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Aron, Abby

Live and Work Abroad

Abby Aron bought a house in the windy city of Essaouira on the south-west coast of Morocco, restored it and now rents it out to holiday makers. At the time of buying and building the house, there was nothing written about the buying, legalities and restoration processes of homes in Morocco despite the fact it was fast becoming a hotspot for property punters. Buying A House in Morrocco was thus borne of the demand to get to grips with a system that even many official Moroccans were unfamiliar with.


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Ashdown, Annie

Business

Annie Ashdown is one of the UK's leading NLP coaches specializing in intuitive coaching, and executive coaching. She founded The Self Confidence Centre in Harley Street and has a diverse range of clients both in the UK and USA, including celebrities, entrepreneurs, bankers, Executive PA's, diplomats and stockbrokers. It was after working through her own difficulties that Annie recognized the tangible benefits that coaching can bring to so many parts of our lives. Following a successful career in film and television, between Los Angeles, New York and London, Annie hit a rock bottom in her personal life, sparking a journey of self discovery making profound changes, and decided to change career direction in order to help others gain confidence, raise self esteem and maximize their potential. 


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and Jan Kelsall, Dennis

Walking

Dennis and Jan Kelsall are professional outdoor writers and photographers, contributing to various magazines and producing a weekly walking feature for the Lancashire Evening Post. They have a keen interest in the environment, its geology, flora and wildlife. Other titles produced by Dennis and Jan Kelsall and published by Cicerone are The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Walking in Pembrokeshire, and The Ribble Way.


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Ausenda, Fabio

Gap Year

Born in New York in 1957, Fabio studied at Cornell University and graduated with a Masters degree in natural resources policy and planning. Ever interested in conservation and humanitarian projects, he founded the Europe Conservation, a European non-profit organisation that specialises in providing volunteers to small conservation projects in developing countries.

Author of the best-selling Green Volunteers, the World Guide to Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation, he is also active in the humanitarian field and among the founders of the First Italian Ethical Bank.


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Alexander, Laurel

Careers

Laurel Alexander is a complementary therapist, a qualified reflexologist, nutritionist and a stress manager. She is the author of Everyday Calm, How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching Techniques into an Existing Therapeutic Practice and How to Turn Redundancy into Opportunity. She runs Wellness for Life, providing complementary healthcare solutions and a range of accredited and leisure wellness-related courses.


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Allen, Louise

Education

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Anderson, Michael

Business

Michael Anderson has advised and managed several small companies. He has invested successfully as a business angel. He is a Director of Business Plan Services and three other private companies, and gives regular talks on business plan writing and angel investment. Michael is a Sloan Fellow of London Business School.


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Alakija, Sarah

Education

Sarah Alakija studied at the University of Cambridge, reading Spanish and Portuguese for Part I of her Tripos and Law for Part II. She is currently Vice-Principal at MPW London and will shortly take up the post of Principal of an independent West London college.


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Andersen, Stewart

Stewart Andersen has travelled across Europe from an early age, and spent over 20 years living and working in Spain Stewart Andersen has edited such magazines as Homes Abroad, Homes Overseas and Overseas Property Professional. He still edits Overseas Property TV Magazine and writes on overseas property for a number of other publications.
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Bullock, Alan

Education

Alan Bullock, originally from Stroud in Gloucestershire, is a Freelance Careers and Higher Education Adviser with 35 years experience in London, Hampshire and Germany. He is a frequent contributor to regional and national conferences and widely known for his innovative approaches to advising on post-18 career and higher education choices. Alan is author of "Creating Your UCAS Personal Statement", the second edition of which was published in September 2011, and a member of the Institute of Careers Guidance, Careers Writers Association and Edward Thomas Fellowship.


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Brown, Belinda

Careers

Belinda is a fully qualified careers adviser, helping students decide their future career aspirations, and currently works as a careers counsellor within government. Belinda is also a trained journalist with many years’ experience writing for a range of publications including The Daily Telegraph, Ms London and Weight Watchers magazine.


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Bishop, Beth

Beth is Commissioning Editor for White Ladder, Crimson's parenting and family health imprint. White Ladder is the first choice for expert parenting and family health advice, promising practical and unbiased information on the issues that really matter. 


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Brown, Brian

Business

Brian Brown lives in Scarsdale, New York, after many years working in the finance industry and training finance managers, Brian Brown is now a full-timer writer and editor of books about business and money.


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Best, Brin

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Best and Sian Dover, Brin

Careers

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Barker, Caroline

Business, Careers, Education

Caroline Barker is a professionally qualified careers adviser specialising in giving guidance to school pupils, apprenticeship trainees and college students.


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Boothby, Dan

Live and Work Abroad

Dan Boothby has written and revised several books for Vacation Work including the companion title "Buying a House in Spain," guides to living and working abroad. He is currently living in Carmarthen, Wales.


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Brian Conduit, Dennis Kelsall

Brian Conduit was born in Birmingham and studied at the universities of Birmingham and Nottingham. After a career teaching and lecturing in history, he began writing walking guides books which cover most parts of Great Britain as he loves walking anywhere. Brian now lives in the beautiful Ribble valley in Lancashire and has written several books and many magazine articles on walks in that area. He likes combining walking with his other great interest- history- and many of his walks incorporate prehistoric remains, Roman villas, castles, abbeys, cathedrals, stately homes and industrial monuments.

Native Lancastrian Dennis Kelsall has long held a passion for countryside and hill walking. He has written and illustrated guides covering some of Britain’s most popular walking areas and has become a regular contributor to various outdoor magazines. Over the years Dennis has developed a wider interest in the environment, its geology and wildlife, as well as an enthusiasm for delving into the local history that so often provides clues to interpreting the landscape.


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Blyth, Derek

Live and Work Abroad

Author of Live & Work Brussels, Derek Blyth is a native of Scotland currently working in Brussels as a freelance journalist and writer. His articles have appeared in Wall Street Journal, Art News, European Business and The Independent. He is the author of more than a dozen travel books, including the Blue Guide Belgium, Flemish Cities Explored, and Brussels for Pleasure, which was described by British novelist Patrick Gale as wonderful. In addition, he organises literary walking tours for small groups on Charlotte Bronte in Brussels. Derek lives with his wife and four children in a renovated 19th century town house, not far from the street where Audrey Hepburn was born. He remains convinced that Brussels is one of the most interesting and liveable cities in Europe.


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Business Magazine, Growing

Business

Growingbusiness.co.uk is the leading online resource for entrepreneurs. They cover all the business news, deal news and business strategy information, alongside the latest business seminars and networking opportunities for small businesses.

Their practical, hands-on guides cover all the issues an entrepreneur will face when growing a business; from raising finance to business strategy and going public. If that’s not enough to inspire you, they also write up business success stories and entrepreneur profiles of hundreds of entrepreneurial heavyweights such as James Dyson, Anita Roddick and Peter Jones.

Each year their Growing Business Young Guns profiles celebrate young entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, unveiling the businesses to watch today that will be the household names of tomorrow. They also recognise fast growing business at their prestigious Fast Growth Business Awards.


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Brealy, Jackie

After having children Jackie started working in a school and went on to do an NVQ3 in child care and education. She trained in working with special needs children, and worked social services at a respite centre for special needs children. Her experiences with her own autistic child led her to write How to Help Your Autistic Spectrum Child, together with Beverly Davies.
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Burnett, James

Business, Education

James Burnett is Director of Studies and a careers and university adviser at MPW. He has written a number of the Getting Into guides and is a regular contributor to the education pages of national newspapers and specialist careers publications.


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Barton, James

Careers, Education

James Barton is a Director of Studies and careers adviser at MPW. He is the author of a number of the Getting Into guides and has given careers advice across a range of fields


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Barnett, James

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Bidder, Jane

Parenting and Family
Jane read English at Reading University and then trained as a journalist in Cardiff and London. She has worked on various magazines as well as features writer at Woman's Own. She became a freelance journalist and regularly contributes to The Times and Woman.
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Blaiklock, Jenny

Education

Jenny Blaiklock studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University, having worked as a researcher at the House of Lords for the Nuffield Trust. She spent 15 years in the advertising industry at McCann Erikson and Bartle Bogle Hegarty looking after clients as diverse as Levis, Smith&Nephew, Unilever, Liberty and Save the Children Fund.

She has since helped with fund-raising and event management for the NSPCC and Macmillan Cancer Support and is an advisor to a new charity, London Music Masters (LMM). The LMM Awards seek to help exceptionally talented young artists to further their professional careers while serving as positive role models, reaching new audiences and enriching their communities. The LMM Bridge Project is an educational initiative which identifies and nutures young children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to engage in classical music.

In March 2010 she joined Mander Portman Woodward to oversee their Admissions, Marketing and Oxbridge Programme. Jenny has four children who have attended or are currently at Oxford or Cambridge, so has personal and practical experience of getting students into Oxbridge.


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Bird, Jim

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Brooks, John

Walking

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Brian Conduit, John Brooks

Brian Conduit was born in Birmingham and studied at the universities of Birmingham and Nottingham. After a career teaching and lecturing in history, he began writing walking guides books which cover most parts of Great Britain as he loves walking anywhere. Brian now lives in the beautiful Ribble valley in Lancashire and has written several books and many magazine articles on walks in that area. He likes combining walking with his other great interest- history- and many of his walks incorporate prehistoric remains, Roman villas, castles, abbeys, cathedrals, stately homes and industrial monuments.


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Brian Conduit, John Watney

Brian Conduit was born in Birmingham and studied at the universities of Birmingham and Nottingham. After a career teaching and lecturing in history, he began writing walking guides books which cover most parts of Great Britain as he loves walking anywhere. Brian now lives in the beautiful Ribble valley in Lancashire and has written several books and many magazine articles on walks in that area. He likes combining walking with his other great interest- history- and many of his walks incorporate prehistoric remains, Roman villas, castles, abbeys, cathedrals, stately homes and industrial monuments.


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Bradley, Jonathan

Teaching & Guidance

Jonathan Bradley has worked as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in the NHS for a number of years. At present he works in the Adolescent Department at the Tavistock Clinic, an internationally famous clinic and training institution for therapists. Before becoming a psychotherapist he taught adolescents. He lives in London with his family, which includes teenage children.


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Bali, Karen

Karen is an ex-health visitor, and currently practices as a nutritional therapist. She is also a lecturer and a practitioner for HACSG (hyperactive children?s support group) and Foresight (a fertility charity).
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Blatt, Katy

Education

Katy Blatt is the coordinator of Oxbridge applications at MPW and she runs mock interviews for students wishing to apply to these universities. Katy graduated from Cambridge in 2006. Before joining MPW, the education specialists, she worked for both Tate Britain and the Museum of Modern Art in an education capacity. She currently teaches Art History and English as a second language at MPW.


