Features and Articles

"Michelle has written for Limited Edition for three years. Copy always comes in on time, together with relevant photographs, and we get exactly what has been agreed. One part of the magazine I never have to worry about!"

 Carol Hinett, Editor, Limited Edition

I specialise in writing features and articles about history and heritage, homes and interiors, education, the environment and children’s referenceIn the course of my freelance writing, I have written about a huge variety of subjects – everything from criminal ancestors, Scouting and baby’s bathtime through to choosing carpets, going green and Victorian Christmas cards.  These are some of the publications I have written for:

AncestorsAntiques & CollectablesAquila
BBC HistoryBest of BritishDiscover My Past
EKBBExchangedThe Express
Family ActiveFamily History MonthlyFamily Tree
HomeStyleThe LadyLimited Edition
Move to the CountryMy WeeklyNew England Antiques Journal
Period House Rooms & Living Take A Break
The Times Educational SupplementWho Do You Think You Are? Writing Magazine

History and heritage features

My very first freelance features were about history and heritage, celebrating Britain's rich and colourful past.  These features are often linked with my social history books, family history, historical anniversaries or historic places to visit. 

Click on the links below to view examples of my history and heritage features.

History Introduction of 999 service, BBC History
   Chamber of ghosts, BBC History

Homes and interiors features

I have written homes and interiors features since 1996 for a wide range of publications.  The types of features vary from buyer’s guides, creating a specific look, general round-ups and readers’ homes.

Click on the links below to view examples of my homes and interiors features.

 Interiors 'Haven for Baby', You and Your Family
   'Floor Show', Exchanged Online

Education and children’s features

As a former primary school teacher, I have a particular interest in educational topics, especially environmental education and PSHE.  I also write non-fiction features for the children’s magazine AquilaClick on the links below to view examples of my education and children's features.
 
Click on the links below to view examples of my education and children's features.
 
 Education I Spy Nature, TES Magazine 
 Children's non-fiction Energy Expert, Aquila 
  Captain Cook p1, Aquila
  Captain Cook p2, Aquila

Environmental features

My interest in the environment has grown since I started working as a field teacher at the Dudley Environment Zone.  While the environment is currently a topical subject, I believe it will continue to be so in years to come.  For two years, I wrote a green column for Period House which encouraged readers to go green at home.

Click on the links below to view examples of my environmental features.

 The environment Recycling, Period House 
 
Please contact me if you would like to find out more about my features or if you have a feature you’d like me to write!
 
 
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