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Sarah Riches

Lifestyle journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

I have 13 years' experience editing, commissioning, writing and
subbing for magazines and websites. Career highlights include:

Publishing a travel guide
Being deputy editor of Time Out Abu Dhabi
Being interviewed by BBC London and Radio 1
Writing for Condé Nast Traveller and Wanderlust
Having a magazine I edit shortlisted for a PPA Award in 2017 and 2018
Presenting and producing YouTube videos for London Planner

I can use InDesign, Drupal, WordPress and Final Cut Pro. I'm learning photography and I have organised some shoots and reader events.

Conde Nast Traveller
Going deep-country in Cuba

Following a trip to Cuba, I pitched a piece on family travel in Cuba. The commissioning editor said my conversational tone was fantastic!

London Almanac 2010
London Almanac 2010

I was commissioned to write this London guide by New Holland Publishers. I sprinkled in 'insider info' to surprise my readers.

Time Out Abu Dhabi
Gourmet Abu Dhabi 2014

I organised this photo shoot. I commissioned a photographer, found a venue and briefed the chef to create this dish.

Time Out Doha
Do you wanna dance?

Comical musings on some of the bad dancing I have witnessed over the years - and how it inspired me to take lessons.

Where London
Great British talent

I interviewed the singer Katherine Jenkins and I got great feedback when I asked readers to suggest questions on twitter. Credit: David Venni.

Explore Paddington
Hazy shade of winter

I edit Explore Paddington, which was shortlisted for best customer magazine at the PPA Awards in 2017 and 2018.

Abu Dhabi Week
48 hours in Manama

I organised a press trip to Manama in Bahrain and wrote this feature about the city's thriving art scene and independent venues.

Market Life
Al fresco picnics

I was commissioned to write this piece on French, Italian and British produce for Borough Market's magazine Market Life.

London Planner
On the right track

I'm deputy editor of London Planner, Visit London's official magazine. I took this cover photo and wrote the feature for a client.

Time Out Abu Dhabi
Feel the burn

The singer and TV talent judge Dannii Minogue tweeted that she was inspired by this cover feature after reading it while visiting Abu Dhabi.

My South Bank
Ray of light

I edit My South Bank, a customer magazine for South Bank Business Improvement District. This is the launch issue.

At Your Service
The keys to success

I edit At Your Service, a biannual magazine for hotel concierges in London. I redesigned and relaunched it, adding new sections.

Eco conscious Costa Rica

At Zest I was known for my original ideas and new angles on existing ones. I wrote about cycle ziplines, face yoga and electric hot springs.

Abu Dhabi Week
Face to face

As editor of Abu Dhabi Week (now Abu Dhabi World), I redesigned the magazine, which has a circulation of over 99,000. Radio 1 interviewed me on the day of the launch.

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