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

Staycation holiday parks for Telegraph Travel

August 17, 2017

Summer holidays, eh? Family holidays at home save on airport hell but they can be expensive and very weather dependent. We all want a weak in the sun, right? But, with Brexit chaos ensuring that sterling continues to plummet faster than Theresa May’s credibility, families are looking to UK holiday parks for a non-Euro alternative closer … Read more

Nation of Shopkeepers: Chester for the Daily Telegraph

July 15, 2017

I’m always on the look out for story ideas around Chester. My daughter spotted this antique doll shop and the interview with the owner was fascinating. This story first appeared in the Daily Telegraph. Mo Harding, owner, Dollectable, says: “I was born in Cheshire and, after running a hotel in Manchester for years, we were looking … Read more

#WriteHereWriteNow: How to make the most of direct speech

July 9, 2017

We love direct speech. As writers, nothing brings life to our work more the actual words people say. Quotes, dialogue, comment — whatever you call it. We need the words of others to add emotion, opinion and drama. Just try reading a book by the journalist and author Jon Ronson. The man behind The Psychopath Test … Read more