Before becoming a freelance journalist (writing news stories, features and adfeatures for the Burton Daily Mail Ltd) Sarah spent more than two years working for the Burton Daily Mail Ltd. Her role as a reporter for the newspaper group between July 1998 and December 2000 included writing news, business, features and reviews for the Burton Mail, Uttoxeter Advertiser and Burton and South Derbyshire Advertiser.

Sarah was also the Ted Bottomley Award Winner (best newspaper practice section) in the NCTJ National Certificate in Newspaper Journalism exams in June 2000 and won third prize in the 1998 Young Financial Journalist of the Year competition.

WRITING FEATURES

Sometimes I smile published as a paperback book/resource on Amazon.co.uk Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com in Aug 2017;
Significance (on writing, inspiration, the imagination and more) published by Arachne Press have also published my blogpost Arachne Press in Aug 2017;
Wednesday Reflections/Sometimes I smile – weekly blog post series of poem biographies/life writing with discussion points and writing prompts;
Creative energy: how electromagnetic therapy inspired me – 3000-word Wellcome Collection commissioned article, photos and poem in June 2017;
What is a path but a form of gap? interview with Mark Goodwin published in Tears in the Fence, 65, spring 2017;
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a First Degree in Creative Writing on Agenda in May 2016;
Hear, Hear: A History of Shouting without the Histrionics a lighthearted article on Annexe Magazine in April 2015;
The art of poetry two-page feature article in Writing Magazine about using art to shape a poetry collection and generate a wider public interest in poetry in December 2010;
Writer finds perfect platform for poetry article/fiction story about using people-watching/eavesdropping creatively in Worcester News on Friday, October 29, 2010;
Because One Thing Leads To Another … Article on www.writelink.co.uk in June 2010;
A Write Heroic Role account and poetic journal of national poetry day as poet in residence at Worcester Oxfam Bookshop published in the Writelinker magazine Winter 2009;

OPINION PIECES FOR TELEVISION

Men and PMT used on main screen/daily show at www.yourkindatv.com on June 27, 2007;
Litterbug used on main screen/daily show at www.yourkindatv.com on June 20, 2007;
Virtual Morality used on main screen/daily show at www.yourkindatv.com on June 14, 2007;
Finding Mr Right? used on main screen at www.yourkindatv.com on May 31, 2007;

National Chidlbirth Trust Worcester & Droitwich Newsletter Editor

2004

OTHER CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Hair today…published in dna magazine, issue 2, identity-theme, in Sept 2017;

The Myopic of Me longlisted for the memoir prize in the New Welsh Writing Awards 2017

OTHER FREELANCE WORK

Sunday Mercury – Dec 2000 – travel piece
The Daily Telegraph – Nov 1998 – two week internship
Coventry Evening Telegraph – Easter 1998
Kulture Vulture (magazine) – 1997/1998
The Guardian – Jan 1998, Nov 1996 – articles in ‘On Campus’

STUDENT JOURNALISM

Gair Rhydd – 1997/1998 – theatre reviews and features
Freshers’ Guide – Spring 1997
The Word – Spring 1997 – features
Isis (magazine) – Jan-April 1997 – arts editor
Oxford Student – 1996/1997 – news and theatre reviews
– Nov 1994-June 1995 – drama editor
– Oct 1994 – June 1995 – theatre reviews