I’m LILY CANTER

A FREELANCE CONSUMER AFFAIRS JOURNALIST

I work for a range of international newspapers, magazines and websites including

About Me

I’m an everyday polymath, someone with a diverse range of interests and expertise which feeds into my portfolio career as a journalist, lecturer and researcher. As a freelance consumer affairs journalist, I cover money, health and lifestyle writing news, features and comment for an array of newspapers, magazines and websites. My clients include Metro, This is Money (Mail Online), Money Wise, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, The Sun, Vegan Living, The Overtake, Novara Media, Kinbox, Active, Reveal, Local Living and Johnston Press. I also have training in photography and podcasting and can provide my own high-quality images and audio.

I’m also a senior lecturer in journalism at Sheffield Hallam University and I have published widely in academic journals and books. I have a PhD in Journalism Studies and my research interests are digital journalism, regional press and journalism education.

I also have experience in copy writing, public relations and event management as the founder of grassroots film festival Film Northants and former press officer for Ghanaian charity FREED UK. I am available for corporate work including articles, blogs and general online marketing content and have experience writing for brands including Medela, Sustrans and jobs.ac.uk.

Please do contact me if you need someone to discuss and debate issues of personal finance, higher education or parenting. I have experience of BBC live radio and I am articulate, passionate and unflappable.

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I tend to gravitate towards stories and projects which question the norm or the conventional way of doing things. 

About My work

Money

As a passionate and well-informed champion of consumer rights I write about complex financial issues with clarity and enthusiasm. I can cover subjects ranging from pensions to property and ISAs to IVAs, along with everything in between.

Health

As a mother of two active boys I understand the fine art of juggling life, work and family time and the strain this can place on physical and mental health. I have experience as a health reporter and have a particular interest in family matters such as breastfeeding, vaccinations and medical intervention.

Lifestyle

I live life to the full and love taking on new physical challenges and engaging in new experiences. I can write with authority on a diverse range of topics from setting up a book club to vegan tattoos and commentary on the England netball team. I am also a keen runner and netball player and enjoy writing about sport, exercise and leisure activities.

Reviews

As a fervent supporter of local arts and business I regularly review theatre productions and cultural events including festivals and days out. I have a wide portfolio including children’s theatre, vegetarian festivals, glamping venues and restaurant reviews.

Academic publishing

I have a PhD in Journalism Studies and an extensive academic publishing record with journal articles in Digital Journalism, Convergence, Journalism and Journalism Practice. I have written numerous book chapters for Routledge and I am currently developing a number of textbooks.

Portfolio

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