I have more than a decade’s experience as a journalist and editor, working across a wide range of publication types and sectors: business-to-business newsletters, trade magazines, consumer and mass market publications, institutional PR, reports and directories. I also have significant experience as a radio presenter and producer and as a video maker.
Specialist areas include: Institutional Communications (for the European Commission’s DG ENV, DG AGRI and DG MARKT); Environment; Nature; Business and Industry (especially the pulp and paper and telecoms sectors); Music and Culture; Travel; and Rural Development.
See individual sections of this website (built myself using WordPress) for further details and examples of my work.
I have an MA in Contemporary Media and Cultural Studies from Liverpool John Moores University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Periodical Journalism from the London College of Printing (now London College of Communication).
Professional awards include: RISI Magazine Article of the Year, 2006 (for an 18-page report on the Indian pulp and paper industry, which involved site visits to two remote mills in Andhra Pradesh and one in Maharashtra state).
I speak French and Dutch to a high standard and have had work published in both languages.
If you are interested in hiring me for an assignment, please get in touch via the email address on the contact page.
Rhiannon James-van Beuningen, Senior Vice President, Marketing Services, RISI (Justin’s line manager for three years):
“A popular presence in the office, Justin was an extremely able and hard-working editor and writer. Pulp & Paper International magazine consolidated its position as the industry-leading publication under his stewardship and he helped introduce important new developments, including a Shanghai-based features editor and more interactive web content (such as blogs and readers’ polls). He comes highly recommended.”
Sam Pfeifle, Editor, SPAR Point Group:
“Justin has very quickly become an important asset for us at SPAR, gaining us a toehold in the European market and getting up to speed in rapid fashion on what can be some very technical and arcane subject matter. He’s tech-savvy and always on-time, too. Really glad to have him aboard.”
Steve Mullins, Editor, brand-e.biz:
“Justin can always be relied on to deliver a quality article, on-brief and on-time. He’s a dependable writer and editor, and always sits at the top of my freelance list.”