The Writers Behind The Course

Content from the pulse of the industry

The British College of Journalism has recruited an impressive team of award-winning journalists, photographers and travel writers to contribute to this course. They will provide you with a wealth of knowledge about writing for local and international media markets.

Between them, our contributors reveal all the secrets of the ultimate ‘dream job’, giving you the best chance of carving a successful career in travel journalism.  
 


Course contributors

The British College of Journalism has recruited many highly-regarded freelance writers, journalists and editors, who work in specialised areas of journalism, to assist you throughout your course. Their skills and experience, covering all publishing genres, provide you with an intimate knowledge of how to write just about anything, for anyone.

These journalists, authors and editors include:

  • SUSAN GOUGH HENLY
    Susan is the author of the best-selling app Australia’s Best Places. She is an award-winning photojournalist and travel writer whose byline has appeared in The New York TimesThe GuardianTravel & LeisureThe Toronto StarWine EnthusiastThe Sun Herald and many more.
  • MARC LLEWELLYN
    Marc was the former President of the ASTW and is now a Life Member. During his 15-year career as a travel writer he has written several hundred travel articles and two travel books: Riders to the Midnight Sun, and Finding Nino: A Sea Change in Italy, that won ASTW’s Travel Book of the Year Award. Marc is a writer for the hugely popular website Skyscanner, and is the director of a copywriting and content company for online and print media.
  • TIM RICHARDS
    Tim has been a freelance travel writer since 2004. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and on websites around the world. As a Lonely Planet author, he has researched several editions of the publisher’s Poland and Europe guidebooks, along with trade and reference books such as Lonely Planet’s annual Best in Travel guide.
  • JOHN BORTHWICK
    John has been a full-time freelance writer/photographer for 25 years, and has published several thousand illustrated articles in both UK and international publications, including Australia’s Weekend Australian, and the Herald-Sun. He has been named both Travel Writer and Travel Photographer of the Year in the ASTW awards on several occasions.
  • BRIAN THACKER
    Brian is an acclaimed travel author and has written nine books. These include the hilarious Rule No. 5: No Sex on the Bus, about his experiences as a guide on a tour bus in Europe. His books have been translated into several languages and sold internationally.