Leon Beckenham

Writer & Editor | Travel & Lifestyle

I'm a writer and editor with extensive experience creating commercial and editorial content for global brands across the travel industry and beyond. As well as various managing editor positions, I have spent much of my working life as a freelance writer, producing everything from destination guides and hotel reviews to marketing copy and newsletter campaigns for the likes of The Telegraph, iNews, Mr & Mrs Smith, Culture Trip, BBC, EasyJet, Google and The Times.

A Londoner born and bred, I have travelled widely around Europe, Latin America and the US, both as a writer and a musician. I am now settled on the Balearic Island of Mallorca, where I also write extensively for the island's leading lifestyle magazine – abcMallorca.

Whether it’s adhering to strict in-house style or bringing a unique voice to creative copy, I pride myself on being a focused and flexible professional who always delivers on brief and on time.

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Travel Articles

On a wide range of topics and formats from news and interviews to listicals and destination guides.

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Magazine Features

Diverse editorial content from celebrity interviews and restaurant reviews to property and area guides.

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Hotel Reviews

From short-form reviews to in-depth write-ups, I've written about hundreds of hotels around the world.

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Other Services

I also offer a variety of other editorial-related services including content strategy, SEO and editing.

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Mr & Mrs Smith | Regular Contributor

Writing in-depth hotel reviews for the Mr & Mrs Smith portfolio as well as regular travel features for their WordSmith section.


DK Eyewitness Guide | Main Contributor

Fact-checking and updating seminal guide book on the island of Mallorca, including extensive research, rewrites and edits.


abcMallorca | Managing Editor

Overseeing editorial output for abcMallorca, including commissioning, writing and editing copy for Mallorca's top lifestyle magazine.


Culture Trip | Spanish Islands Writer

Writing copy and sourcing images for hundreds of features, destination guides and articles covering the Balearic and Canary Islands.


The Hotel Guru | Expert Hotel Reviewer

Providing recommendations, investigating and writing reviews for top hotel site for properties around the Balearic Islands.


EasyJet | Writer and Sub-editor

Sub-editing large volumes of hotel descriptions as well as writing a selection of destination guides for the EasyJet website.


Oyster.com | Writer and Hotel Reviewer

Writing remote and in-depth hotel reviews, as well as destination guides and travel-related articles syndicated across several other websites.


Google | Content Writer

Researching and writing short-form hotel descriptions for Google Maps project to strict guidelines and fast turnaround.


AOL Travel | Managing Editor

Daily management and ongoing development of AOL Travel including originating and commissioning compelling travel features.


Expedia and Hotels.com | Content Editor

Writing and editing hotel copy to strict deadlines and SEO, freelance pool management and overseeing consistent editorial quality.