Gemma Childe

News Editor

Gemma is a freelance writer with more than 15 years' experience in magazine, newspaper and business journalism.

She studied journalism at Highbury College in Portsmouth, after being accepted onto the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) course in 1994.

She then started her professional life as a news reporter on the Oxford Journal before moving to lifestyle and entertainment magazine The Gist as film and music editor.

Gemma then joined The Oxford Mail as a features writer on the women's team, before leaving three years later to travel Australia and South East Asia.

On her return, she decided to leave the newsroom and work from home as a freelance writer, proof-reader and copywriter. She wrote a regular column in a parenting / lifestyle magazine for dads for six years.

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