Freelance profile

Gavin O'Toole

Extensive newspaper background combined with academic studies on Latin America to PhD level, book writing, editing and copywriting. Flexible and prolific. I have been a staffer at the Financial Times (sub-editor, commissioning editor), Guardian (sub, production editor) and Observer (sub). I have written six books about Latin America. I have an MA in Latin American studies and gained a PhD specialising in Mexican politics. I write as a freelance for a wide range of news and specialist websites. I contribute as a freelance copywriter for PR agencies and individual commercial clients, writing financial and technical copy for reports and websites.

Contact details:

Street: 40 Grosvenor Avenue
Town: Carshalton
Postcode: SM5 3EW
Region/nation: London
Country: United Kingdom
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Telephone: 02082969323
Fax: 02082969323
Mobile: 07947257254


See suggested rates:

Feature writerRates: Print media
Subeditor or editorRates: Sub-editing
Book writerRates: Print media - writing books
Book editorRates: Print media - editing/producing books
Commissioning editorRates: Print media
ResearcherRates: Researcher
from the Freelance Fees Guide.


  • Foreign affairs and overseas
  • Politics
  • History
  • Social Sciences
  • Design
  • Industry
  • Finance and economics
  • Personal finance

Major clients:

  • The Observer
  • The Financial Times
  • Pearson Longman
  • Liverpool University Press
  • Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School

Profile last updated: 2017-11-07 11:55:14