About me

 

Half-American, half-British (some would say the better half), I’m a travel journalist, content marketer and broadcast journalist with more than a decade of experience. I work with some of the biggest names in the business, from quality newspapers and TV networks to some of the world’s largest brands.

areas of expertise

I’m not sure how I landed such coveted jobs in travel - editor of Which? Travel, commissioning editor of The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, travel journalist, presenter and content editor for many more major publications and websites. But over the years, I’ve picked up all sorts of travel tips and tricks. Whether you want to know how to do the Big Apple or a Big Five safari on a shoestring or need advice about currency, flight rights or insurance, I can help.

Beyond travel, I find the fin-tech industry fascinating for its potential to make lives better by creating new ways of managing money. I’ve interviewed the first woman to start a British national bank, previewed app-based financial products before they hit the market, and know which is the best plastic to use on your travels.

I also write about ethical and political issues, from energy-efficiency to women’s rights. And I’m a judge for the International Hotel & Property Awards.

As a cheerleader from aged four to 22, I lost my fear of public appearances early on, so I handle myself pretty well on TV, radio, podcasts and with public speaking.

Downtime

When not working, you’ll often find me at the theatre, watching 1980s murder-mystery TV shows, on a bicycle (it’s genetic) or hanging out with my husband and our two adventure cats, Detective Mittens and JessiCat Fletcher.

Judge since 2017

Judge since 2017

Finalist: 2018 International Content Marketing Awards: Best Travel category

Finalist: 2018 International Content Marketing Awards: Best Travel category

Finalist: 2016 Editor of the Year: Lifestyle

Finalist: 2016 Editor of the Year: Lifestyle

Judge since 2017

Judge since 2017

Finalist: 2015 Editor of the Year: Lifestyle

Finalist: 2015 Editor of the Year: Lifestyle

Finalist: 2014 PPA New Talent Awards: Best New Section Editor category

Finalist: 2014 PPA New Talent Awards: Best New Section Editor category

 
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A fast efficient copywriter and a brilliantly versatile journalist, one can rely on Jill for smooth-flowing copy, excellent grammar and every fact checked and checked again.

“More than that, Jill will come up with suggestions for improving copy and ideas on how to work more effectively on joint projects. Her easy nature and sense of humour are the icing on the cake. Bright, well-connected and at the top of her game.
— Leo Bear, Editor, BBC Worldwide and other projects
I’ve worked with Jill for many years and would recommend her to all. She’s the best at her job, professional and just lovely to work with, the perfect combination!
— Lysbeth Fox, Fox PR
Jill is brilliant to work with and a master at what she does. Her extensive knowledge and unfaltering energy means deadlines are always met and fantastic content produced.

I learnt a lot from Jill when we worked together at The Sunday Times Travel Magazine — she is the ultimate professional, with a rare blend of editorial and social-media knowledge wrapped up in integrity. And as a coworker, she is a total pleasure — competent, cooperative, optimistic and funny.
— Tamzin Reynolds, Chief sub-editor, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

get in touch

+44 (0)7905 733530
freelance@stgr.net
London