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Borman, Kevin

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Berman, Kevin

Walking

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Benjamin, Kim

Business

Kim Benjamin is a journalist and editor specialising in issues facing online companies and entrepreneurs. She has contributed to a variety of online and print publications, including The Financial Times and Growing Business, a magazine for entrepreneurs.


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Boehm, Klaus

Klaus Boehm's career has taken him from a progressive school in Kent, through Cambridge University, brief spells with the Royal Artillery and Hotpoint brand management, setting up the Careers Research and Advisory Centre, and into the world of books. 


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Bloom, Laura

Gap Year, Miscellaneous

Laura Bloom is a writer who dreamed of travel since she first traced her finger across the pages of the family atlas.  The author of The Wedding Diaries: How to get married without breaking the bank and three novels, she started out as a Human Resources Manager before one of her own psychometric tests suggested she should write instead. 

Winning a round the world flight fulfilled a lifetime ambition that inspired The Grown-up Gap Year Diaries and offered the chance to travel to Africa, Asia and the Pacific.  Charmed by local tribes and long lost royal relatives, confronted by wildlife and hitting an emotional low after a robbery, she also gathered the experiences of a fascinating bunch of grown-up gappers aged from 30 to 70. 

Indonesia is her favourite country, Venice her favourite city and France holds the crown for the finest food.  Laura lives in Cheshire with her photographer husband and has one son.


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Borrego, Marie

Marie Borrego has worked as a Careers Adviser for over 20 years, supporting young people in schools and colleges with job and careers advice and planning. In 2005 she joined the University of Southampton where she has responsibility for the School of Health Sciences, working with student nurses, midwives and other trainee health professionals.


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Black, Mark

Parenting and Family

A 23 year old who got a 2:2 at university and then went on to take an MBA at the age of only 22, Mark Black saw that he was the youngest and least experienced person on the course, and by no means academically the brightest, so he devised a strategy for avoiding utter humiliation. To his amazement he came top in the first term. He and his twin brother - also on the course - developed the strategy further and at the end of the course they were the only two students to gain outright distinctions (equivalent to a first class degree). 


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Breen, Rozina

Teaching & Guidance

Rozina Breen worked as a senior producer for the BBC’s Current Affairs unit in London until very recently. She had worked on a variety of programmes for BBC1, BBC2, Radio 4 and also 5Live. She studied English and Drama at University College of Wales, Aberstwyth and also obtained a Master’s degree from the University of Leeds. When she’s not writing or making radio programmes, she paints by commission. She lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three young children.


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Bow, Sandra

Careers
Sandra has worked for over a decade on numerous cruise ships for companies including Cunard Crown Cruises, Renaissance Cruises, Louis Cruise Lines, Stena Line and Costa Cruise Lines. Her career as both a senior officer and a member of the entertainment department has taken her all over the world
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Briggs, Stephen

Teaching & Guidance

Stephen Briggs works in the Tavistock Clinic’s Adolescent Department. The Department provides psychoanalytic psychotherapy for young people with emotional and mental health difficulties. It also trains a wide range of people working in the UK and internationally in the field of mental health issues for young people. Stephen has written books for healthcare professionals about young people and infants.


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Bermont, Todd

Job Hunting

Todd Bermont is president of 10 Step Corporation, as well as a world-renowned author, speaker and executive careers coach. He uses the methods described in his book to secure recruitment success for clients and high profile companies.


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Bentata Azaz, Victoria

Travel

Victoria Bentata Azaz is an Oxford graduate, an experienced and locally based Green Badge Guide and a member of the Oxford Guild of Guides.


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Cross, Adam

Education

Adam Cross read Biological Sciences at university and joined MPW in 2003 to teach Biology and Chemistry, becoming Head of Science in 2005 and later Head of Faculty in 2006.


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Cherreson Cole, Adele

Careers, Teaching & Guidance

Adele Cherreson Cole began her writing career in 1979 on NME. She went on to edit the young women’s magazine Look Now and to work in a senior editorial role on Cosmopolitan in the 1980s. As a journalist and stylist she contributed to national newspapers, consumer magazines and specialist publications, writing on sex, relationships, health, beauty, fashion, interior design and travel, as well as news.

Since moving from London in the early 1990s she has managed a team of editors in a publishing company, lectured in journalism and media studies, and has extended her writing experience to include promotional material, websites, videos, presentations and books.

Adele lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and daughter.


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Chitty, Antonia

Parenting and Family

Antonia Chitty is an experienced and versatile researcher and journalist. She has published articles in a range of consumer and trade titles and writes non fiction books.She combines writing non fiction books with running her own PR Agency.


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Coles, Ben

Gift

Ben Coles is a freelance rugby journalist and passionate fan of the game. During his degree he indulged his passion for rugby by writing articles and blogs wherever he could. Since graduating he's continued writing for The Rugby Blog, a witty and successful rugby website running since 2007.


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Conduit, Brian

Walking

Brian Conduit was born in Birmingham and studied at the universities of Birmingham and Nottingham. After a career teaching and lecturing in history, he began writing walking guides books which cover most parts of Great Britain as he loves walking anywhere. Brian now lives in the beautiful Ribble valley in Lancashire and has written several books and many magazine articles on walks in that area. He likes combining walking with his other great interest- history- and many of his walks incorporate prehistoric remains, Roman villas, castles, abbeys, cathedrals, stately homes and industrial monuments.


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Conduit and Felicity Martin, Brian

Walking

Brian Conduit was born in Birmingham and studied at the universities of Birmingham and Nottingham. After a career teaching and lecturing in history, he began writing walking guides books which cover most parts of Great Britain as he loves walking anywhere. Brian now lives in the beautiful Ribble valley in Lancashire and has written several books and many magazine articles on walks in that area. He likes combining walking with his other great interest- history- and many of his walks incorporate prehistoric remains, Roman villas, castles, abbeys, cathedrals, stately homes and industrial monuments.

 

Felicity lives in the heart of Scotland, where Highlands meet Lowlands. She has a passion for the outdoors and shares her love of the natural world through her writing and photography. Her main interests are walking, mountain biking, active travel and local food. She has written hundreds of features about Scotland for magazines and newspapers, and several walking guidebooks. Roe deer and pheasants are frequent visitors to the garden outside her office window.


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Cannavan, Carol

Careers

Carol Cannavan has over 11 years experience as a journalist in the plumbing and heating industry. She was the communications manager for the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and edited the Institute’s journal, P&HE magazine. She is currently assisting with the production of HIP! magazine, a publication that is sent to final year plumbing students in colleges nationwide.


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Carr, Caroline

Parenting and Family

Caroline Carr is a hypnotherapist, life coach and author. Her work has spanned areas as diverse as theatre, television, education and the criminal justice system. She has spent many years running groups and one-to-one therapy sessions with a range of clients at her clinic.


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Cosgrove, Caroline

Caroline began her working life in media and PR and came up with the idea for & Baby Concierge a personal baby shopping service, while on maternity leave with her daughter Having gone through the; baby shopping experience and having discovered it was not the fun filled, exciting adventure she expected but actually quite a daunting and stressful one due to the vast choice o) products, it seemed obvious that a baby shopping service that helped you see your way through the baby products maze and make informed decisions was an essential requirement for parents to be today. Caroline drew on this knowledge for her book What to Buy For Baby
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Cox, David

David Cox has established himself as a leading figure in the international property investment industry and is the founding director of Property Frontiers. After studying built environment and economic development to Masters degree level at Bristol and Singapore Universities, David became a management consultant working with a range of FTSE 100 clients on high profile strategic issues.


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Caprez, Emma

Careers, Teaching & Guidance

Emma Caprez studied Design and Media Management at Thames Valley University, for her final project she researched, wrote and illustrated a book on the history of the Ealing School of Art and organised a follow up exhibition and reunion. She has worked on several research projects, including one on dramatherapy and the media and has contributed to university literature. She has written for international music papers and had her photographs published. Family experience of bullying prompted Emma’s concern in this area and she has written widely on these subjects.


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Cooper, Emma

Gift

Emma Cooper is a freelance writer, photographer and podcaster. She is a keen gardener and lives in Oxfordshire with husband Pete and three pet chickens - Princess Layer, Chewbucka and Cluck Skywalker.


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Cooke, Gavin

Gift

A life-long football fan, Gavin Cooke has followed his beloved Rangers to countries as far afield as Slovenia. Gavin holds a masters degree in history from the University of St Andrews and spends his spare time following football teams in Britain, Europe and the wider world.


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Crawford, Gillian

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Cooper, Helen

Job Hunting

Helen Cooper is a Fellow in English at University College, Oxford.


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Clarke, Jane

Jane Clarke is an author and director at the business psychology consulting company, Nicholson McBride. She has worked in consulting for over 20 years and her clients include London Business School, UBS and J Walter Thompson. She contributes to national newspapers, appears on TV and radio business media, and has written for the Financial Times, the Guardian and the Independent, a British daily. Clarke is also the author of Office Politics, Wired Working, and Resilience.


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Clark, Jenny

Education

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Cartwright, Jeremy

Gift

Golf enthusiast Jeremy Cartwright divides his working life between England and Australia. In the former he spends much of his time in Thame at the famous Oxfordshire Golf Club.


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Cooper, Jessica

Education

Jessica Cooper teaches English for Academic Purposes at Queen Mary, University of London.  She has a BA in History with Asian Studies from the University of Hull and MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Manchester.


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Caldwell, Leigh

Business

Leigh is a pricing expert and leading researcher in behavioural economics, writing the UK's most popular behavioural blog (www.knowingandmaking.com) and appearing as a frequent guest on BBC News. By background a mathematician and economist, he is the founder and chief executive of Inon, the UK's leading pricing consultancy.


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Carter, Lianne

Careers

Lianne studied Law LLB at Sussex University, graduating with first class honours. Lianne then worked as a legal consultant for Lawspeed Limited, advising clients on employment law and undertaking extensive legal research. Having decided that teaching was her vocation, Lianne now teaches Law A-level at MPW's London college


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Carvill and David Taylor, Michelle

Business

Michelle Carvill’s career path started at art school and she came to London in the early 90's to work for Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. Her enthusiasm for making a difference led her to work for 8 years with an entrepreneur setting up a UK legal network. She then decided to go back to business school to qualify her knowledge in business development and marketing. Following this, she went to work for a global consultancy, staying within professional services marketing - yet this time, working with accountancy practices.  Whilst she is a qualified marketer via a Masters, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Chartered Marketer - her biggest qualification is 'experience' - and she’s still learning. She’s continuously reading, researching, training, open to ideas and passionate about ‘the digital future.’ 


