My background is mostly in newspapers but I've increasingly been working as an editor for websites and magazines.

I spent seven years at The Independent, having started out as a news and features writer, going on to edit the arts and entertainment section of the website where I was in charge of commissioning, editing, headline writing and organising coverage for major arts events.

Since going freelance in late 2015 I've worked either as an editor or writer for most of the national newspapers and websites. This includes stints on Homes & Property for Evening Standard, lifestyle and features for Daily Mail, features and editing for the i newspaper, news for The Times, travel for The Telegraph, Guardian and Rough Guides, several months as managing editor of BBC Earth magazine and, most recently, lifestyle editing for HuffPo UK.

I have been managing editor or launch editor for a range of print or digital publications, coming up with editorial strategy, planning, implementing good practice and helping to smooth transition between editors.

I produce content and strategy advice for businesses and agencies such as M&C Saatchi, Google and Progressive Content. Charities I have worked with include Save the Children and Comic Relief.

I am editor of Popshot Magazine, an illustrated quarterly title featuring short stories, flash fiction and poetry, a role which is remote and approximately one day per week.

For commissions, questions, story ideas and copywriting work please email me at matildabattersby@gmail.com

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