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: How to write reviews

October 6, 2017

I was reading an interview with Danny Baker last week. You may remember him as the man from those Eighties TV ads for Ariel, the hungover wingman to Chris Evan’s Britpop benders in the Nineties or the first one voted off last year’s I’m A Celebrity. But, back in the summer of ’76, he was … Read more

Writing workshops: how to read magazines — and write for them

September 22, 2017

If it’s Friday, then it’s a magazine masterclass in Chester. I ran the first in a series of new-style workshops today, hosted by Meltdown, in which we got to grips with some of the thorny issues of making it as a magazine journalist. Such as, you ask? Well, try signposting, pitching editors and, the thorniest … Read more

Tortoise Magazine writing workshop at the Good Life Experience

September 21, 2017

A phone call out the blue. It was the nice people from Tortoise, Chester’s independent magazine. They had a stand at the Good Life Experience, the annual festival of, well, good life, taking over Hawarden for a weekend each September. And they were thinking of running some writing workshops to encourage visitors to react to … Read more