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Coates, Neil

Walking

Neil Coates is an outdoor writer and photographer based in Stockport. He is regular contributor to BBC Country File and Country Walks magazine as well as writing and revising several Pathfinder® Walks and Short Walks titles.


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Channer, Nick

Walking

Nick Channer is the author of 50 books, including several Pathfinder Walks and Short Walks titles in the south of England. He has also contributed to a number of regional walking magazines.


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Cobrin, Peter

Careers

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Craske, Peter

Walking

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Craze, Richard

Miscellaneous, Parenting and Family

Richard Craze was a full time writer with over 60 books published on a wide range of subjects including business, astrology, alternative medicine, Chinese culture, humour. Before becoming a writer Richard worked as a publisher.


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Craven, Robert

Business
As managing director of the Directors' Centre, the award-winning management consultancy company, Robert Craven works with the ambitious directors of fast-growing businesses who feel that they could be doing even better. As a keynote speaker his style is challenging, honest and goading; free of business school hyperbole he makes his audience think. Robert spent five years running training and consultancy programmes for entrepreneurial businesses at Warwick Business School. Running his own consultancy since 1998, he is now one of the UK's best-known and sought-after speakers on marketing and entrepreneurship.
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Child, Sally

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Christian, Susanne

Careers, Education, Job Hunting

Freelance writer/researcher/editor and fully qualified careers adviser who has contributed to: Athena, Odyssey, Occupations, Jobs4u, Working Ins, print journalism, marketing materials, training materials, technical authoring, research reports.


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Clawson, Trevor

Business

Trevor Clawson is a freelance business journalist specialising in fast growth companies, technology, new media, corporate governance, human resources and corporate finance.  He has written for a wide range of publications, including trade magazines, national newspapers such as the Guardian, Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday as well as corporate magazines.


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De Vries, Andre

Gap Year, Live and Work Abroad

Andre was born in Ghent Belgium, but grew up in the UK and went to university in Cambridge, where he studied Indian languages and linguistics. After university his first job was teaching English to the Iranian army in Isfahan; subsequently he taught English in Germany and at a Zen temple and local high schools in Japan. He has also picked fruit in France, been a cook in Belgium and worked in a data processing office in Cologne, Germany.

Since 2003 Andre has been a full-time translator from Dutch, French and German into English, concentrating on legal translation. He makes regular trips to Belgium and France to do research and to keep up with the latest developments in legislation and the world of business.


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Dixon, Beryl

Careers, Education

Beryl Dixon has worked for several education authorities and for the MOD, advising young people and adults on career and educational choices. She has written for The Times, The Independent and UCAS and is the author of several best-selling books.


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Davis, Beverly

Beverly Davies has been a journalist for over 25 years and has written mainly on health, family and parenting topics.
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Doughty, Caroline

Miscellaneous, Parenting and Family
Caroline worked for Reuters for 10 years. After giving birth to her first child Caroline joined Just giving before its launch and has been editing it on and off ever since. In 2002 .Her books are born out of her experiences of her husband?s death to Cancer, the illness and her life since.
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Dunford, Caroline

Parenting and Family
Caroline has worked as a book editor, journalist and freelance writer for many years. She continues to write fiction and non-fiction.
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Diehl, Daniel

Dan Diehl is an historian who really likes to tell stories. He believes that good story telling can bring history to life and make it both immediate and exciting for today's readers. Diehl has written 19 nonfiction books and more than 170 hours of documentary television scripts and he is always looking forward to the next project whatever it may be. 


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Doran, Hannah

Gift

Hannah Doran is a professional writer and editor. Born in Newcastle, she studied English Literature and History at the University of Oxford and has worked in publishing ever since. Hannah also volunteered at the National Childbirth Trust writing articles on How To Choose A Nursery and Top Tips for Travelling with Children. Hannah now lives in London with her husband and three young children where she combines motherhood with freelance writing. In whatever spare time she can find, she enjoys running, knitting, and her allotment.


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Dodd, Jenny

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Duggan, Jim

Miscellaneous

Jim Duggan is creator of TopSpurs football fan site: www.topspurs.com


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Duncan, Kevin

Business

Kevin Duncan is a business adviser, marketing expert, motivational speaker and author.


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Donnelly, Mark P.

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Davies, Owen

Careers

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Durrant, Tony

Walking

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Dawson, Victoria

Victoria Dawson has worked with children with special needs and their families for the last 10 years. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education, a Diploma in Counselling and has also worked for Scope. Antonia Chitty is an experienced author and journalist who has worked in the field of visual impairment for a number of years, during which she has developed an understanding of issues around disability and having a child with special educational needs.


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D. O'Connell, Vincent

Vincent D O’Connell is a Senior Partner with Work & People Solutions, where he leads the firms assessment and research services, curriculum development, training, and communications functions. He has more than years of experience in human resources consulting, management and corporate communications. Early in his career, he led a growing Employee Assistance Program in mid-western Connecticut, before starting a 10-year career at the Department Head level, managing marketing operations within hospital and managed care systems. Since 1996, he has been a consultant and trainer for a range of clients and industries from healthcare to pharmaceuticals to professional services firms. In addition to his current position with Work People Solutions, Mr. O'Connell has been a consultant with the Hay Group.


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Devlin, Vivien

Travel
Vivien Devlin is an arts, lifestyle and travel writer living in her home town of Edinburgh. She specialises in writing about Scotland for a range of media including The Scotsman and The Herald. She is also a judge on the annual Scottish Hotels of the Year Award.
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Evans, Cerys

Education

Cerys Evans is a careers Adviser and member of the Careers Writer's Association with 10 years' experience in helping young people make university choices.


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Ellis, Dianah

Education

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Elnaugh, Rachel

Business

Rachel Elnaugh is one of Britain's highest profile female entrepreneurs, at the age of 24 she created the market leading experiences brand Red Letter Days which went on to generate over 100million in turnover in the 16 years that she ran it, and in doing so pioneered the UK's 250 million experiences sector. Rachel shot to fame as one of the original Dragons in BBCTV's BAFTA nominated cult business show Dragons' Den. After the well-publicised crash of Red Letter Days in 2005 Rachel has been working in the small business sector ever since, inspiring, motivating and helping entrepreneurs to achieve personal success, she has She has acted as a judge for many business awards including'Accountancy Age','Enterprising Britain' and 'Women of Worth', has recently been appointed as an ambassador for the Prince's Trust, is an entrepreneur in residence at the British Library Business Centre,was presented with the IAB 'Champion for Entrepreneurship in the UK Award' for 2008 and also recently gave evidence to Parliament on how to develop an enterprise culture in the UK.


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Ellison, Robin

Business

Robin Ellison is Head of Strategic Development for Pensions at the international law firm Pinsent Masons as well as Visiting Professor at the Cass Business School at City University, Visiting Senior Lecturer at Kings College London and Chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds.


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Evans, Sara

Careers

Award winning freelance writer and photographer, specialising in wildlife & travel since 2005.


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Ebner, Sarah

Parenting and Family

Sarah Ebner started her career on the Daily Express, later joining The Daily Mail. She then worked as a producer and occasional reporter on Newsnight. Sarah has been shortlisted four times at the British Press Awards – most recently in 2008 as feature writer of the year. In July 2008 Sarah joined The Times as editor of their new education blog, School Gate.


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E. Kohn, Stephen

Stephen E Kohn is one of the most respected and experienced executive coaches in the country, having worked in this role with senior management clients for more than 16 years. Formerly an executive vice president at Paul Sherman Associates - one of the pioneering firms practicing executive coaching and performance consulting - Mr. Kohn now leads his own firm, Work People Solutions, based in White Plains, New York. His clients range from large global organizations (including Ernst Young, Dupont, and Roche) to small advertising agencies. 


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Education, Trotman

Careers, Education

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Fowler, Andrew

Gift

Andrew has been involved in railways since his teens, and can be found most weekends on one of several heritage lines around the UK, either in the cab of a steam engine or at the lineside photographing it. In his spare time he writes for a number of transport publications.


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Farber, Barry

Business

Barry Farber, practices what he preaches, writing from his own experience of running a business that markets products to billion-dollar corporations every day.


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Foster, David

Walking

David Foster writes about outdoor recreation and rural issues. His work has featured in the Daily Telegraph, Times, Independent and Express, and he also works for clients like Ordnance Survey and the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

A native of Surrey, he crossed the border with his wife in 1987 and has lived in Hampshire ever since. David’s New Forest and Isle of Wight titles are amongst Crimson’s best-selling walking guides, and he regularly helps to update other Pathfinder titles throughout southern England.


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Futures Foundation, Inspiring

Education

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Friedmann and Christopher Walker, Julian

Careers

Christopher Walker read English at university and worked in children’s theatre in Birmingham before joining the Script Dept of ATV Network. He was the Head of the Script Unit for Central Independent Television and worked as a script editor before becoming a television producer. He produced all 94 episodes of ‘The Upper Hand’ for ITV and has developed projects for Carlton Television and the BBC. He has lectured on situation comedy in Germany and the United States and is currently the programme leader for De Montfort University’s MA TV Scriptwriting, which he co-designed with Julian Friedmann in 2000.   

Christopher Walker was the Head of the Script Unit for Central Independent Television and worked as a script editor before becoming a television producer for ITV, Carlton Television and the BBC. 


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Fitzhugh, Karla

Education, Job Hunting

Karla Fitzhugh is a professional writer with over ten years' experience in the lifestyle, health, personal finance and youth markets.


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Fuggle, Sophie

Education

Sophie Fuggle is a writer and researcher specialising in continental philosophy, literature and urban studies. She holds a PhD from King’s College London and has taught in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, King’s College London and the Université de Paris Ouest.


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Fallon, Tara

Careers

Tara Fallon worked for five years as a personal stylist, including make-up application, before retraining as a careers adviser. Possessing a PgDip in Guidance and QCG funded by Connexions, she has now worked as a careers adviser for over three years so is perfectly positioned to advise young people on careers in this industry.


