Susannah Hickling
writer, editor, PR consultant
journalist Susannah Hickling
Before going freelance, I was deputy editor of Reader's Digest magazine, in charge of features commissioning.

While there, my biggest success was the six-year long Beachwatch campaign, featuring an annual nationwide beach-clean. This grabbed huge amounts of media attention, including BBC TV news, and helped persuade the government to impose higher standards of water testing at bathing beaches.

I have lived in both France and the UK, and speak fluent French.

While I specialise in feature writing, - especially health features - I'm also an experienced press and PR consultant. In particular, I was press officer for a small children's charity and have also worked as Diabetes UK's regional media officer for the south west, giving media support for major health campaigns.