Freelance profile

Susan Wallace

I'm established as a senior, full-time, freelance feature writer in regional and national British Press and women's magazines worldwide. My journalistic experience includes: True-life stories/Case studies. Psychology, (using my degree). Self-help/Personality quizzes. Health. Property. Women's interest. TV/Soap/Celebrity interviews. Supernatural real-life. Career/Work. Liverpool reportage. Freelancing/Writers' issues. Travel/Lifestyle. Off-beat. Psychology of gambling. (I worked six years in casinos – a one-time, teenage Playboy Club Bunny Girl!). I also provide advertising editorial - targeted, with a creative flair; edit novels for self-publishing authors; have talked on celebrity break-ups on TV; had my short theatre scripts performed and poetry published.

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Contact details:

Town: Liverpool-based, working nationally.
Region/nation: North West
Country: United Kingdom
Also find me on: LinkedIn
Telephone: 0844 330 8023

Skills:

See suggested rates:

Feature writerRates: Print media
Online journalismRates: Online/writing
Public RelationsRates: PR
Book editorRates: Print media - editing/producing books
ProofreaderRates: Sub-editing
ScriptwriterRates: Broadcasting
from the Freelance Fees Guide.

Subjects:

  • Women's issues
  • Media
  • Health and fitness
  • Consumer affairs
  • Advertising
  • Business and commerce
  • Celebrities
  • Humour
  • Crime
  • Youth

Major clients:

  • H.Bauer Publishing Ltd
  • IPC Connect
  • Emap Elan
  • Trinity Mirror Group Newspapers
  • The National Magazine Company

Profile last updated: 2019-08-01 14:14:15


Extra information:

Susan would like to hear from those looking to commission her to do some writing, edit a fiction manuscript or to tell/sell a new, true story. To that end, she has set out a portfolio here: 

Susan Wallace is a well-established, senior freelance journalist and feature writer primarily in national, British mid-market women's magazines, major regional and national newspapers and their magazine supplements. A former casino croupier, in journalism, she started out on a summer internship at Vogue in London while still a psychology student at Liverpool University and has traveled to gambling conferences in the UK (Cambridge, Birmingham, many in London) and Las Vegas - sometimes also doing travel writing e.g. Vegas, Paris, Germany.

She is a generalist with some specializations - such as sourcing, securing, pitching, interviewing and writing fascinating exclusive "real life", celebrity and health stories, This gives ordinary people who have had an extraordinary experience, as well as the famous and experts, a voice. Members of the public often get paid a fee when sharing their powerful, exclusive true story in a woman's magazine and Susan’s services are always free to them.

She has some supernatural real-life stories coming up in Take a Break’s Fate & Fortune October and November issues (out the month before.) Susan has done many dozen supernatural real life stories.

Susan's tv/showbiz back catalogue includes interviews with numerous household names, many from soap and screen. Her health articles include exclusive case studies, expert comment and state-of-the-art research/data - to inform, influence and improve lives. She also compiles high-quality, popular psychology quizzes and features (on relationships, sexuality, addiction, work, behaviour, personality, emotions, loves, lives and issues) using her psychology degree and expert/academic contacts.  She also looks to write illuminating profile pieces.

She has written on property and interiors for the Daily Express, the Manchester Evening News magazine and, in 2018, the Mail On Sunday.

Susan is a published poet and professionally edits manuscripts for authors looking to self-publish a novel. Another niche is writing commercial/corporate editorial and, as such, Susan is an award-winning advertising brochure writer. She blends her soft, artistic writing flair with achieving hard-nosed marketing aims,

Other writing areas of expertise include: true mystical/spooky/psychic/spiritual/supernatural stories; work/ career issues/psychological insights and solutions/ job profiles/entrepreneurship/work-life balance; freelance writing issues/journalism/writing ethics/digitalization/copyright and retaining rights/self-employment; women's issues; the psychology of gambling and its conferences - and other conferences; off-beat/lifestyle; rewriting material in technical instruction manuals in plain English, Liverpool, and more. 

She has a Masters degree in Screenwriting.

IF YOU WANT MORE DETAIL ON SUSAN’S WRITING EXPERIENCE, PLEASE READ ON:

MAGAZINES:

Bella, Best, Celebs on Sunday (The Sunday Mirror magazine), Chat, Chat it's fate, Company, Cosmopolitan, Healthcare, Healthy, love it! My Weekly, Natural Health, Pick Me Up, Psychologies, Radio Times, Real People, Slimmer, Take a Break, Take a Break's Fate & Fortune, Take it Easy (The Sunday People magazine), That's Life! TV Times, Vogue, Woman, Woman & Home, Woman's Own, Woman’s Weekly, Your Health, 3 mobile magazine.

Annabel, BIG! BBC’s Star, Catch, Eva, In The Know, Lounge, Number One, Me, (including front cover,) more!  Plus, Weekend, Woman’s Realm, Yes! with the Sunday People.

