Freelance writer based in Shanghai
My first paid travel article appeared in 2000 and since then I have written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews.
Currently I specialise in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.
Originally hailing from the south west of England I have travelled extensively throughout Asia and Australasia. After stints of living in Tokyo and Seoul I now call Shanghai home.
Previous work experience includes a year in a former FTSE100 company’s marketing department, various English teaching jobs and working for a British university in China.
My writing on travel includes such aspects as food and drink, festivals, quirky museums, transportation, culture, history, and wildlife.
Furthermore I am one of the leading China based English language writers and reviewers of the Chinese auto industry.
In addition I am currently in the process of working on a number of book projects including my first novel.
Published articles have appeared in the following publications:
Airline inflight magazines: American Way, Hemispheres, Blue Wings, Morning Calm, Open Skies, Colours, Silkroad, Discovery, Silkwinds, Going Places, Scoot, Tiger Tales, Paradise, Selamta, Serendib, Tengri, Renaissance, Travel 3 Sixtyº, Jetstar, UO Magazine, Priority.
Newspapers: The Sunday Times, Telegraph, South China Morning Post (plus the Post Magazine), Sydney Morning Herald, Japan Times, Straits Times, The National, Gulf News, Korea Herald, New Seoul News, Jerusalem Post Magazine
Magazines: Vacations & Travel, British Heritage, Australia & New Zealand Magazine, BNE Magazine, World Travel Magazine, SALT, Preferred Travel Magazine, Nikkei Asian Review, Auto Express, Autocar, Audi Magazine, Audi Magazine (Hong Kong), Classic Cars, Devon Life, Transitions Abroad, Stardom, Metropolis (Tokyo Classified), Kansai Time Out, Kansai Scene, att, Eat Japan, That’s Shanghai, That’s Beijing, That’s China, That’s PRD, City Weekend, Laowai, Talk, Shanghai Family, Vantage Shanghai, Eurobiz, The Bridge, China Economic Review, BizShanghai, Shanghai Business Review (SBR), China Automotive Review, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Magazine, Lenzing Inside, South East Asia Globe, Aggregates Business International, MG Enthusiast, Skin Deep
Online or mobile phone content: Vertu Select, TripAdvisor (content for mobile phone I believe), Rail.co, Inner Circle, Great Escape Publishing, World Highways, Sixth Tone, International Living, HKTDC Research (articles appear under a different writer’s name), Men With Style Asia, Lightfoot Travel, Car Design News, CBD Intel
Carsales. 2023 NIO ES8 and EC7 revealed.
A look at the new Nio EC7 and second generation Nio ES8 unveiled at the 2022 Nio Day.
Auto Express. New BYD Seal 2023 review.
Test drive of the BYD Seal EV car in China as featured in Auto Express magazine.
Carsales. 03/12/2022. BYD Seal 2022 Review.
Review of the BYD Seal EV on the Australian website Carsales. One of the best new Chinese cars.
CKGSB Knowledge. Ample Charge
A company review of CATL the world’s largest car battery producer that is supplying Chinese EV producers and some international OEMs.
SCMP Style Magazine. Road Warriors.
A look at some of the most desirable cars shown at the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance at Monterey Car Week.
Carsales. MG4 2022 Review.
Test drive of the Chinese version of the MG 4 known in China as the MG Mulan as seen in an article in Carsales.
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All articles and photographs displayed on this web site are available for purchase with rights varying according to what has previously been sold. For most published articled this means first serial rights for the country that the publication appears in.
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