Freelance profile

Carolyn Waudby

I'm a journalist with more than 20 years experience, now specialising in travel writing covering the UK, Europe and France. Whilst working as a staff reporter, I won a Newspaper Society Award for coverage of a flood disaster in Pakistan. I'm a Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University, specialising in writing for magazines. I also blog about cafes and culture at The Arts are another interest area. As a published and prize-winning poet I've written profiles on writers such as Simon Armitage,U.A Fanthorpe, Joanne Harris, Berlie Doherty and Danuta Reah. I also review books. See for examples of work.

Contact details:

Town: Sheffield
Region/nation: Yorkshire and Humberside
Country: United Kingdom
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Feature writerRates: Print media
ColumnistRates: Print media
Online journalismRates: Online/writing
Electronic publishingRates: Online/editing
from the Freelance Fees Guide.


  • Travel/tourism
  • Arts/entertainment
  • Food and drink

Major clients:

  • P.A Entertainment
  • Yorkshire Post
  • Britain magazine
  • Ink Publishing (easyjet Traveller, Wizz)
  • Fortean Times

Profile last updated: 2014-06-11 15:49:55

Extra information:

Curriculum Vitae


2003                     MA in Creative Writing, SheffieldHallam University.

1987                     NCTJ Proficiency Certificate in Practical Journalism 

1985                     Pre-Entry Certificate in Newspaper Journalism    


1980-1984             BA (Hons) French Studies, University of Manchester


Current - Freelance writer and Senior Lecturer in Journalism.

Travel Writing

Features for newspapers and magazines (Press Association, Yorkshire Post, Country Walking,  In Britain ,Fortean Times, easyjet Traveller, Wizz)


Writing of the first Rotherham Hospital Trust website 2000

Batmap Internet Guide to Sheffield 2001

Writing of the University of Sheffield History of the Fair children’s website 2003 


1994 - 2000            Columnist/Lifestyle/Consumer Writer, The Star, Sheffield

Controversial weekly column plus in-depth feature slot ‘The Saturday Interview with …’ Wide-ranging features on fashion, health and beauty, women’s issues and campaigns.

1989-1994            Assistant News Editor then Deputy Features Editor,                                  Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Consumer page. Deputy features editor. Newspaper Society award for coverage of a flood disaster in Pakistan.

1987-89                 Senior Reporter, Spalding Guardian/Lincs Free Press

Hard news, court, council, crime, and human interest stories. Some investigative work.

1985-87                 Trainee Reporter, Bracknell News

Worked up to the position of chief reporter. Carried out all the paper’s arts coverage including pop page, coverage of Bracknell Jazz Festival, art exhibitions.