Susan has also done paid work for: the Sunday Times Magazine, TV Quick, and Cosmopolitan (USA edition) following a face-to-face meeting at the Cosmo/Marie Claire offices in New York.

Teen mags: B, Bliss, Blue Jeans, J17, Mizz, more! 19, Shout.

Also, Practical Professional Childcare (A Norland nanny), the Institute of Leadership and Management's, Edge magazine, The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) News, ScriptWriter magazine and the Press Gazette.

NEWSPAPERS:

National newspaper work includes: the Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Daily Record (Scotland), Guardian, Independent, Mail on Sunday, The New Zealand Herald. The Sunday Times, Times Higher Education Supplement.

National weekend supplements include: Saturday (Daily Express), Sunday (News of the World), Sunday Post magazine, Yes! and Take it Easy (Sunday People).

Susan has also had numerous articles published in leading UK regional newspapers and their supplements. Some of these articles have had photo by-lines, been full-page psychology columns or double page spread, three-nighter specials. Brackets () are used here to indicate where Susan has had around 20+ articles published in any given title: Aberdeen Evening Express, Aberdeen Press and Star, Belfast Telegraph, (Birmingham Evening Mail), (Bristol Evening Post and Seven magazine), The Citizen, Daily Post, Dublin Herald, (Eastern Daily Press 25+), Edinburgh Evening News, (Evening Echo, Cork, 50+), Evening Gazette, Examiner, (Glasgow Evening Times), Gloucestershire Echo, Guernsey Press and Star, Halifax Courier, Hartlepool Star, Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Irish News, Liverpool Echo, (Manchester Evening News and MEN magazine) (including front cover), Newcastle Journal, North West Enquirer, Portsmouth Evening News, Sandwell Evening Mail, Sheffield Star, South Wales Echo, Sunday Mercury, Sunderland Echo, Western Daily Press, Western Mail, Western Morning News.

ADVERTISING WRITING WORK:

Susan has worked for Anderson Consulting (Manchester), Creative Edge Design, Liverpool), Finch Partnership (Liverpool), Kaleidoscope Advertising and Design (Liverpool), Tim Neate Design (Leeds), Dutton Merrifield (London), Wordwide (London), Barrington, Johnson and Lorraine (Manchester). the Echo Arena and BT Convention Centre Liverpool, (ACCL), Crownhouse Publishing, Direct Holidays, Eurocamp, Granada Television, Liverpool City Partnership, Multi Media Arts television production company, OWNhome.com, the Mersey Partnership, The Riverside Group, Simply Be, SONY and a broad variety of private businesses/SMEs. Her full-page advertorials have appeared in the Daily Telegraph magazine, Weekender (Daily Mail) and the Liverpool Echo.

CELEBRITIES INTERVIEWED:

Susan’s celebrity interview list (some with National front covers) includes: Lysette Anthony, Jane Asher, Boris Becker (she went to Wimbledon - but did not pursue sports reporting), Michael Bentine, Beverley Callard, Todd Carty, Lewis Collins, Rosemary Conley, Ross Davidson, Terri Dwyer, Pam Ferris, Sheila Hancock, Jimmy Hill, Eunice Huthart, Ross Kemp, Carla Lane, Charles Lawson, Maggie Philbin, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, John McArdle, Paul McKenna, Sue Johnston, Taylor Kane, Matthew Kelly, Michael le Vell, Eddie Kidd, Simon O’Brien, Cynthia Payne, Kazia Pelka, Julie Peasgood, Denise Robertson, Monica Seles, Michael Starke, Una Stubbs, Dean Sullivan, Claire Sweeney, Owen Teale, Rita Tushingham, Paul Usher, Roy Walker, Emma Wray, David Yip. She's interviewed Alex Zane in London, meeting Emma Willis, and the late Sir Norman Wisdom in his house in the Isle of Man – who told her Cary Grant would have loved her! Plus countless other TV Soap Stars from Brookside, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, EastEnders and “behind the scenes” on various TV/film locations. Susan did research in the New York Public Library for “Uri Geller Magician or Mystic”. Susan also appeared on television talking about celebrity relationship break-ups in ITV1’s Celebrities Exposed: 50 Ways to leave your lover.

PSYCHOLOGY QUIZ/ SELF-HELP PERSONALITY TESTS:

Susan has a psychology degree with honours from Liverpool University. Her high-quality psychology quizzes/self help personality tests on Universal topics have appeared in the Daily Express, Bella, Company, Healthy, Natural Health, Psychologies, Take a Break, 19, Woman's Way, Lounge, Shattered, uk.tickle.com, handbag.com, and been syndicated Worldwide - notably Australia (Woman's Day) South Africa (Move!, Sarie and Fairlady and others), Mexico (Elle), India and the UAE. She has also sourced and written real-life for women's magazines in Australia -  that's life!  and Woman's Day.

TEL: 0844 330 8023 (Susan is owner of www.storieswanted.com)

 

 

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