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Footman, Tim

Business
Tim Footman is the author of Welcome to the Machine: OK Computer and the Death of the Classic Album (2007), and a former editor of the Guinness Book of Records. He has lived on three continents but always seems to find himself back in south London eventually, he has written for many publications including: The Guardian, Mojo, Time Out and Bangkok.
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Guru, Balbir

Balbir Guru is a seasoned student recruitment and selection specialist in management education with extensive experience across top-ranked global business schools.


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George, Emma

Miscellaneous
Emma has worked as a TV producer making documentaries for ITV and the BBC. She written for regional drama series and has made various short films. She lives in Totnes, with her partner Andrew and their two children Zach and Daisy.
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Goodhard, Kate

Parenting and Family

Author of Crimson Publishing's Childcare: The Complete Guide for Busy Parents guide, Kate Goodhart put her career in book publishing on hold when she started her family 10 years ago. Previously, she had worked for Boxtree, Heinemann and Fourth Estate. She started writing for Angels and Urchins, a London parents magazine, five years ago and wrote numerous articles on children and families. Childcare: The Complete Guide for Busy Parents is Kate's first book. Kate now combines writing with the demands of her family and a role as a local school librarian. She lives in west London with her husband and three children.


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Gillian, Lesley

Travel
Lesley Gillian was born and brought up in Cornwall. Her articles on travel and lifestyle appear regularly in The Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, the Financial Times and Coast magazine among other publications.
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Gray, Oliver

Miscellaneous

Oliver Gray runs the UK’s leading consultancy service, energiseYou,  that works with companies to improve the health and wellbeing of their staff. He has over 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, with a varied career as a professional tennis player, personal trainer and NLP practitioner.


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Goosens, Richard J.

Business

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Giles, Stephen

Gift, Miscellaneous, Parenting and Family
Stephen is an author, playwright and journalist. He previously edited newspapers and magazines, worked as a columnist, reviewer, and football pundit. He has written extensively on parenting and is the co-founder of the website www.justdads.co.uk
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Griffith, Susan

Gap Year, Travel

Susan Griffith is the author of a number of acknowledged classics including Gap Years for Grown-ups, Taking a Gap Year, Teaching English Abroad and Work Your Way Around the World, which has been personally updated by her over its 13 editions. Born in Canada but now based in Cambridge, Susan specialises in writing books and articles for travellers who want to work and volunteer abroad.


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Griffith and Sharon Legg, Susan

Gap Year

Susan Griffith is the author of a number of acknowledged classics including Gap Years for Grown-ups, Taking a Gap Year, Teaching English Abroad and Work Your Way Around the World, which has been personally updated by her over its 13 editions. Born in Canada but now based in Cambridge, Susan specialises in writing books and articles for travellers who want to work and volunteer abroad.

Sharon Legg was prompted to write The Au Pair and Nanny's Guide to Working Abroad from her own experiences of working abroad with families.

 


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Graduates, Trotman

Trotman graduates recently left university, after completing their studies in many different subject areas.


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Hollingsworth, Belinda

Belinda has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in both Canberra and London.  She is an experienced CBT practitioner, working with a spectrum of cognitive, behavioural and emotional difficulties. She sees a wide range of people, helping them to develop skills to alleviate their distress and enhance their quality of life.


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Heap, Brian

Education

Dubbed by The Independent newspaper as the guru of higher education, Brian Heap is regarded as the UK's leading higher education expert. Brian is the best selling author of several key higher education publications and has had extensive experience in guidance work in the fields of careers, degree courses and entry into higher education; he was also a founder member of the National Association of Careers and Guidance Teachers. A well known and respected careers advisor and author, Brian has been helping students get into university for over 40 years.

Brian has an international reputation as an authority on British universities and their courses, his research commencing in 1969 when he revealed information, in the first edition of Degree Course Offers, on the practice of universities setting entry levels by way of A level grades. Since then he has written over 50 books on careers and university courses, his current leading publications being Heap 2011: University Degree Course Offers, Choosing Your Degree Course & University and University Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries.

He has been a regular broadcaster with the BBC for many years and has acted as programme consultant for several radio and TV programmes supported by four BBC publications. He has been a regular contributor in the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday press and for two years had a monthly column in the Guardian.

He was also involved in the establishment of the British University in Dubai and is on the Advisory panel. He runs his own private consultancy (the Higher Education Advice and Planning Service), and travels extensively in the UK and abroad lecturing on higher education in the UK.


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Harris, Catherine

Careers, Education

Catherine Harris is a freelance journalist. She studied at Edinburgh University and has written for national and local newspapers, including the Guardian, the Evening Standard and Sunday Mirror. She has also worked as a researcher in TV and radio at the BBC and in independent production companies. 


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Howes, Cathy

Education, Gift

Cathy Howes has worked as a writer for a number of magazines for several years and specializes in wedding features. After interviewing hundreds of brides and writing wedding features as Editor-at-Large of Wedding Day magazine, Cathy actually found herself organizing her own wedding at the same time as writing books on the subject. It was, she admits, the best luck a girl could have gotten!


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Hancock, David

Walking

David Hancock is an outdoor writer and photographer based in Kent. He has worked in Travel Guide Publishing for over twenty years and has written and revised several Pathfinder® Walks and Crimson Short Walks titles in the south of England.


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Hills, Debra

Education

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Haynes, Felicity

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Hovell, Gill

Miscellaneous

Gillian Hovell is an award-winning writer and author, public speaker and lover of Latin and a muddy archaeologist.

Born and bred in Surrey, and graduated in Latin and Ancient History, she moved to the Yorkshire Dales in 2003 and has been knee-deep in archaeology ever since. 'Roman Britain' is a glossy pocket guide to the history, sites, personalities and legacy of Rome's occupation of Britain.

Her first book, 'Visiting the Past' unearthed the archaeology that is hiding all around us and demand soon prompted a second edition.

Gillian's next book will demystify the Latin that enriches every aspect of our lives.

As a professional public speaker, Gillian is delighted to give lively, entertaining and professional richly-illustrated talks on archaeology, Latin and the Romans. Find out more on her website, www.muddyarchaeologist.co.uk.


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Hartley, Gregory

Greg Hartley and Maryann Karinch have collaborated on five books about interpersonal skills. Greg's expertise as an interrogator has led him into consulting roles with public and private sector organizations. He has appeared on many TV shows and contributed to a range a publications seeking his insights on body language.


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Hobbs, Guy

Gap Year, Gift, Live and Work Abroad

Guy Hobbs is a compulsive working traveller. After graduating from Cambridge, he picked grapes in France, taught English in Mexico, dressed as Father Christmas in Ecuador and played guitar in a bar in Peru.

Fortunately for him this rather disparate experience proved extremely useful in the research for his books. Guy?s words have found their way into a range of online and print media, though he feels most at home writing and editing books.

Guy spends what time he can in Spain, regularly contributes to Spanish Magazine and frequently gives talks at Spanish property and lifestyle exhibitions up and down the country.


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Holmes, Karen

Careers, Job Hunting

Karen Holmes has worked in many different fields, including teaching, PR, writing fiction and helping run a beach resort on an otherwise uninhabited desert island in the South China Sea. For the past 20 years she has been a freelance writer and editor, specialising in education and training. She has authored eight career titles including Careers Uncovered: Design, Careers Uncovered: Teaching, Real Life Guides: Creative Industries and What Employers Want for Trotman.

Find out more at her website: www.karenholmes.co.uk


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Houston, Kathleen

Careers, Job Hunting

Kathleen Houston is a working careers advisor, a professional career coach and trainer. She has experience of advising university, college and school students, as well as mature career returners and those facing the challenge of redundancy.

Most recently, she has shared her expertise on programmes for national and local radio stations, including regular appearances on BBC Radio 1 and 2 as a careers expert.  Kathleen is enthusiastic about helping people go for their dreams and has been successful in helping people do just that. She is also a web content writer and author of three other books, published by Trotman.

With her own varied career portfolio, she believes that she is living her own dream!


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Hall, Leaonne

Live and Work Abroad

An experienced journalist and writer, Leaonne Hall is an expert on the overseas property market. She has written extensively for a number of magazines and has produced numerous editions of the Red Guides to buying property all over the world. Author of Buying a Property in Eastern Europe she specialises in new and developing markets.


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Hatts, Leigh

Walking

Leigh Hatts has been walking the Thames towpath and exploring the river and Docklands since 1981, when he worked on the Thames Walk Feasibility Study – which resulted in the Countryside Commission persuading the government to designate the 180-mile route as a national trail. He also devised the 20-mile Bournemouth Coast Path, which now links the South West Coast Path to the Solent Way to create a 652-mile coast route from Minehead to Emsworth. Leigh worked as a reporter with the walkers' magazine TGO and as arts correspondent of the Catholic Herald. He is co-founder of Bankside Press and London's in SE1 listings magazine.


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Hughes Joshi, Liat

Liat is a freelance journalist and author; she has contributed to publications such as The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Independent on Sunday and writes regularly for periodicals including Mother & Baby.
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Hobbs, Mike

Careers

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Hill, Mimi

Gift

Mimi joined the knitting community a couple of years ago but is already an expert knitter making anything from giant monkeys to pirate themed mittens from only wool and needles. Most importantly she knows that receiving and giving knitted socks is worlds away from store bought ones, even if they are Armani.  


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Harris, Neil

Careers

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Hamish Brown, Neil Wilson

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Household, Nicki

Teaching & Guidance

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Hallows, Richard

Miscellaneous, Parenting and Family
Richard Hallows is a professional writer and has written three titles for White Ladder. He frequently gives presentations on writing, the experience of going green and the joys of becoming a husband. He is married with two children.
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Hughes, Sherridan

Careers

Sherridan Hughes is a chartered psychologist, specialised in career assessment, analysis and counselling - a proven career catalyst. Sherridan has been a career consultant for the last 23 years and has successfully helped literally thousands of people of all ages, occupational level, and educational and social background.


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Hughes and Natalie Sermon, Sherridan

Careers

Sherridan rose from trainee to managing consultant with a leading career consultancy, then started a competitor firm, which grew and broke even in the final three months, but which, underfunded for Kensington, failed due to start-up cash flow problems. Undeterred, and inspired by clients' positive feedback, Sherridan now consults from home. 

After finishing her English Literature degree at Lancaster University, Natalie went to work for Connexions Staffordshire in the Customer Services and Vacancy Unit. She then moved onto the University of Wolverhampton where after experience in the Student Office and the Business School she became an Assistant Careers Adviser. She works as the link adviser for the Business School due to her previous employability experience supporting business and finance students and graduates. She is currently undertaking a postgraduate qualification in Careers Education and Information in Higher Education.


