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I\'m a freelance writer and editor specialising in launching magazines and writing books. Prior to becoming a full-time writer I spent seven years working in marketing somore...I\'m a freelance writer and editor specialising in launching magazines and writing books. Prior to becoming a full-time writer I spent seven years working in marketing so am equally adept at producing effective sales copy for radio, the internet and print publications, as well as SMS messages and scripts.
Area Covered: Freelance and work from home but flexible for working in-house in Brighton/London if essential
Work Experience Summary: I studied social psychology and English at university, specialising in sexuality. After being shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan Journalism Scholarship, and the Company Fiction Writer Award, I founded cliterati in 2001: a text-based sex website for women featuring erotica, a problem page, sex news and more. It now attracts over half a million page impressions per month.
After seven years in the marketing industry, helping found the Student Broadcast Network and becoming marketing manager for the Barfly group, and working with brands including Mars and NatWest, I moved into publishing and became a full time writer and editor.
I founded the Lovers’ Guide magazine, Scarlet magazine and most recently, EK (Erotic Knave magazine) as well as being production editor on The Fly magazine. I have written for numerous publications including Company, FHM, More, Elle, Men’s Health, Forum, The Guardian, Penthouse, The Star and Glamour, and have had articles syndicated worldwide. I wrote the four most recent Lovers\' Guide videos, edited the Lovers\' Guide magazine and helped create the Lovers\' Guide website. I also wrote for the Joan Rivers Position on Channel 5.
I’ve written numerous books that have been sold in the UK and internationally to countries including France, Germany, Spain, America, Serbia, Australia and Holland, with sales amounting to well over a million copies. The Lovers\' Guide Lovemaking Deck (Connections) was released in February 2004. Brief Encounters: The Women’s Guide to Casual Sex (Fusion Press • nominated for an Erotic Award), Things a Woman Should Know About Seduction (Carlton), Sex Play (Connections • also available for mobile phones) Sex for Busy People (Fireside) and You Must be My Best Friend Because I Hate You (Fusion) • about friendship conflict and how to deal with it • were released in 2005. Whip Your Life into Shape: The Dominatrix Principle (Andrews McMeel), I’d Rather Be Single Than Settle (Fusion) and More Sex Play (Connections) were released in 2006, The Ex Factor (Fusion), The Good Fantasy Guide and True Passion: A Tale of Desire As Told To Madame B were released in 2007. In 2008, I edited Ultimate Burlesque (Xcite Books) and wrote Women: Intimate Explorations (Hollan) while 2009 saw publication of ) Ultimate Decadence (Xcite Books) The Good Going Down Guide (Elwin Street), Friendly Fetish (Piatkus) and Bound to Please (Eddison Sadd). My most recent books, out in 2010, include Fantasy Sex, The Seduction Box and The Hot Box (all Eddison Sadd). I have also had short stories featured in several anthologies, including G is for Games and Ultimate Submission, and am currently working on various books for future publication.
I’ve done copywriting for brands including Philips, Schloer and Trojan Condoms, have been consultant on campaigns for brands including Ann Summers, Gumtree and Virgin Megastores and have written SMS sex tips for various clients including Channel Four
My contact book has over 3,500 entries; from fashion designers to film directors, as well as authors, entrepreneurs, models and almost anyone else you can imagine. I’ve been involved in fundraising for sexual health/sex education charities and donate a percentage of profits from various books to charity. I devised the Burlesque Against Breast Cancer events (www.burlesqueabc.com to raise money for Macmillan. It has so far raised around £10,000, and inspired international events.
I’ve regularly featured on radio stations including LBC, London Live and Kerrang! Throughout 2006 I wrote and presented a monthly podcast show Sex Talk With I Dubberley for Audible. I followed this with a series of anthologies for audible released in 2008. I’m frequently quoted as an expert in magazines including Cosmopolitan, Elle and Company, have been involved with TV shows for all the terrestrial channels and various satellite channels, write for numerous websites including iVillage and am currently writing a fairy story.
Education Summary: Social Psychology degree: 2:1
English A-Level: Grade A