Gemma Askham

Freelance writer

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About me

I'm a freelance lifestyle and travel writer with 12 years' experience contributing to renowned UK and international titles, including Glamour, Condé Nast Traveler, British Airways High Life, The Guardian, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Women's Health, The Times, GQ and the BBC. I'm versatile and creative: adept at uncovering new trends, putting a slick and witty spin on ideas, performing sensitive interviews and carrying out expert-heavy research. Currently based in Barcelona, I've also worked in London and Sydney.

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Skills

  • Journalism
  • Content Creation
  • Features Ideas and Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Lifestyle Journalism
  • Consumer Lifestyle
  • Travel Journalism
  • Travel Writing
  • Brand Writing
  • Online Writing

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Fabulous Magazine

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    • G

      GLAMOUR magazine

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      • T

        Total Off Road / Planet 4x4

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        • C

          Cosmopolitan Bride

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          Work history

          2014

          Deputy Features Editor

          GLAMOUR magazine

          Feb 2011 - Sep 2014
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time

          2011

          Deputy Lifestyle Editor

          Fabulous Magazine

          Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time

          2009

          Features Writer

          Cosmopolitan Bride

          Jul 2007 - Dec 2009
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time

          2007

          Deputy Editor / Assistant Editor

          Total Off Road / Planet 4x4

          Oct 2006 - Jun 2007
          • Burton upon Trent, Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom
          • Full Time

          Education

          2006

          Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism

          Highbury College

          Oct 2005 - Apr 2006
          • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
          • Winner of annual Outstanding Journalism Student award

          2005

          MA in English Literature & Spanish

          University of St Andrews

          Oct 2001 - May 2005
          • Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom