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Leon Poultney

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Full name Leon Poultney
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

A freelance automotive and consumer technology writer with over ten year's experience filing for national newspapers, international magazines and the world's largest websites.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing
Last updated 25-04-2016 16:19

Biography

I’m a journalist and writer with over ten years of experience, putting words to paper both physically and digitally for global brands, which include The Sunday Times, AOL, ZOO, ShortList & Stylist, Stuff, Metro and many more.

I’m currently a regular contributor to both The Sun on Sunday and Sunday Times Driving.co.uk, where I write about the latest and hottest vehicles. Regular readers of Metro will likely see my name pop up in Friday’s Connect section, as I review the latest smartphone apps and test the hottest tech. Or, if you’re obsessed with online, you can head to T3 and Stuff, where you can read my, erm, stuff.

You can also find me on a train heading for London, where I’m a regular at Redwood, creating content for Volvo and other clients, as well as acting as a consultant for eBay Motors and more.

Previous full-time roles have seen me edit busy entertainment sections, plan and launch automotive websites and oversee a creative solutions department for arguably the UK’s most successful lifestyle magazines.

In that time I have been shouted at by editors, almost stranded in Madrid thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo and locked away in a Latvian prison for 24-hours (it was for a feature, I promise) but copy has always been filed on time and to the highest standards.

The past few years have been spent specialising in the automotive industry, where I have gained a sizeable contacts book, but I can also be found contributing to a number of men’s lifestyle and technology outlets, covering everything from in-car gadgetry to celebrity interviews.

I am also a firm believer in multimedia and the importance of the modern journalist being able to understand video, the web and photography. That’s why I have invested many tiring years learning various CMS systems (WordPress, Escenic, Blogsmith, AMP), brushing up on basic video skills, purchasing good quality photographic equipment and undergoing basic Photoshop, InDesign and HTML training.

If that all sounds about right, please get in touch.