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Heptinstall, Simon

Travel
Simon grew up in Devon, was once editor of the Cornish & Devon Post, is a member of the trust that owns Exeter City FC, and is a trained cider-maker. Simons? award winning travel writing regularly appears in: The Mail on Sunday, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard.
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Horner, Simon

Education

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Hodge, Susie

Miscellaneous

Susie Hodge is a historian, art historian, author and artist. With over sixty books published, she also writes articles, web resources for museums and galleries and gives workshops and lectures at various institutions, including schools and universities. She has an MA in the History of Art and is an FRSA.


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Hutton, Tom

Walking

It took Tom Hutton over 20 years to realise that he didn't look good in a suit and tie, and less than 5 minutes to resign from a successful career in sales and marketing to concentrate on his writing and photography. He's since won awards for his writing and his pictures, and has travelled extensively both in the UK and abroad. He contributes to most of the UK's outdoor magazines and he has also written a number of walking, climbing and cycling guidebooks. Originally hailing from Bristol, he now lives in the Cambrian Mountains, near Devil's Bridge, with his partner, Steph, and Labrador, Du


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Ivins, Holly

Gift, Parenting and Family, Travel

Holly studied at the University of St Andrews where she attained an MA in English and an M.Litt in Romantic Studies. She currently lives in London where she works in publishing and continues to read Jane Austen and other classic novels voraciously.


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I'Anson, Jeremy

Job Hunting

Jeremy I’Anson is a careers advisor with over 30 years’ experience in training and executive search including spells working in senior management roles with BAE Systems and as a Principal Consultant for a major US Executive Search Firm. He has written about job search and career related matters in the national press and was a regular panellist on the Next Moves column providing careers advice to readers of Computer Weekly.

For more information please visit www.totaljobsearchonline.com 


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Jolly, Adam

Business

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Jay, Anthony

Miscellaneous
Sir Antony Rupert Jay spent the first six years of his working life on a daily topical television programme called Tonight. Since then he has published two books on management, started up, with John Cleese, a company called Video Arts which made comedy training films for managers, and chaired it for 17 years. He went on to write two documentaries and with Jonathan Lynn and I wrote Yes, Minister. He also edited the Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations since 1997. He has written for The Times and The Daily Mail.
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Jellyellie, Jellyellie

Parenting and Family

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James, Judi

Job Hunting

A leading author with 20 published book titles, including BodyTalk at Work, plus regular advice/analysis columns in magazines like Zest, More, You and Heat, Judi is also a TV expert in the field of body language and behaviour, having had her own series Naked Celebrity, plus her own nightly slot on Ch5 News during the general election, as well as appearing regularly on Big Brother on the Couch.

Judi is also a high-profile name in the corporate field with 15 years’ experience running training courses across the UK and speaking at keynote conferences. She has spent several years talking to school leavers about job interview techniques and she has also fronted a government-sponsored adult learning campaign, talking about the psychology of learning and emotional issues involved.


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Jo Girling, Kate Street

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Jarvis, Katie

Travel
Katie Jarvis has written about the Cotswolds for the past 20 years and is currently chief writer for Cotswold Life magazine. Although she has written on travel nationally all over the world, she always returns to her first love: the Cotswolds hills.
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Jenkins, Milly

Careers

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John Brooks, Neil Wilson

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John Watney, Neil Wilson

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Jenner, Paul

Paul Jenner and Christine Smith are professional travel journalists and writers. They are co-authors of many travel and related titles, including The Traveller?s Pocket Bible and The Green Travel Guide. Paul and Christine left Britain fifteen years ago, initially living in France and now Spain, in a converted water mill just behind the Costa Brava.
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Jenner, Paul and Smith

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Jones, Roger

Careers

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Jay, Roni

Gift, Miscellaneous, Parenting and Family

Roni is a professional author for over 16 years and has written on a variety of topics from parenting to gardening. Roni prides herself on writing intensely practical and engaging books and has written over 60 titles over her career.

She is widely admired as an instinctive parent who handles tricky child issues with wisdom and inspired thinking. She has used this wealth of experience to write many parenting titles including Pregnancy for Beginners and The Cook's Pocket Bible.


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Jay, Ros

Parenting and Family

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James, Susan

Live and Work Abroad

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Kafetsiou, Athina

Athina Kafetsiou is a Business Psychologist with over 10 years experience. As a London Business School alumnus Athina understands what is required to secure admission into a prestigious business school.


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Kelly, David

Business
At 29, David Kelly is the Chief Executive of highly successful and fast-growing website design and e-business consultancy company Zeald.com. He leads a team of over 60 people and over the past 8 years he has had his hand in improving the websites of over 1000 different organisations.
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King, Deborah

Walking

Deborah King is an outdoor writer and photographer based in London. She knows the Home Counties area well and has written and revised several Pathfinder Walks and Short Walks titles in the South East of England. She also contributes reuglarly to national publications including The Times, Telegraph Media Group, Beautiful Britain and the Ramblers magazine, Walk.


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Kelsall, Dennis

Walking

Dennis Kelsall is a regular contributor to the Pathfinder® Guides series. He works professionally as a writer and photographer specialising in countryside walking and tourist trails, themed to interests in natural and local history as well as architecture.


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Kelsall, Jan

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Keaveney, Jenny

Careers

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Kate Street, Joanna Girling and Pippa Nightingale

Parenting and Family

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Kan, Jocelyn

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Kroto, Margaret

Education

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Karinch, Maryann

Greg Hartley and Maryann Karinch have collaborated on five books about interpersonal skills. Greg?s expertise as an interrogator has led him into consulting roles with public and private sector organizations. He has appeared on many TV shows and contributed to a range a publications seeking his insights on body language.
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Koch-Osborne, Peter

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Lane, Amy

Gift

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Lees, Bob

Careers

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Lomas, Brian

Business
Brian Lomas has run a Business and Training Consultancy for seventeen years during which time he has also written four business books and lectured at Southampton University?s School of Business. He has held senior management roles in the USA and UK culminating as Head of Marketing & Business Development for a major UK retailer.
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Lygo, Carl

Education

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Lester, David

Business

Managing director of Crimson Business, the UK?s leading supplier of information for small and medium-sized businesses, David Lester is an entrepreneurial expert. David worked as a journalist, then qualified as a chartered accountant before becoming an entrepreneur. He founded and built a consumer software company which grew substantially and was sold in 1995.

Since then he has founded Crimson Business and has invested in eight other medium-sized businesses ranging from distribution to mail order, technology and functional foods; he sits on the board of several of these companies. He is also an investor in several venture capital funds.

David co-founded Business Community Connections, a charity helping other charities work smarter with businesses. David is an ardent fan of Watford Football Club and is married with two sons and lives in south-west London.


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Lester and Beth Bishop, David

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Lester and Carol Tice, David

Business

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Leven, Debbie

Business

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Lucas, Erika

Business

Erika Lucas is an independent writer and researcher with a special interest in HR, management, small business and women’s development.  She has written for magazines including Professional Manager, Personnel Today and Human Resources as well as for numerous corporate publications, websites and blogs. Erika has also recently co-written a book on leadership for the new economy. 


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Lemon, Frances

Live and Work Abroad

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Lau, Hakwan

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Lees-Spalding, Jenny

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Lazarus, Jeremy

Business, Miscellaneous

Jeremy Lazarus is a certified NLP Master Trainer as well as a business performance coach with 20 years business experience. He has been coaching professionally for ten years and runs his own NLP consultancy.


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Leach, John

Business

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Lovegrove and Louise Bedwell, Megan

Parenting and Family

Megan and Louise are both 16 and go to the same school in South London. Their personalities are very different: Louise is more outgoing, whereas Megan is slightly quieter. Their families differ as well; Megan has a brother and is so close to her parents they are occasionally even compared to the Brady Bunch. Louise, on the other hand, is an only child, and while still close to her mum, is a lot more independent than Megan. They're both ambitious (a future vet and journalist!) And confident they'll be able to tell you exactly what you really need to know when dealing with a teenage son or daughter. 


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Letts, Sarah

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Lacy, Sarah

Business
Sarah Lacy is an award winning journalist and has been a reporter in Silicon Valley for nearly a decade, covering everything from the tiniest startups to the largest public companies. She writes a biweekly column for BusinessWeek.com and is co-host of Yahoo! Finance's Tech Ticker. She lives in San Francisco.
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Lucks, Stephan

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Mills, Caroline

Gift

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Maguire, Catherine

Careers

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Mills, Corinne

Careers, Job Hunting

Corinne Mills is Managing Director of Personal Career Management, the UK's leading and most innovative career coaching company. She has coached thousands of people during her career, on all aspects of career management, including those looking for a new role following redundancy or a career break, as well as those who are seeking promotion or a career change. She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development with an MA in Human Resources and worked for a number of years in senior HR roles before specialising in career management. Corinne appears regularly in the media advising on career issues including;Tonight with Trevor MacDonald, BBC news, the Guardian, magazines like Company, Esquire, Psychologies and Red as well as a wide range of industry journals.


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McHugh, Declan

Miscellaneous

Declan McHugh is a former professional actor and researcher who combines both sets of skills as one of London’s best-rated tour guides. ‘The Blood and Tears Walk’ and ‘The Shakespeare City Walk’ are widely acclaimed and Declan performs them to thousands a year from all over the world.


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Mann, Dr Sandi

Dr Sandi Mann is a psychologist with a journalistic background her main research interests are stress, emotions and emotion management. She has written several books including books on anger management and managing your and also contributes a lot to various media outlets as an expert psychologist, as well as a full time lecturer at UCL.
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Mann, Dr. Sandi

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Mills, Emma

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McCloskey, Erin

Erin has a degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Alberta and has written and edited several books and magazines focused on science, nature and travel. In 2000 Erin moved to Italy to collaborate with Green Volunteers and now lives in Los Angeles where she represents Biosphere Expeditions; a UK-based Conservation Volunteering Organisation. A keen traveller, Erin has written and edited many travel guides as well as collaborating on a significant number of nature guides and other works.
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Morton, Genevieve

Parenting and Family

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Meachin, James

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Megarry, Jaquetta

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Main, Laurence

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McAlpine, Margaret

Careers

Margaret McAlpine taught for a number of years in schools and colleges in the Midlands and East Anglia before becoming a journalist. Today she writes for a variety of publications and has a particular interest in writing careers materials for young people. She has three grown up children and lives with her husband in Suffolk.


