- Dundee, GB
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I am a journalist with more than 20 years of experience. I have been a writer, editor, sub-editor and commissioning editor. I am also involved in magazine design and have experiencemore...I am a journalist with more than 20 years of experience. I have been a writer, editor, sub-editor and commissioning editor. I am also involved in magazine design and have experience of writing press releases and biographies.
Area Covered: UK
Work Experience Summary: Lorraine Wilson is a freelance journalist working from Dundee, on the east coast of Scotland.
Following a noble tradition, she started her journey in journalism with hometown publisher DC Thomson. As a crack writer of horoscopes and amusing quizzes, she quickly made her way on to the staff of teenage magazines such as Patches, and the flagship Jackie.
Following a brief spell working in London (nice for a visit, wouldn't want to live there) at Express Newspapers (Daily Star) and IPC Magazines (Number One), she was invited back to the DC family in Dundee to work on new magazine launch projects and eventually went on to edit the music magazine spin-off from Jackie.
When New Kids on the Block blighted the landscape, it was time to leave the teenage world behind. A curiosity about news was satisfied (and crushed) by a short time working as a sub-editor with the daily newspaper, The Courier.
This was followed by a move to Glasgow and eight years of production, writing and commissioning in the features department of Scottish national daily newspaper, The Herald.
In 2001, she packed up her knotted hankie on a stick and ventured into freelance land. Since then she has been a contributor (under various guises) to The Herald, Sunday Herald, The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and the Scottish Daily Mail. Magazine work includes Spain magazine, Trip magazine, the Scottish Wedding Directory, Edinburgh Festivals magazine, Caledonia and in house publications.
Her online work includes being part of a small team updating the Hilton Hotels websites, launch editor of www.fitfuture.co.uk, which hopes to encourage teenagers to adopt a healthy lifestyle, and contributions to Channel 4's 4Talent website.
She loves to write but also talks, as a contributor to Radio Scotland and Radio 5 Live, and also has voiceover experience.