Associate Editor, Essential Marbella magazine. Writing 12 articles monthly for the Costa del Sol’s favourite lifestyle magazine.
Work Examples (click pink hypertext to read) © Essential Marbella magazine:
Consultant Editor, España Match, the Costa del Sol’s first micro-magazine for dating.
Editor, The Reporter. Responsible for the editorial content and direction of this popular monthly magazine, billed The Spanish Connection for Ex-pats, with a Málaga-to-Gibraltar distribution.
Associate Editor, Absolute Marbella. Staff feature writer for this glossy monthly lifestyle magazine.
Features for local magazines including Lookout, The Reporter, Costa del Sol News, Costa Blanca News and the Euro Weekly where Belinda’s weekly humour column, Rebecca Ridgeway: A Woman’s View, developed a cult following. Click the pink link to read her irreverent take on Marbella’s renowned Summer Season.
Copywriting projects for private clients including Ocean Village, Gibraltar; the Lería Property Group, Benalmádena; Atlas Build, Marbella; AV Premium, Sotogrande; and others.
1992-1998 SUNNY SPAIN, THE EARLY YEARS
Following an interview (see below) for the Daily Express with Ken Brown – then editor of Spain’s much-loved glossy expat magazine, Lookout – Belinda relocated to the Costa Blanca, combining freelance writing with running a restaurant. Read Eldorado Lives! – her colourful feature on the pleasures and pitfalls of expat life, published in Lookout magazine.
Feature Writer/TV Critic/Recruitment Section Editor for the Daily Express, one of Britain’s leading national tabloid newspapers.
Assistant Editor of Travel Weekly, the British trade newspaper, writing and commissioning features on the travel industry from five continents.
Marketing Manager for the Sussex-based Panorama travel agency/tour operator, responsible for advertising, PR, brochure & AV production, trade seminars and press trips.
Apprenticeship with the Evening Argus (Sussex) daily newspaper as a news reporter/feature writer, followed by promotion to Film and Theatre Critic.
One-year National Council for the Training of Journalists Course at Portsmouth Technical College. Famous alumni include editor Piers Morgan and broadcaster Anna Botting.
St. Mary’s Hall, Brighton. Qualifications: 9 O-Levels, 3 A-Levels (English, History, French).
Languages: Spanish, French