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

Just back: In Flanders Fields for Telegraph Cruise

September 23, 2016

The first assignment of autumn then. It was a return journey to an old favourite destination — Flanders — but with a new perspective. I’ve been before to Bruges, Ghent and several times to Antwerp. But I had never visited the WWI heritage sites of Flanders Fields, nor previously witnessed the moving Last Post ceremony … Read more

Northwest hotel reviews for The Hotelegraph

September 3, 2016

I’ve seen a lot of hotel rooms in some 16 years of travel writing. And I saw a whole lot more over the summer months on a journey that took me from a castle in North Wales to a country haven for foodies in rural Lancashire [pictured above]. The reason? Telegraph Travel has been beefing … Read more

A book contract and a request for 80 dad tips

September 2, 2016

I signed a book deal over summer. It’s a work of creative non-fiction with a 2018 publication date for a small UK publisher. There’s a lot of research ahead before my deadline next spring. But I don’t mind. It’s a project close to my heart as it revolves around a key topic: fatherhood. As such, I’m … Read more