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Anna Tobin

Main Details

Full name Anna Tobin
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

home interest, property, interiors, media, family and babies, technology, travel, consumer, lifestyle, food and entertainment for national newspapers and magazines

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing, Radio
Last updated 24-04-2015 22:17

Biography

As my career path has taken me into diverse subjects, I am a versatile consumer and business writer, both on and off-line, and have come to specialise in the following areas:

Media and technology
I have contacts in these fields across the world. I write in-depth analysis pieces for the trade press and more basic explanatory features for the consumer press. I enjoy making complicated ideas easy to comprehend.
Clients include: The Guardian, Digital Home; Broadcast; Televisual; Digital TV Europe; Kids TV; KidScreen; TV International; Television Business International.

Property, homes and interiors and crafts
I work with photographers on interview-led ‘inside my home’ features. I write news stories; international property pieces; interior; home technology and planning advice features; and put together caption-led shopping copy, where I source the images. I also work as a stylist, styling homes shoots.
Clients include: Homes and Gardens; House Beautiful; Ideal Home; Your Home; Living Abroad, Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms; 25 Beautiful Homes; Real Homes; Inside Readers’ Homes; Perfect Home; Fish4Homes; The Jewish Chronicle; The Sunday Mirror Homes and Holidays and Exchanged – the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveryors’ consumer magazine.

From 2004 to 2005 I was contributing Homes Editor on Celebrity Homes.
From 2001 to 2002 I was Features Editor of House Beautiful magazine

Food and travel
I enjoy travelling and eating off the beaten track with my young family. Through my writing I hope to encourage other people to follow in my footsteps tempting them to experience different places and taste diverse foods and to travel far and wide with their children.
Clients include The Guardian; Ideal Home, Independent on Sunday; Olive; Trip; Living Abroad; French Magazine; and Boom.

Family, education, employment, finance and consumer issues
I draw on my own experiences as a new working mother to explore how varying social issues impact on family life and write advice features for expectant mothers and new parents. I write on education and employment from the student and the employee’s perspective. And, I also write investigative and financial features to make consumers aware of their rights.
Clients include: The Times; The Sunday Times; The Guardian; The Independent; The Daily Mail; Prima; Junior, Junior Pregnancy and Baby; UK Press Gazette; The Times Higher Educational Supplement and Workthing.com.