Posted on September 3, 2010
Along with journalism for magazines, I provide editorial for contract publishing, books and one-off editorial collaborations. I can be relied upon to find my own case studies and interviewees, and to deliver copy to deadline.
The Observer in association with Mercedes-Benz.
To provide two chapters for a book produced by The Observer in association with Mercedes-Benz. One chapter to be a first-person account of my Channel swims, the other to be a ghost-written article, for which I had to identify and secure the interviewee, conduct the interview and write the chapter.
When commissioning The Observer book “Summer”, Nicola immediately sprang to mind as a contributor. I follow her on Twitter and am inspired by her sporting accomplishments as well as her writing. Once commissioned, she did not disappoint. Nicola’s writing is sharp, fizzing with energy and a joy to read. She met every deadline, did a fantastic job of finding the perfect interviewee and her first person piece was nothing less than fabulous. She even agreed to face a freezing cold lake in early spring for the photo shoot.
I wouldn’t hesitate to commission Nicola again in the future.
Johanna Payton, Commissioning Editor, The Observer