cosmopolitan magazine. There I interviewed pop stars, persuaded men to pose nude and (infamously) went undercover on Cilla’s Blind Date. Since then I have held various senior editorial positions at magazines including 19, Woman & Home and Bauer’s innovative fortnightly launch Real, where I was deputy editor. I currently write for The Sunday Times Magazine and Style, The Times Magazine, Daily Telegraph, Guardian Weekend, Guardian Family (RIP), Daily Mail and more. I also write for women’s glossies including Psychologies, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping and Candis. I cover a wide range of subjects from lifestyle trends, popular science, health, travel and celebrity profiles to investigative reports.

Alongside journalism I am a copywriter, brand and content consultant and editor. I’ve worked in-house with agencies such as Redwood and Publicis, and also directly with international brands and firms such as Diageo as a freelance consultant. I have extensive client-facing experience, have pitched to blue chip and boutique brands, and am as happy creating innovative content solutions as crafting compelling copy. I have experience in broadcast as a producer (at GMTV) and as a commentator and panel member (Paper reviews, Woman’s Hour, regional radio and more).

I am currently on the Faber Academy’s Advanced Writing a Novel Course, where the word count of the first draft of my first book is inching upward very slowly. I expect to finish my novel around the same time as reading words on paper for pleasure is consigned to history.

My website can be found at https://www.nicolagilljournalist.com

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Disused pub in Hoxton by Andy York
Photo by Lucy Beevor
Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
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Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley