Who am I?

I am a Brighton based freelance journalist and editor whose work has appeared in publications including New Internationalist, Red Pepper, The Ecologist and The Guardian. I have reported on social and environmental issues, activism, food, travel, politics and the arts from across the UK, Cambodia, India, the US and Belize. There are examples of my work on my online portfolio and I also post updates to the blog.

I am also a professional editor and worked as the News Editor for the national quarterly newspaper Transition Free Press until it closed in 2015. I have extensive experience editing writers for whom English is not their first language.

Before becoming a full time freelancer I worked as an Editorial Coordinator at the Institute of Development Studies. I edited and produced content for a range of digital platforms on gender, sexuality, social movements, climate change and ‘development’ communications, helping to drive up web traffic and social media following.

I feel at home working online as well as in print, having edited and written for a number of websites, including news organisations, international NGOs and local community projects.

I have also worked at New Internationalist, Christian Aid’s Ctrl.Alt.Shift and, while living in Wales, I set up and ran the Take Root blog about grassroots campaigning and community projects.

A Cornish maid originally, I have also lived in Cardiff, London and Oxford before moving to the South coast three years ago. I have a PgDip in Magazine Journalism from Cardiff School of Journalism.

Get in touch with me on amy.hall@live.co.uk or on Twitter @amyrhall

Are you an editor? I am confident writing news, features, reviews, interviews and opinion pieces and have written for newspapers, magazines, online, as well as radio and podcast production. I am also an experienced section editor and available for shift work or longer term projects.

Community project or NGO? I can help you get started with social media, launch your new website, build your online presence, write campaign materials or edit your newsletter.

Do you work in academia or research communication? I am experienced at writing content from news and features to research summaries and reports. I can provide proof reading, copy editing and more extensive editing as required. I can also help with social media campaigns, repurposing academic content and producing video, audio or written interviews.