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What can I help you with? I specialize in travel writing and Japan-related features on topics that have ranged from sustainability to craft beer and craftspeople. I also work on branded content projects and scripts. There are samples of the kind of work I do on my portfolio page and more about the clients I have worked with on my bio page. I’m happy to travel in Japan or elsewhere in Asia on assignment and have the flexibility to do so at short notice. 

Photos? I’m a writer. However, I’m more than happy to introduce you to some of the great Japan-based photographers I’ve been fortunate to have worked with and I can help source images from agencies, interviewees and other sources. 

What don’t I do? I get requests to help out with lots of other things, but I’m really not the person you want to attend finance seminars, write conference reports, act as a fixer, comment on the latest earthquake/typhoon/financial crisis to hit Japan, churn out SEO-rich content, set up a video feed, get paid in “exposure,” translate brochures, give guided tours of Tokyo, or teach English. I’m a writer.

New writer? Student? School? If you have any questions about freelancing or becoming a writer, you are more than welcome to get in touch. I sometimes mentor aspiring writers for the mentorship programs of the Society of Writers, Editors and Translators (Japan) and British Guild of Travel Writers – feel free to ask for details of those. Alternatively, have a look at this post I wrote about the business of freelancing as a writer in Japan. I’m also happy to visit schools to give author talks and writing workshops (for travel writing, haiku or micro fiction). That said, I’m afraid I’m not the best person to shadow for a day; I spend most of my time either sat at my desk or out of Tokyo.