Marie is the owner of Good As Gold. She has a first-class honours degree in English from the University of Leeds, where she was awarded the Canon JS Purvis prize for English Language studies. Upon graduating, Marie wrote for BabyCentre UK and the Good Spa Guide. She freelanced in Singapore, writing for magazines, editing books in a publishing house, and teaching English enrichment classes in local schools.
Outside of work, Marie’s travel writing has been published in the Eastern Daily Press, Independent on Sunday, Irish Independent, Telegraph and BBC Countryfile magazine. She’s a former winner of the Bradt/Independent on Sunday travel-writing competition and the author of Slow Travel: Shropshire. Marie lives in south Birmingham with her husband and two small children, and they travel as much as they can. Contact Marie.
“Shropshire Hills Tourism has been involved with Marie for some time as she wrote the definitive guidebook to Shropshire and involved our members in finding their special places. Marie cheerfully gave of her time to communicate and interact with our members at various gatherings. We were so impressed with Marie’s writing style that some of her text was cited as the prime example of expressing our new brand. Subsequently Marie was commissioned to write the copy for our annual Days Out brochure and delivered on time and exactly as required. Once the document was completed she also proofed the whole thing and ensured it was of the best quality we could achieve. We look forward to working with her again in the future and would definitely recommend her.” – Paul Davis, Shropshire Hills Tourism
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