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McMurdo, Margot

Walking

Margot McMurdo is  a member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, a fully qualified, self-employed guide, qualified to guide throughout Scotland. She is associated with Visit Scotland and a Member of the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides which is the only professional association for Tourist Board Registered Guides in the British Isles. She also a Member of The Driver-Guides Association, which is the professional Association of Blue-Badge Driver Guides.


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McCrossan, Moira

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Miller, Rose

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McKeown, Sally

Parenting and Family

Sal McKeown is an award winning special needs journalist and author of several books on dyslexia. She taught in schools and colleges for many years, working with young people who had problems with the printed word. Sal has worked for several government agencies and is now a freelance consultant.


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Marsh, Terry

Walking

Experienced author Terry Marsh has written 11 bestselling Pathfinder® titles and was Secretary of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild from 1993 until 2009.


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Nicholson, Dr John

John Nicholson has a doctorate in psychology from Oxford University. He is the author of 12 books, including How Do You Manage? How to make the most of yourself and your people.


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Neale, Gordon

Live and Work Abroad
Born in Kashmir, Gordon spent his childhood in India and at boarding schools in England. After obtaining a masters degree in English language and literature he worked for a Nottingham company in Italy for five years as inspector of sales and then switched to the business of restoring houses ? in England, Italy and Ireland. He settled down to marry a Donegal woman and opened an Italian-inspired restaurant in Ramelton on the shores of Lough Swilly in County Donegal, where he now has two grown up sons. Always returning to Italy, he was in demand for many years as a house finder and restorer, being involved in more than 30 houses, mainly in Tuscany. He developed skills in plastering, tiling and hard landscaping, and became an expert mosaicist. He also planned and laid out gardens and translated books, articles and brochures. Gordon continues with renovating homes and gardening.
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North, Jayne

Education

Jayne North is an Independent Education Consultant with 18 years experience in Careers Education and Information Advice and Guidance. She is an experienced writer and author on careers advice for 14-19 year olds and their qualification options.


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Nightingale, Pippa

Pippa Nightingale is a midwife and parenting journalist


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Owen, Cerys

Gift

Cerys grew up in the small town of Cardigan in West Wales, and went on to study Italian & French at Oxford University. During this time she was fortunate enough to spend time living abroad in both Turin, Italy and Nice, France. She then completed a Masters degree in Publishing, and has been working in the industry for several years now. She lives in East London.


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Oliver, Jamie

Business

Jamie Oliver studied at the University of Westminster, then worked as a journalist at the Financial Times. He went on to work in communications at UK Trade and Investment and as a speechwriter at the British Ministry for Business. He is now a communications specialist at Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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Philip Dring, Barbara Lynn and Jim O’Brien

Education

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Phillips, Charlie

Careers

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Phillips, Darren

Miscellaneous

Darren Phillips is the author of two previous books on Liverpool FC and and an acknowledged expert on the club.


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Penrith, Deborah

Gap Year

Seasoned traveller Deborah Penrith has worked on a range of titles including Working with the Environment; Retiring to Australia & New Zealand; Live & Work in Australia & New Zealand and Live & Work in the USA & Canada.

She is also the author of the definitive guide to setting up or buying a business in Australia; Starting a Business in Australia. Co-author of The Scottish Islands books; Scottish Islands - Skye & the Western Isles and Scottish Islands - Orkney & Shetland,

Deborah herself has personally revisited the islands for the fully revised editions of these comprehensive guides.


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Penrith and Tim Ryder, Deborah

Careers

When writing this book author Tim Ryder was helped by both his degree in ecology and his experience of work with Scottish National Heritage and in a tree nursery. Deborah Penrith is the author of several books for Vacation Work and recently trained with the Lake District National Park Authority under its Voluntary Warden Scheme.


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Pilgrim, Dee

Careers, Teaching & Guidance

Dee Pilgrim studied at the London College of Printing, and worked as an editor/journalist at Real World Magazine, copywriter at Helman PR and film reviewer at The Void. She is currently an editor/journalist for Upfront Magazine at Transport for London (TfL)


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Paul Redmond, Dr

Job Hunting

Dr Paul Redmond is Head of Careers & Employability Service at the University of Liverpool, and is one of the country's leading experts on graduate employment. Paul writes a monthly column for the Guardian, appears regularly on the BBC and lectures across the UK and overseas on the graduate labour market.


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Places Committee, Fabulous

Miscellaneous

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Postings, Heleina

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Pearson, Ian

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Penrith, James

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Plunknett, Jenny

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Price, Jonathan

Job Hunting

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Pierce Goulding, Karen

Miscellaneous

Karen Pierce-Goulding is one of London Walks' most experienced guides, with a special interest in royal history. She was recently voted one of the World's Best Tour Guides by Travel & Leisure Magazine


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Potter, Matt

Education

Matt Potter lives and works in London. He is an English for Academic Purpose Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary University of London. He has worked in many countries including Thailand, Ecuador, Portugal and Holland and has worked in HE in the UK and abroad for over a decade.


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Poole, Mike

Careers

Mike’s local government career reached executive management with a County Council. His second career is top level management consultancy, improving clients’ services, raising quality and reducing costs. In real life he is very happily married, lives on the south coast, rides a huge motorbike and directs amateur dramatic productions.


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Piumatti, Steven

Education

Steven Piumatti is a Director of Studies and Careers Advisor at MPW, a group of independent sixth form colleges. He runs a medical programme running work experience and interview preparation for potential medical students.


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Paddington, Teresa

Gift

Teresa studied for her degree and masters in history with the Open University and wondering what to do with her new qualifications applied to train as a London tourist guide. She completed the extensive course in 2006 and now holds the much coveted Blue Badge.


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Pybus, Victoria

Careers, Gap Year, Live and Work Abroad, Miscellaneous, Travel
In a prime position to write widely on the subject, Victoria has lived and worked in Europe, where she was partly raised and is widely travelled. She has written over a dozen books on various subjects including living and working and retiring in various European countries, working with animals, a craft guide to Britain, working in European and US ski resorts and adventure holidays. She has also written articles on living and working abroad for various magazines and travel articles for The Independent. Victoria lives in Oxford where she enjoys indulging her passion for foreign languages and cultures.
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Redman, Alan

Job Hunting

Alan Redman is a chartered Occupational Psychologist and Director at Criterion Partnership Ltd, who are experts in designing and delivering recruitment selection tests. They regularly work with blue chip companies such as ASDA and British Gas to produce market-leading numeracy and verbal reasoning tests for recruitment assessment.


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Ripley, Alison

Live and Work Abroad
Author of Buying a House in New Zealand and Retiring to Australia and New Zealand, Alison Ripley knows first-hand what it feels like to start a new life in a new country, having lived in Malaysia, the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Between writing assignments Alison Ripley works as a relocation consultant assisting clients moving to Australia and New Zealand. As well as journalism and non-fiction she writes screenplays and has a number of film projects in development. She has written Waves/Day Return, a short film drama that has been successful on the international film festival circuit and which was a finalist at Very Short Movies in Hollywood in 2007 and screened at Slamdance Film Festival in Utah. With a background in television production and an MA in screenwriting, she has worked for some of the UK?s leading independent production companies as well as the BBC and Disney.
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Robertson, Andi

Careers

Andi Robertson was born in South Devon in 1959 and educated at Kingsbridge School. He set up his own marketing and sales consultancy business in 1982. After 22 years of sales and management experience in London and then back home in Devon, he opted for a change of career and became a mature student. Getting a BA and the Certifi cate of Education enabled him to become a business advisor and lecturer. In 2001 Andi was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and a combination of personal and professional interest fuelled subsequent research and the establishment of the Disabled Entrepreneurs Project which helps disabled people start up their own business. He has also written articles on marketing, disability and small business issues for regional newspapers and national magazines and has won two small prizes for his short stories. In October 2006 his first book, Working for Yourself Uncovered, was published by Trotman. Travelling has always featured in Andi's life but he was always delighted to come home to the South Hams (Devon) where he was born, grew up and lives with his wife, Jane. They have four children: Laura, Rosie, Charli and Alex.


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Rashleigh, Andy

Travel

Andy Rashleigh is a qualified Blue Badge guide with extensive experience giving entertaining and informative tours in London. Andy has lived in London all his life with a fascinating career in teaching, acting and the theatre. He’s been nominated for playwriting and acting awards and has written a radio play for Sir Ian McKellen.


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Roderick, Ceri

Careers, Education

Ceri is a business psychologist and Partner at Pearn Kandola who has been working on selection and assessment for over 25 years. As well as writing books, Ceri is a regular press commentator on 'people' related issues in the context of organisations and business. He also works internationally and nationally as a leadership coach.

Ceri lives in Cowbridge, South Wales, which is the centre for his family and social life and where he pursues his true ambition to become (an increasingly elderly) rock star!


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Rana Conway, Dr

Parenting and Family

Over the past 18 years Rana has established herself as an expert in nutrition for pregnancy and childhood. She has carried out research at leading universities and given lectures on nutrition. As well as writing books and research papers, Rana is the nutrition expert for Practical Parenting magazine and writes for the NCT. 


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Russell, Kate

Business

Kate Russell appears weekly on BBC technology programme, Click, as well as being a regular on the sofa at ITV's Daybreak. She writes columns for National Geographic Traveller magazine, as well as curating a daily technology blog at MyWebDaily.com.


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Rose, Lesley Anne

Travel
Lesley Anne Rose has lived in and Lesley has lived in and around the Lake District for more than ten years. As a keen cyclist she has explored much of the region by bike. She also has a passion for the past and has spent many hours researching the Lakes? history. Lesley Anne is an experienced guidebook writer, lecturer in travel writing, and sits on the executive committee of the Outdoor Writers and photographers Guild.
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Rogers, Mal

Travel

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Roy, Malini

Gift

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Rosenberg, Michelle

Business

Michelle Rosenberg has worked with many entrepreneurs during her career as a b2b PR specialist. In 2005 Michelle set up her own media consultancy, Poppy PR, and today runs this from her home in Hertfordshire. Michelle has a range of media experience; from news presenting at ITN radio to children?s publishing at Random House. Having worked at Aurora, founded by Glenda Stone in 2000, the subject of women in business has long been of interest to her. Michelle loves historical biography, art galleries, cinema, books and spending time with her husband and daughters.


