Sarah Riches

Lifestyle journalist

Location icon Afghanistan

I have 11 years' experience editing, commissioning, writing and subbing for magazines and websites.

Career highlights include:
Writing a travel guide
Writing for Conde Nast Traveller
Being deputy editor of Time Out Abu Dhabi
Being interviewed by BBC London and Radio 1
Having a magazine I edit shortlisted for a PPA Award in 2017 and 2018

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

Portfolio
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.

Abu Dhabi Week
Editor's letter

I redesigned and relaunched Abu Dhabi Week, which has a circulation of over 99,000. Radio 1 interviewed me on the day of the launch.

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.

Conde Nast Traveller
Going deep-country in Cuba

Following a trip to Cuba, I was commissioned to write this piece on family travel in Cuba.

London Almanac 2010
London Almanac 2010

I was commissioned to write this London guide. I divided the 90,000 words into chapters and sprinkled in 'insider info' - little known facts to raise my readers' eyebrows.

Where London
Great British talent

I interviewed the singer Katherine Jenkins and I got great feedback when I asked readers to suggest some questions on social media. 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
Face to face

While I was editor of Abu Dhabi Week, I encouraged my team to brainstorm imaginative covers. For this one, I sourced free images of Robbie Williams from his management.

At Your Service
The keys to success

I relaunched a newsletter for hotel concierges in London, renaming it At Your Service. I increased pagination, redesigned it and introduced new sections.

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.

Time Out Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi art fair comes to town

As deputy editor of Time Out Abu Dhabi, I wrote cover features like this one, sourced images, edited writers' work and signed off pages when the editor was away.

London Planner
On the right track

London Planner is Visit London's official magazine. I took the cover photo and wrote the feature for a client, St Pancras International, to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Abu Dhabi Week
48 hours in Manama

I organised a press trip to Manama in Bahrain. I focused on the side of the city most visitors don't see - a thriving art scene and independent venues. I sourced the photos myself.

Time Out Abu Dhabi
Gourmet Abu Dhabi 2014

Our in-house photographer was ill and we had no budget for a second. At short notice I persuaded another to work for free, sourced a venue and briefed a chef to create this cover.

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.

Zest
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, electric hot springs and jungle spas.

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