Who

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.

What

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.

Where

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

When

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

Why

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

How

Check out news of my latest projects, click through to my archived portfolio or contact me as below.

Latest Projects

Into the woods: Family activity breaks for Telegraph Travel

April 17, 2017

Easter holidays then. Our assignment — should we choose to accept it — was to test drive two new family activity holidays in the UK, based at holiday parks, for Telegraph Travel. They both are, if you like, alternatives to Centre Parcs, aiming to open up the family activity break with different prices and facilities. First … Read more

The golden age of cruise travel with P&O Heritage

March 24, 2017

A peek behind closed doors last week. I was at the London Victoria  offices of DP World, the global logistics company that now owns the lion’s share of P&O (minus the cruises). It’s also home to the P&O Heritage Division with its extensive collection of ephemera — paintings, model ships, silverware and more. Some of … Read more

Move into the top gear at Cars and Coffee Chester

March 19, 2017

An early start last Sunday then. It was the first Cars and Coffee Cheshire meeting of the season and I had been dispatched by the city’s new independent magazine, Tortoise. Now I’m no petrolhead. In fact, I’ve never seen a single episode of The Grand Tour and I love the Italian job for the scenery … Read more