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Ripley, Mike

Parenting and Family
Mike is the author of 15 novels, and was previously a scriptwriter for the BBC and the Daily Telegraph?s crime fiction critic for ten years. He currently writes a monthly crime column for the Birmingham Post and regularly talks on crime fiction at libraries and festivals. After 20 years of working in London, he decamped to East Anglia and became an archaeologist. He currently works for the charity Different Strokes.
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Rees-Mogg, Modwenna

Business

Modwenna is a graduate of St Andrews University. She has two decades of business experience working in corporate finance in the City of London and in business angel investment and venture capital. She set up her own business in 2003 as an online media and live events business. From £1,000 of start up capital working out of her front room, she has grown the business to become the leading information provider and commentator on the business angel market in the UK. In the last two years, AngelNews has also launched Pitching for Management www.pitching4management.com, a live recruitment series which already launched in 18 UK cities and is rolling out into many more. 

She is a non executive director of Albion Prime VCT, which is quoted on the London Stock Exchange. 


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Rowson, Pauline

Business

An accomplished conference speaker, Pauline Rowson ran her own Marketing, Training and PR Company, and publishing business before becoming a best-selling crime fiction writer. She is also the author of several marketing and motivational books. Her books are sold around the World and have been translated into several languages.


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Rizk, Sara

Business

Sara Rizk studied at Kingston University then worked as a staff writer and editor at crimson business, before going to work as a digital media producer at NESTA. She is currently a Web Editor at NESTA


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Reily Collins, Verite

Careers
A leading writer on employment in the tourist industry, Verite Reily Collins also has practical experience of running Europe's largest temp agency for tourism staff and a training company for tour guides and reps.
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Smith, Andrew

Andrew attended the University of St Andrews, where in 2007 he graduated with an MA (Hons) in Modern History and the Alan Roberston Memorial Prize. He then progressed to studying an MLitt in Modern History, also at St Andrews, with which he graduated in 2008. From here, he moved to London to begin his PhD at Queen Mary supervised by Professor Julian Jackson.

Andrew’s research interests include Fourth Republic France and post-war modernization, as well as the history of Wine. His current research is underpinned by these themes, examining the relationship between periphery and centre in the politically charged atmosphere of the Midi wine industry. This research combines a study of regional nationalism (the Occitan movement) and occupational identity set against the vagaries of the wine market. The study focuses on the militant winegrowers’ organization the CRAV, who symbolize the convergence of blood and wine, with the processes and narratives which created them being drenched in both.


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Starkie, Ann

Job Hunting

Ann has over 10 years experience working in career guidance and runs an independent careers company. She has worked with fist-time job hunters and is a registered practitioner with the Institute of Career Guidance.


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Smart, Brian

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Smith, Christine

Paul Jenner and Christine Smith are professional travel journalists and writers. They are co-authors of many travel and related titles, including The Traveller?s Pocket Bible and The Green Travel Guide. Paul and Christine left Britain fifteen years ago, initially living in France and now Spain, in a converted water mill just behind the Costa Brava.
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Seager, Dr Paul

Dr Paul Seager is a psychologist at the University of Central Lancashire who specialises in the area of social psychology including topics such as social influence (including peer pressure) group identity, deception and conformity issues. He has worked with teenagers, delivering a number of training courses, including anger management and improving communication skills.


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Simms, Erica

Live and Work Abroad

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Sutton, Geoffrey

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Sharp, Gillian

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Smith, Hollie

Gift, Parenting and Family

Hollie was a commissioning editor on Woman magazine before going freelance after having her first daughter seven years ago. She has written features for a variety of magazines, such as Best, and Red, and newspapers such as the Mail, the Mirror, and The Times.


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Stannard, Ian

Careers, Education

Ian Stannard is the Head of Careers and Higher Education at Christ's Hospital School in Sussex, which is an independent mixed boarding school. The school sends 130 pupils a year to Higher Education.

Ianhas been in charge of careers for some time and is also responsible for the school's UCAS applications, CUKAS applications, Oxbridge and Overseas applications.

He was educated at King's College, London and is married with two children.


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Stephen, Ian

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Sims, Jack

Jack Sims is a translator, writer, lyricist and performer. He spent the first six years of the noughties living and working in France, mostly in Paris but also in Montpellier and Bourges. He is co-author of Live and Work in France, translator of Journeys and Journals: Five Centuries of Travel Writing by Farid Abdelouahab and is now based in Scotland.
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Sunley, Jane

Business

Jane’s career has spanned senior operational roles as well as leading three successful start-ups. Combining a pragmatic operational approach and fascination with people, she founded learnpurple in 2001 –helping cool brands and growth businesses get the ‘people stuff’ right. After designing and developing the perfect talent management solution, she launched talent toolbox™ in 2003, a multi-award winning software service, available in 12 languages and 22 countries.

Read Jane’s blog at http://learnpurple.com/blog/


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Sykes, Janette

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Spencer, Jessica

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Seal, Jodie

Live and Work Abroad

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Street, Kate

Parenting and Family

After having a family of her own, Kate Street was inspired to work in the parenting sector following a successful career in fashion retailing. Retraining as a journalist, she has now written for the parenting press for the past 8 years (as shopping editor of parenting magazine Junior) and currently contributes monthly pages. She loves trawling the globe for innovative, stylish products for children.


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Salem, Lionel

Business

Lionel Salem is a former Harvard Professor and author of The Most Beautiful Mathematical Formulas and Marvels of the Molecule. Lionel resides in the UK and spends time in Paris. He is also a Knight of the Leigion of Honour - the highest decoration in Frace!


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Smith, Lucy

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Streeter, Michael

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Sinclair, Michael

Dr Michael Sinclair is a Psychologist and Lead Clinical Consultant at City Psychology Group, London. He works with individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of psychological problems, including depression, anxiety and stress. An experienced practitioner, clinical supervisor and media expert Michael has published self help books as well as papers on his academic research.


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Streeter, Michael and de Vries

Live and Work Abroad

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Slim, Pamela

Business

Pamela Slim, a former corporate manager and entrepreneur, began the Escape From Cubicle Nation blog in 2005, to help frustrated employees stuck in corporate jobs. She quickly developed a dedicated following and attracted mainstream press such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, US News & World Report and Psychology Today. Her blog is growing rapidly and is syndicated by USA Today, Foxnews.com, Neilson, Hoovers and NBC affiliates across the nation. She is also a professional life coach, trained by columnist Martha Beck, and writes for Martha's blog.


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Skeldon, Paul

Business

Paul Skeldon is a freelance telecoms journalist, specialising in all things mobile. He is co-creator of the groundbreaking interactive ‘webizine’ Mobiledotcomms – which has reinvented b2b magazine journalism for the interactive internet and mobile web age. He is currently also managing editor of M-Retailing, the leading online news source for the retail industry and managing editor of Telemedia-news.com, the leading news service for the value-added telecoms market globally. He is also a regular contributor on mobile comms to The Wall Street Journal Europe, Internet Retailing magazine, Telemedia magazine and T360.


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Stafford, Petrouchka

Education

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Stock, Rachel

Business
Rachael has worked in publishing for many years, and has spent 15 years commissioning titles in a range of non-fiction subject areas, at all levels. She lives in Yorkshire, with her husband and two dogs.
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Smith, Roly

Roly Smith was Head of Information Services to the Peak District National Park for 13 years and has been dubbed ?Mr Peak District? by the local press. He has written a dozen books on his adopted home including the last two official guides to the National Park. Sheffield-born journalist Janette Sykes is a former features editor of Peak District Magazine and was launch editor of Peak District Life.
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Staal, Rosie

Miscellaneous, Parenting and Family
Rosie Staal is a journalist and freelance writer and editor. She divides her time between her home in a Dorset market town and her retreat in rural Le Marche in central Italy.
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Strafino, Sara

Sara Strafino is an admissions expert with a record of success in coaching peoople through the intensive admissions process.


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Startups.co.uk, Startups.co.uk

Business

Startups.co.uk is the UK's number one website for small businesses. Their writers include entrepreneurs and business journalists and their range of start-up books are crammed with real life examples and a wealth of practical advice from industry experts and advisors.


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Shillam, Tania

Careers

Tania Shillam is a careers advisor and plays violin for an amateur orchestra.


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Thomsen, Barry

Business

Barry Thomsen started his entrepreneurial career when he was only five years old. He decided that he wasn't going to sit for hours in front of his house and try to sell a pitcher of lemonade. He loaded two pitchers in his wagon and took them to nearby construction sites and sold out in fifteen minutes. By working on his own, he learned first-hand the importance of great customer service. Long hours and extra work never bothered him and learning from failures along the way set the foundation for future successful endeavors. After extensive experience in a variety of industries he started his current business which sells plastic cards, scratch cards and promotional items. During those years, he advised and helped many other small business people with start-up and other ideas to grow. He found he got a lot of personal satisfaction from helping others so he started a monthly newsletter called the Idea-Letter which has subscribers nationwide. He also started writing business articles, many of which are published in national magazines, newspapers, newsletters and on the AMA website. Many local groups asked him to speak about small business and solving problems Currently he has six published books on small business and the next one on the way. He now enjoys traveling around the country and world speaking to groups about his many successes and failures. He is also an expert on trade show and expo success after exhibiting and attending hundreds of them over the years.


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Thomas, Clive

Walking

Clive Thomas is author of the bestselling Pathfinder® GPS for Walkers, and is an experienced teacher of navigation skills using GPS, map and compass and digital mapping. He also regularly walks in Europe.


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Taylor, Colin

Careers

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Taylor, Denise

Job Hunting

Denise is a chartered occupational psychologist and registered career guidance practitioner and has had a very successful career working for a blue chip company. Her rise from clerical officer to Director in thirteen years is testimony to her ability to set and achieve personal goals.

Having left school with few qualifications she committed to years of part time study to gain a bachelors degree in psychology and a masters degree in occupational psychology. Personal development is important to her and to maintain her level of expertise in counselling successfully gained a diploma in counselling. Move to a more strategic role led to her continued study for a MBA. She has since gained a diploma in performance coaching and continues her studies through the Graduate School of Coaching.

Throughout her career her work has focused on supporting people to achieve career goals and indeed to define and understand who they are and what they want to be, acting as career counsellor, guide, mentor and coach.

In 1997 Denise took stock of her life and realized that while she had great career success her life was out of balance. She took time to enjoy life and decide where to focus. This was not to return to a corporate environment but to have a portfolio career. Denise now has a mix of working with organisations, particularly in the field of assessment and development and with individuals in all aspects of careers counselling, guidance and development.


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Turner, Eleanor

Live and Work Abroad, Parenting and Family

Eleanor Turner is the author of several books, including the annual Baby Names series.  She has a special interest in helping parents make difficult or unusual decisions, and giving families the tools they need to grow. Her writing subjects have included pregnancy and baby care, special needs children, gender equality, and ‘unusual’ parenting. 

