ruth addicott

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I’m a freelance journalist specialising in features for newspapers and magazines. I’ve been a journalist for over 20 years, worked in London, Brighton and the North East and written for national, regional and international press.


I cover fashion, health, property, media and real life, including stories on sex trafficking through to a mum who became an international drug mule at the school gates. I’ve also interviewed people who have beaten the odds, such as Sharee, who had a double lung transplant and ran a half marathon thanks to the lungs of a smoker who saved her life.


I wanted to be a journalist from the age of 12 and spent my teenage years interviewing celebs before pursuing a career in London.


I love interviewing people with extraordinary lives. If you’ve got a story to tell, I’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to turn it into a book, I can help you write it.

I also like running, sketching, music, film-making and golden retrievers who stop in the street.


For journalism, ghost-writing, copy-writing and other opportunities, please contact me




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