Portfolio of work

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Book Publishing

Examples of books I have written and/or edited include:


101 Brainbender Puzzles (Top That! Publishing), 101 Wordsearch Puzzles (Top That! Publishing), Flight School Megatastic (Top That! Publishing), Ballet Megatastic (Top That! Publishing), You Are The Star Ventriloquist (Top That! Publishing), Myths and Legends Sticker Book (Top That! Publishing), Children's Encyclopedia (HL Studios), Dinosaur Encyclopedia (HL Studios), 'Martin Chuzzlewit' by Charles Dickens (Peter Haddock Publishing), Hans Christian Andersen book (Tony Potter Publishing), Amazing Ships (Amber Books), Flying Start - parenting using NLP (Cambridge Publishing Management), The Bridge Player's Bible (Quarto Publishing) and Bake Me I'm Yours Cupcake (David & Charles).

If you would like to commission me for any books, email natasha.sones@hotmail.com

Travel

I have written for a variety of travel magazines, as well as editing several travel guide books. Examples include:


Easyjet inflight magazine (Ink Publishing), Yeahbaby! magazine, bmibaby inflight magazine (Ink Publishing), Italy magazine, Country Life magazine (IPC Media Ltd), Spanish magazine (Merricks Media), Destination France magazine (WW Magazines Ltd), A Place in the Sun's Everything France magazine, 

Portugal magazine (Merricks Media), Italia! magazine (Anthem Publishing Limited), Scotland magazine (Paragraph Publishing) and The Good Holiday Guide (Time Publishing).

Editing work includes Orlando Essential Spirals and Crete Essential Spirals (The AA Publishing), Edinburgh CitySpots, Milan CitySpots, Florence CitySpots, 

Vilnius CitySpots, London CitySpots, 

Rome CitySpots, Dubrovnik CitySpots, Venice CitySpots and Antwerp CitySpots (Thomas Cook Publishing).

If you would like to commission me for a travel book or article, email natasha.sones@hotmail.com

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Crafts

I worked as Deputy Editor for Crafts Beautiful magazine, the UK's market-leading craft magazine. In this role, I wrote and edited regular articles, features and step-by-step craft projects. I interviewed people, attended craft workshops and courses to review them, attended both trade and consumer shows, worked on several supplements and free books, moderated the website and forum and have generally kept abreast of the craft industry.


I have also edited a wide range of craft books for various publishers. These include:

Chic & Unique Beads (David & Charles Publishing)
Bake Me I'm Yours... Cupcake!) (David & Charles Publishing)
Just the Right Words (David & Charles Ltd)
Origami Jewelry (Quarto Publishing)
The Bible of Illuminated Letters (Quarto Publishing)
The Figure Artists' Sketch Box (Quarto Publishing)
The Pastel Artists' Bible (Quarto Publishing)
The Cartoonists' Bible (Quarto Publishing)
Vintage Gifts (New Holland Publishing)
The Complete Jewelry-Making Course (Quarto Publishing)
Holidays Scrapbooking Kit (Top That! Publishing)
School Days Scrapbooking Kit (Top That! Publishing)

Homes/wedding/lifestyle

Writing work includes features for Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom magazine (Essential Publishing), Your Home magazine (Essential Publishing), Period Homes magazine (Essential Publishing), An Essex Wedding magazine (Kline Davis Ltd) and Natural Health & Beauty magazine (Aceville Publications).

I edited a summer exclusive issue of What Pool & Hot Tub magazine for W H Smith. Built around outdoor summer living, the magazine featured articles about celebrities, swimming, fitness, picnics, summer style, fashion and outdoor furniture, as well as buyers' guides to pools, spas and hot tubs.

If you would like to commission me for a homes/wedding/lifestyle book or article, email natasha.sones@hotmail.com

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Business/trade

I have technical and business experience, having worked  for Euromoney Handbooks and Yearbooks and JCA Media Group. I have written for trade magazines such as Executive PA magazine, City PA magazine and Jewellery Focus.

I can ensure concise, clearly written copy to a house style, as well as the ability to re-write or adjust copy to fit space or changes.

Examples of work include: 

Euromoney Yearbooks - Renewable Energy Finance Review 2006/2007

JCA Group - Writing press releases, brochure copy and advert copy about agricultural machinery


City PA magazine (Solutions Publish) - The Art of Delegation

Executive PA magazine (Solutions Publish) 

Jewellery Focus magazine (Mulberry Publications Ltd):


If you would like to commission me for a business book or article, email natasha.sones@hotmail.com

Blogging

I have written many blog posts.  See example blog posts here.

You can see my Travel Blog here.

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