Freelance profile

Meera Dattani

I'm co-editor of, an online travel magazine, a freelance travel journalist, and co-author of the Rough Guide to Cambodia. Bylines include Rough Guides, Travel Weekly, The Guardian, Telegraph and The Independent. I take part in panel discussions on radio and at travel shows/festivals about travel writing/ethics, and have run pitching workshops. I've been freelance since 2002. Previously, I was a senior editor at Virgin Media and in-house at Channel 4 News, Orange and IPC Media. I'm a fast writer, tech-savvy, and a meticulous researcher. Many winters, I take extended trips, filing copy from Uruguay, South Africa, Polynesia, Laos and others.

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Contact details:

Region/nation: London
Country: United Kingdom
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Telephone: +44 (0) 7939 245 957
Mobile: +44 (0) 7939 245 957


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Feature writerRates: Print media
Commissioning editorRates: Print media
Online journalismRates: Online/writing
Subeditor or editorRates: Sub-editing
ProofreaderRates: Sub-editing
ResearcherRates: Researcher
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  • Travel/tourism
  • Ethnic and minority
  • Environment and conservation
  • Humour

Major clients:

  • Travel Weekly
  • The Guardian
  • Rough Guides
  • Telegraph

Profile last updated: 2020-01-22 11:53:10


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Tracing family roots in Uganda © Meera Dattani Tracing family roots in Uganda
Reseaching family history in Uganda for a feature.
In Phnom Penh for Rough Guides © Meera Dattani In Phnom Penh for Rough Guides
One of many tuk-tuk journeys around the Cambodian capital, updating the Phnom Penh chapter for 2017's Rough Guide to Cambodia.
Cargo cruising in the South Pacific © Meera Dattani Cargo cruising in the South Pacific
View of the island of Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia from the cargo-passenger ship Aranui 3.