This is a site primarily for commissioning editors, PRs and potential copywriting clients to see my work. I blog at Luxury Livvy writing about luxury experiences I have enjoyed. You can also look at my published work by clicking on the ‘cuttings’ tab on the home page or above. For copywriting services, please click the ‘copywriting’ tab.
BECOMING A JOURNALIST: I retrained as a journalist at Birkbeck College, London in late 2009 and started getting published while still on the course. In 2013 I completed the NCTJ in sub-editing and have worked with both Quark and InDesign.
WHAT I WRITE ABOUT AND FOR WHOM: As well as travel, I mainly write about food, lifestyle and health. I’ve been published in consumer magazines such as Woman and Home, Woman’s Own, Sphere and National Geographic Traveller and in newspapers the Daily Telegraph, Independent, the Independent on Sunday, the Daily Mail and the Daily Express. I also write for online sites, trade publications and pen reviews for hotels (www.hotelegraph.co.uk), restaurants and travel goods. I enjoy copywriting, especially if it is travel or food related.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: I have visited over 100 countries and most of the major cities in Western Europe, the USA and India. I’m a luxury hotel expert (see below) and also have experience of luxury spas and fine dining. A former delicatessen owner and self taught chef, I relish writing about food preparation and production.
LUXURY HOTEL EXPERT: I’ve spent the past two years helping to set up and run the luxury hotel brand Travel de la Creme (soft launched March 2014). By mid 2015, we completed phase one of the project, with over 430 hotels on the site, all visited personally by me. You can see our video here . I am available for luxury hotel reviewing, ‘mystery guest’ visiting or other luxury hotel guest consultancy work.
SOCIAL MEDIA: I’m a big fan of Twitter @oliviagreenway and have 3.5K followers. I run the Facebook and Twitter accounts for Travel de la Creme.
WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR IN 2017:
PRS: I’m hoping to find really good ideas to write big stories this year – so PRs if you have anything new with a unique angle – please ping me an email. In particular, I’d like to try Sri Lanka, Iceland, Taiwan, Vietnam, Sikkim and the South Pacific and revisit Austria and Luxembourg, both underrated. I’m visiting India several times, so any spin-off ideas welcome. But I’m open to anywhere if the story is good enough…
Editors: If you’d like to discuss commissioning me , or have a project in mind, please drop me an email: olivia at oliviagreenway dot com or try twitter: @oliviagreenway I’m sometimes available for freelance shifts. I work in InDesign and am familiar with WordPress.
‘Olivia pitches great ideas, consistently backs them up with interesting and lively copy – and always meets her deadlines.’
Jill Glenn, Editor, Optima Magazine
‘Olivia’s work is always immaculate and she writes with real flair. As an editor, I’d have no hesitation in commissioning her again: she’s lovely to work with and pitches engaging, clever ideas.’
Sarah Drew Jones, Editor-in-chief, Malthus Media
‘Olivia recently wrote two excellent guides to Bangalore for the Ten Group. One was for a luxury mobile phone brand and the other for members of our concierge service. Both guides were insightful, accurate and to deadline – the winning formula for any editor.’
Marcus Waring, Editor, The Ten Group.
‘I was lucky to meet Olivia on a press trip in Germany. I need to source top quality travel articles for our quarterly aspirational glossy magazine, and Olivia has become a reliable contributor whose work needs no editing and picture selection is spot on.’
Jenny Chapman, Business Editor, Cambridge Business magazine and Cambridge News.
‘I commissioned Olivia to write an opinion piece for Freedom magazine – a publication aimed at a mature readership. Despite a fairly wide brief, she provided me with exactly what I was hoping for in the first draft. The piece was provided within deadline and required no subbing – needless to say she is writing another piece for our next issue!’
Vicky Ferda, Deputy Editor, Freedom magazine.
Past and present clients
Mail on Sunday, Independent on Sunday, Sunday Express, Daily Mail, Independent, City AM, National Geographic Traveller, Morning Calm (Korean Air inflight), ABTA magazine (trade), Sphere Magazine, CNN Travel, the Independent, Travel Weekly (trade), Destinations, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, TTGLuxury (trade).
Food and Lifestyle
Woman & Home, Daily Express, Caterer and Hotelkeeper, Cook Vegetarian (Now Veggie magazine), Vegetarian Living, Savista magazine, LandScape, Woman’s Own, Woman’s Weekly, Candis. Restaurant reviewer for View London and Food & Drink Guides.
Online and copywriting:
St James’ Publishing house, Evenbase (Part of Daily Mail group), CNN Travel, Bespoke website (specialist luxury Indian travel), blog supported by Huffington Post, Princes Cruises and Travel2