About me

About me

I’m a qualified journalist who’s been in the business for nearly 20 years. For the last few years my day job has mostly been writing about beer and pubs, but I used to work in conservation (both as a journalist for the RSPB and as a practical volunteer) and before that I was a newspaper and radio reporter. I’m moving back into writing more widely on different subjects and this site is part of that desire, as well as somewhere to flex my writing muscles.

In my spare time I like a busman’s holiday, having a pint or two in good pubs wherever I find them. I’ve been a birdwatcher for more than 20 years and I also enjoy reading and walking – but not at the same time.

Freelance journo – seeks gigs

As well as writing for specialist/beer industry publications, such as the Morning Advertiser (in which I have a monthly column), my work has also appeared in  The Guardian, The TelegraphThe Times and various magazines. 

I’m also an experienced broadcaster and public speaker able to take on radio, TV and speaking gigs – contact me for details of my availability and fees.

Visit www.sophieatherton.co.uk for more about my work (I must confess the site is rather overdue an update!) or e-mail me: sophieatherton@gmx.com to discuss commissions.