I’m a professional writer with a background in magazines features and travel journalism. I’ve been sending dispatches from the front line of freelance writing for over 15 years.


If you need words, I’ve got them. I can write winning articles for your print or digital publication, compose compelling guest posts for your blog, compile engaging editorial content for your website, or write second-to-none stories for your brochure.


I’m based in Chester and regularly cover stories for national publications around Northwest Britain and Wales.


If you’ve got a deadline, then I can meet it. Interested? Please get in touch to discuss how I can help. I’m on atkinsondavid@icloud.com and 07974 390436


I know what makes a good story and understand how to deliver it on time with accuracy and flair.


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Latest Projects

#WriteHereWriteNow: Can we learn to write better?

June 17, 2017

I was on assignment in Stockholm last week and looking for an idea. We obsess, as writers, about the words. We analyse the craft and devour books about the technique. Writing in the Guardian recently, the columnist Ian Jack discussed the perennial question: can writing be taught? He suggests that, while we can study templates and … Read more

Inside fatherhood drafts: newly reunited dad Chris Hardy

May 26, 2017

Chris knows extremes. Indeed, he had seen the more extreme side of life at close quarters. But he relinquished a life spiralling into self destruction and violence for the love of his son — and they’re now planning their first summer holiday together. I recently interviewed Chis [pictured above] for Inside Fatherhood, my forthcoming book to be published … Read more

Cannes Film Festival and Riviera for Telegraph Travel

May 16, 2017

Cannes. It’s getting to be a habit. I’ve been three times on assignment in the past year and recently returned from another and very timely sojourn. The reason? The Cannes International Film Festival opens tomorrow — May 17. This year marks 70 years of cinema heritage [mural pictured above]. I was there to report back on … Read more