About and contact
I'm a writer and commissioning editor for print and digital, and somebody's mother - but not in that order.
Writing and editing on arts, entertainment, travel and lifestyle, I've contributed to newspapers including The Guardian, The Independent and the International Business Times and magazines including High Life, Condé Nast Traveller, Supplement, SPIN, Elle, MOJO, Women's Health, Men's Health, Eurostar Metropolitan, Gulf Life, Surface, N by Norwegian, and Selections.
My interviewees have often been actors (Kim Cattrall, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Eddie Redmayne, Damian Lewis, Mena Suvari, Dev Patel) and musicians (Ronnie Wood, Debbie Harry, Dolly Parton, Marianne Faithfull, Suzanne Vega, Goldfrapp, Brett Anderson) but also all kinds of people in the arts, politics (Roy Hattersley, Peter Tatchell) and public life.
I've also consulted on and created editorial content for the Living Wage Campaign, the Royal Albert Hall and MTV, and have been a guest speaker for the journalism MA students at City University.
Currently, I'm the Editor of MO Magazine and website for the Mandarin Oriental Group and a Contributing Editor of High Life magazine for British Airways.
Previously, I was Editor (English) of the Iberia portfolio of magazines, Editor of The London Magazine and Editor of Hotline magazine for Virgin...and I have been creating editorial one way or another since I was a 15-year-old self-publishing (then called 'photocopying') a riot girl zine.
Contact: sophygrimshaw at gmail dot com