I'm a freelance writer, blogger, editor and coach dividing my time between Playa del Carmen, Mexico and Europe. Former Editor of The Playa Times newspaper, I produce content on travel, food, human interest, culture and communication, coaching and wellness. Challenge me! I love a new area to throw myself into. I'm originally from Ireland, and I've lived, worked and studied in eight countries to date. In addition to native English, I speak Italian fluently and I am proficient in French and Spanish. My photography portfolio is rich with images from North America and Europe. I'm also available for editing assignments and general content creation.
Sunset at Caye Caulker, Belize
Caye Caulker, Belize
Causeway coast, Northern Ireland
Educational and motivating post for the Iguana Talk blog on making the most of recreational activities to improve communication skills at the same time.
Advertorial for client Mamita's Beach Club, in Playa del Carmen. The piece involved an on-site visit, menu sample and interview with the chef (in Spanish - transcribed and translated by me).
Editorial piece on the problems of accessibility in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, due to poor planning and infrastructure, as well as a lack of common courtesy, especially for those with reduced mobility.
Introduction to my website and services as a communication consultant. Shot in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife in 2019, using a Huawei P20 Pro and DJI OSMO Mobile 2.
Written for my own Iguana Travel blog - an upbeat piece with suggestions on how to make the most of bad weather when travelling, and examples from my own experiences.
Inspired by Earth Day (and John Lennon's lyrics), this editorial piece takes the narrative about the negative impact of tourism and inverts it to make a hopeful suggestion for what could be if we all adopted a responsible tourist attitude.
A human interest piece based on an interview with an advocate for improved disability awareness and access in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Written for The Playa Times newspaper, the piece received over 3000 views online in addition to a print circulation of 10,000.
Advertorial in The Playa Times newspaper, commissioned by our client Grand Hyatt Resort, Playa del Carmen. I interviewed the chef in Spanish and wrote the article in English. The original gained 4763 views on the newpaper’s website, in addition to a print circulation of 10,000 copies. The piece involved visiting the restaurant, sampling the menu, interviewing the team, translating the interview, and adhering to the client's style and objectives for the marketing piece.