Eleanor is also a freelance copyeditor and proofreader. Originally from the UK, Eleanor Turner now lives in the USA with her family.


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Thomas, Gwenda

Education

Gwenda Thomas has been writing for the student and graduate market for more than 25 years.

Her work includes features for newspapers, primarily the Daily Telegraph and Independent, and books such as Your GCSE Decisions.

The first edition of Students' Money Matters was published in 1992 - the year when the student loan was introduced and it has been in print and annually updated ever since.


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Taylor, Hugh

Walking

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Tobin, Lucy

Education

Lucy Tobin graduated from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University with a First in English in 2008. Now aged 23, she is working in London as a journalist for national newspapers including the Guardian, Sunday Times and Daily Mail and has written two books.


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Thomas, Madeline

Parenting and Family

Finance expert Madeline Thomas is a freelance journalist, and has written for a variety of publications including the Observer, the Independent on Sunday, and The Business. Madeline also worked at Reuters, writing about Personal Finance and investment.


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Thomas, Matt

Business

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Taylor, Nicola

Live and Work Abroad, Miscellaneous
Author of Live & Work In Scotland and Buying a House in Scotland, Nicola Taylor has two titles due out in 2008; Fabulous Places to Get Married in Scotland, and Live & Work in Britain. Nicola was born and brought up in the south of England and has lived and worked in various parts of Britain. She moved to the Highlands of Scotland with her young family in 1994, and set up a relocation agency, Highland Dreams, through which she helped many people from around the world to do the same. While in Scotland she helped to set up a weddings agency, enticing couples worldwide to come to Scotland to marry in its beautiful and historic surroundings, and has worked at many of these weddings in a variety of roles. Since moving south to Glasgow, she has kept her association with the weddings agency, and is now building a successful short-term lettings business, Glasgow City Flats, which provides accommodation for travellers, business people on short-term contracts, and other visitors to the city.
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Taylor, Samantha

Careers

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Trotman, Trotman

Careers, Education

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Ungless, Jenny

Careers

Jenny Ungless is a career guru for Monster UK & Ireland and also runs her own career coaching business, City Life Coaching. Jenny has more than 15 years experience of recruitment and people development in both the public and private sector.


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UCAS, UCAS

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Vincent, Alan

Education

Alan Vincent graduated with a French degree from Reading University. After teaching in Nigeria and Hertfordshire, he became Head of Guidance and Admissions for the North Oxfordshire Centre of Advanced Studies. Since 1994 he has worked as the Coordinator for the North Oxfordshire Learning Partnership. Until April 2004 he was also a SETPOINT, responsible for co-ordinating information based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for the new Learning & Skills Council area of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Alan is General Secretary of the National Association of Careers and Guidance Teachers (NACGT). Throughout his career he has made significant contributions to the development of careers education and guidance, for example through his involvement in training courses run by NACGT, ICG, CRAC, LEAs and other organisations.


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Vickerstaff, Annie

Parenting and Family
Annie is a writer, editor and copywriter and has written on a variety of subjects from parenting to travel.
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Vaughan, Greg

Gift

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Van Haeften, Kate

Education

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Viccars, Sue

Walking

Sue Viccars is a freelance outdoor writer and editor, specialising in southwest England, and especially Dartmoor and Exmoor. A member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild, she was commissioning editor for the equestrian, outdoor and countryside lists for David & Charles publishers for 20 years, before going freelance in 2000. She writes for a wide variety of magazines – including Outdoor Enthusiast, Beautiful Britain, Country Life and Exmoor: the country magazine – and has written books for Aurum, the AA and Frommers, as well as Crimson. She also does regular editing work for Cicerone Publishers. She has lived on Dartmoor for 25 years, and since spring 2008 has been editor of The Dartmoor Magazine.


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Walker, Alex

Miscellaneous

Alex Walker is a professional freelance writer and the editor of Lost That Lovin' Feeling, a popular Forest website.


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Wright, Anna

Business

Anna Wright is the Commissioning Editor of InHouse Executive magazine, the UK s leading magazine for the home-based and small-offi ce manager. Anna works from home herself and has spent many years working with home based businesses to understand how enterprise, technology and communication can all work well from home


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Wilson, Anya

Education

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Woodward, Gary

Education, Job Hunting

Gary Woodward is an independent career management consultant and careers writer. He has written many articles for careers magazines and websites, as well as for national newspapers.

He has significant experience of advising young people on job-hunting strategies as well as helping more experienced career professionals with their career development.


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Warner, Heather

Teaching & Guidance

Heather Warner’s working life began as a schoolteacher in a rural seaside village in Trinidad before travelling to the UK to begin a career in health. She completed her mental health nurse training in 1995 at the University of North London in conjunction with the North London Joint College of Health Studies (now a faculty of the Middlesex University) and later on trained and qualified as a Systemic family and couple psychotherapist in 2002 at the Institute of Family Therapy, London. Specialising in eating disorders nursing since 1998, she is currently the service manager and a senior clinician at the Royal Free Eating Disorders Service, Camden and Islington Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust.


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Watkins, Huw

Parenting and Family
Huw has worked in education, first as a teacher, then as an educational psychologist and later joined the Open University staff right at the very start of that pioneering enterprise. He is the author of over twenty books, all in the special education field, as well as a variety of teaching texts. After retiring from the University of Wales Huw started writing as a hobby, and has published fiction and non fiction titles
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Whiteling, Ian

Business

Ian Whiteling is co-founder of social media, web content and customer media specialists THREE-SIXTY, co-editor in chief of global live marketing web channel MEETINGS:review (meetingsreview.com) director, Design and Print Centre (www.dandpc.co.uk) His specialties include writing, copywriting, video journalism/ presentation, online content and marketing, social media.


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Wallis (edited by), Ian

Business

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Whiteling and Steph Welstead, Ian

Business

Ian Whiteling is co-founder of social media, web content and customer media specialists THREE-SIXTY, co-editor in chief of global live marketing web channel MEETINGS:review (meetingsreview.com) director, Design and Print Centre (www.dandpc.co.uk) His specialties include writing, copywriting, video journalism/ presentation, online content and marketing, social media.


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West, James

Travel
James is a 27 year old Australian writer and radio presenter. After working as a Foreign Expert in Beijing from 2005 to 2006 he completed a Masters in journalism at New York University. He currently lives in Australia where is produces a current affairs programme.
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Wiltshire, Jo

Parenting and Family

Jo started out as a features writer for the Eastern Daily Press in Norwich, and moved on to becoming a writer and celebrity interviewer for The Mail on Sunday. With the birth of her daughter Evie, Jo and her husband opted for village life in Hertfordshire and became a freelance writer, as well as a lecturer in journalism.#


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Whetter, Louise

Live and Work Abroad

Author Louise Whetter first worked for Vacation Work while still a student at Cambridge, England. After some years in publishing Louise is currently studying law at Oxford. 


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Woods, Mark

Parenting and Family

Mark Woods has covered national and international stories for the UK’s premier news agency, the Press Association; helped to bring a multi million pound TV company to its knees and is now Head of Creative for the charity Comic Relief.

He lives in south west London and is the proud father of Stanley.


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Wickham, Mary

Education

Mary Wickham graduated with an MA from the University of Glasgow and completed a Diploma in TEFL from the University of Reading. She has taught EAP and EAL at the University of Vaasa in Finland; Royal Holloway, University of London; Tamagawa Academy in Japan; Queen Mary University of London; and Renmin University in Beijing, China.


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Waterstone, Maya

Education

Maya Waterstone read Theology at King's College, London. Before joining MPW in 2003, she taught at Montessori level for four years. She is a qualified adolescent therapeutic counsellor.


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Wilson, Neil

Walking

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Whitby, Pamela

Parenting and Family

Pamela Whitby trained as a lawyer and travelled the world before embarking on a career in journalism. A mother of two children aged five and ten, she has lived and worked on three continents covering everything from the ICT and media sectors to parenting, relationships and business. Open-minded, analytical and an exceptionally thorough researcher, she is interested in how technology can be a force for change.


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Williams, Peter

Education

Peter Williams is a teacher and tutor with 13 years experience coaching 7-16 year olds, both in schools and privately. In order to meet demand from parents he set up his own private tutoring company 5 years ago. Peter specialises in tutoring for the 11+ exam and created all the questions for the Practise & Pass series.


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Williams, Phil

Parenting and Family
Phill has worked as a teacher and as an educational psychologist. Once retired Phill became a writer and has published work on a variety of topics. His seven grandchildren have given him great joy and inspiration for his work.
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Withers, Ray

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Wheeler, Tony

In mid-1972, Tony and Maureen Wheeler set out on a year-long trip around the world, with the intention of getting the travel bug out of their systems. After following the `hippy trail' from England across Asia to Australia, they recognised the need for a new sort of travel guide to suit the new breed of laid-back, independent travellers.

In late 2007, 35 years later, they sold the majority interest in one of the world's largest, most successful and best-loved independent travel publishing companies to BBC Worldwide. Lonely Planet Publications today has offi ces on three continents, with 500 employees, 350 writers, more than 500 titles in print and annual sales of over seven million books as well as a hugely popular website, a fully digital photo library and a television production division. Tony and Maureen Wheeler divide their time between homes in Melbourne, Australia and London, England.


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Wood, Vicky

Miscellaneous

Vicky is a Blue Badge tourist guide with a good knowledge of London and England and an absolutely consuming passion for British history!  When not working, she reads non-stop and travels throughout Britain.


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Wint, Warren

Business

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Youngman, Angela

Careers

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Yale, Pat

Live and Work Abroad
An ex-travel agent and lecturer in travel and tourism, she has been a full-time travel writer since 1990. Pat first visited Cyprus in 1994 and has been popping back ever since. Born in London, she lived in Bristol for many years before moving to Cappadocia in Turkey where she now lives in a restored cave-house with a multitude of cats. She has worked on many guidebooks for Lonely Planet and Holiday Which? as well as writing several textbooks for travel and tourism students. She is also the author of A Handbook for Living in Turkey which offers advice to expats following in her own footsteps. Additionally she writes for several magazines and newspapers in the UK and Turkey and co-authored the most recent edition of The Little Hotel Book, the guide to Turkey?s boutique hotels.
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Zajac, Camilla

Careers, Education

Camilla Zajac developed her role as a freelance careers writer whilst working in communications in the statutory and voluntary sector. She wrote for a wide range of careers resources aimed at young people, students and adults. Five years ago Camilla set up her own copywriting business and since then has written for communications and resources in the careers, and business sectors.


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