My background is mostly in newspapers but I've increasingly been working for websites, charities and brands. 

I spent 7 years at The Independent, where I started out as a news and features writer but spent the biggest chunk of time as arts editor for digital. 

Since going freelance in 2015 I've worked for most of the nationals (property for Evening Standard, beauty and lifestyle for Daily Mail, real life for the i newspaper, news for The Times, bit of travel for The Telegraph and Guardian).

Towards the end of 2016 I helped launch BBC Earth magazine as its managing editor - a commissioning, subbing and editing role. 

I spent most of 2017 travelling the world and working remotely as a copywriter and journalist for newspapers. I produce content for businesses and agencies such as M&C Saatchi, Wideacademy and Google.

For commissions, questions, story ideas and copywriting work please email me at 

Or give me a shout on Twitter @matildbattersby