I’m LILY CANTER
A FREELANCE CONSUMER AFFAIRS JOURNALIST
I work for a range of international newspapers, magazines and websites including
I’m an everyday polymath, someone with a diverse range of interests and expertise which feeds into my portfolio career as a journalist, lecturer, trainer 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, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, The Sun, South China Morning Post, LoveMONEY, Yahoo! Finance, This is Money (Mail Online), Money Wise, Vegan Living, The Overtake 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 am also co-founder of Freelancing for Journalists, an educational consultancy, which aims to lift the lid on freelance life via its podcast, book, training and community.
I 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 Totally Money, 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.
I tend to gravitate towards stories and projects which question the norm or the conventional way of doing things.
About My work
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.
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.
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 am co-author of Routledge textbooks Freelancing for Journalists and Digital Journalism Studies: The Key Concepts.
Freelancing for Journalists
I am co-founder of educational consultancy Freelancing for Journalists (FFJ). We aim to lift the lid on freelance journalism life via our podcast, book, training and community. We offer help and support to students, graduates and staffers looking to take the step into self-employment.