I have written for The Guardian, The Times, Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Irish Independent and the Sunday Telegraph. My clients in consumer magazines include: Gurgle, Grazia, Saga, The Lady, Pregnancy & Birth, Prima Baby, and Practical Parenting. Online, I currently write for AOL Travel and Parentdish.



Heidi Scrimgeour

I’ve always wanted to be a writer but failing that, I’d have settled for a job on Blue Peter as the person who makes the here’s-one-I-made-earlier stuff. It took ten years, two children and one life-altering event to make me seize the day and embark on a career as a freelance  journalist.

I graduated with an English and Drama degree in 1998 and then spent seven years in PR roles, developing quite a shoe habit and attending glitzy media parties. In 2004 I graduated with Distinction from the University of Westminster’s Public Communication and PR programme, and gave up the bright lights of London in 2007 for life on the North coast of Ireland with my family. I went self-employed in 2008 and since then I’ve written for a wide range of national newspapers, consumer magazines and commercial websites.

These days, should Blue Peter try to woo me with the illustrious double-sided sticky tape, I’d have to let them down gently. I have the job of my dreams, and I’m told that infuses my copy with a touch of magic.


I am available for freelance commissions and copywriting assignments, and would love to hear from you if you’ve got a project you’d like to discuss.