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Tom A.

Average rate
$30/hour
  • Joined August 2016

The frank voice of an experienced traveller, combined with an analytical eye and the precision of an academic.

  • Chiang Mai Roi Et Thailand
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Tom A.
Chiang Mai Roi Et Thailand

Experience

Summary

Began freelancing in April 2016, while travelling across India. Continued with travel writing in Nepal and entered into SEO-driven web copy and content while in Sri Lanka. Since being in SE Asia I have added health and food writing to my quiver.

Work history

Web copy and content, internet research, SEO, travel writing, blog writing.
I diligently research niche travel experiences and write the copy, which is formatted to a specific style and formula. I also compose original blog content for the site.
Adam Finan.
Travel Blog VA.
Website copy and content. Six original articles including: travel advice for the Wild Atlantic Way, practical guides for buying/selecting motorcycles and personally researched itineraries.
Fermented Foods e-book.
Based on my personal knowledge and interest in this health and food related niche, I researched and wrote an e-book on five ancient fermented foods for a client in South Africa.
Adam Finan.
SME's outsourcing content.
I was asked to research and write 4 original articles based on SME's outsourcing their written content. The articles aimed to give both sides of the outsourcing versus in-house scenario that all SME's face.
Travel Me Healthy
Travel writing, blog writing, SEO, content, niche topics.
Travel Me Healthy is a travel guide and blog similar to Trip Advisor that focuses entirely on health and wellness for those travelling off the beaten path. I write guides and blog content based on my own extensive travel experience.
Masseuse bio. Website content, creative writing.
Luc approached me to write a bio for his website. His journey from engineering student to multi-discipline masseuse has been an interesting adventure so I chose to write an extended and detailed account, divided into four parts.

Education

Accreditations

Roehampton University. London, England
BA English Literature. Graduated with 1st Class Honours 2009.

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 30hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Interests

Industries I love

Food Health & Wellness Philanthropy Photography Travel

What I read

Magazines: Smith Journal, Damaged Goods Zine, Boat.
Literature: Hemingway is my go-to.
Travel writing: Particularly the history of trade routes i.e the spice trade, Silk Road and Golden Triangle.
Online: Huff Post, Medium, Epicure & Culture.

Side projects

My partner and I travel the world sourcing interesting handmade cultural artefacts and the work of ethically minded contemporary artisans. We aim to open a shop-cum-studio in the next year or two; a veritable treasure trove that inspires and informs.

Ideal team

Small groups, specialised roles, experienced individuals working in their field. Likeminded people driven to say something of substance.