How the seed
The day my mum and dad showed me how to sow my first vegetables, the week I opened the doors to my first greenhouse, the month I took possession of the keys to my first allotment plot. These dates will always be etched in my mind.
The next best thing is of course talking and writing about it! I’ve spent 20-plus years dishing up tasty content for magazines and websites about food and drink, gardening and the environment.
I provide regular content for the Candide Gardening website and app, provide vlogs and blogs to Garden Tags – and every week share my grow-your-own triumphs, trials and tips via BBC Radio Northampton. And I am a member of the Garden Media Guild.
I love a good compote, but I couldn’t live without compost. I still haven’t decided whether I prefer the pen or the spade…
What people say about my work…
Amazing & valuable content
“I would definitely recommend Alice. She was fantastic supporting me; creating amazing, valuable content and always keeping me updated. Plus, she is just super lovely!”
– Annabelle Padwick, founder, Life at No 27
Everything is beautifully written
“Alice is a delight to work with both personally and professionally. She’s completely reliable and always submits by the deadline. Everything is accurate, beautifully written and never needs editing. Her feature ideas are creative and original, and she’s always friendly and supportive of the magazine and the team. What more could a busy editor ask for?”
– Lindsey Harrad, editor, Vegetarian Living
Alice makes gardening accessible
“Alice’s content contribution to GardenTags has been truly exceptional. Her video ‘How to’ guides break down often complex tasks into easy to follow steps that make gardening accessible for all. Alice is a joy to work with and I’d wholeheartedly recommend her.”
– Daniel Richards, founder, Garden Tags
Full of original ideas
“Alice has written a number of features for In The Moment magazine and her copy is always well-written, well-researched, to style and delivered on deadline. She’s also full of original ideas!”
– Kirstie Duhig, editor, In the Moment
Delivers excatly what's needed
“Alice shows adept skill at crafting copy to a tight brief and delivering exactly what’s needed and most importantly on time!”
– Catherine Westwood, editorial director, Time Inc
Writing that is gold standard
“Alice is a consummate professional who not only fulfils a brief perfectly but often supplies added value I wouldn’t have expected. Her writing is gold standard.”
– Carrie Mitchell, former assistant editor, Essentials magazine
Nothing is too much trouble
“I’ve been working with Alice for about a year. Nothing is too much trouble, and everything is highly professional. Alice is an absolute delight, and has become a friend over the time we’ve worked together. She comes thoroughly recommended!”
– Helen Blaby, BBC Radio Northampton
You can find me
I was privileged to be gardening editor for Vegetarian Living magazine for almost 11 years, providing three pages of content about grow your own – with an environmental spin. I continue to write for titles such as Organic Way, Natural Health, Imbibe, Square Meal, Kitchen Garden, Breathe, Flora, lovefood.com.
You can find me
Every week I share my grow-your-own triumphs, trials and tips via my gardening diary for BBC Radio Northampton – often on location from my allotment!
What I can offer
I’m a trained journalist, writer and editor who loves to grow food, eat it and write about it. I can provide sparkling (and skilled) garden content for print, online and radio. Plus, wheelbarrows of copywriting and social media management for horticultural businesses.
Why should I write for you?
I am an experienced journalist, who has spent 22 years writing for print and online media about food and drink, gardening, grow your own and the environment. As a trained journalist, I understand the need for great first paragraphs, the importance of style guides… and, of course, sticking to a deadline.
I know my specialist subjects inside out – in fact you could say I grow and eat them! I won’t need my hand holding through feature writing or project work. I have a great bank of contacts and bags of ideas.
I don’t just write for magazines, I also work for businesses, organisations and marketing firms in the fields of food and drink, gardening, grow your own and the environment. I am skilled at website copy and social media management, as well as enticing words for brochures, branding and books.
My writing portfolio…
Love words, but not gardening?
When I’m not writing about gardening, I’m nurturing full-flavoured content and managing traditional and digital media projects – including social media – for all kinds of businesses over at Wonderland Freelance…