Trained as bilingual PA at Institut Francais, London. Freelance journalist since 1980, initially writing general features, celebrity interviews and corporate copy. Majored on travel since 1998, specialising in France and the UK, for travel and women's magazines, and UK Francophile titles. Also cover other European destinations and occasional long haul. Over 50s; river and ocean cruising, heritage, and walking holidays. French-to-English translation services for tourism brochures and websites, also copywriting in English.