Leon Beckenham

Travel and Lifestyle Editorial.

About Me


I am a writer and editor with extensive experience creating commercial and editorial content for global brands across the travel industry and beyond. As well as several editorial management positions, I have spent much of my working life as a freelance writer producing everything from destination guides and hotel reviews to SEO-driven marketing copy and newsletter campaigns for the likes of The Telegraph, Culture Trip, BBC, Google and The Sunday 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 have also written 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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My Work


Travel Articles

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

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Magazine Features

Diverse editorial content from celebrity interviews and restaurant reviews to property pieces 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 proofreading, sub-editing and editing.

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My Experience


 

abcMallorca | Managing Editor

Overseeing and implementing the editorial output for abcMallorca magazine, including commissioning, writing and editing content for 10 annual publications of Mallorca's top lifestyle magazine.

Apr 01, 2018
 

Culture Trip | Spanish Islands Writer

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

Aug 15, 2017
 

The Hotel Guru | Expert Hotel Reviewer

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

Jan 17, 2018
 

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.

Jan 17, 2018
 

Oyster.com | Writer and Hotel Reviewer

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

Nov 18, 2015
 

Google | Content Writer

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

Aug 01, 2014
 

Cruise Critic | Writer and Sub-Editor

Writing and sub-editing cruise-related news and features, including in-depth cruise ship reviews and events coverage.

Jun 16, 2006
 

AOL Travel | Managing Editor

Heading up the AOL Travel web channel responsible for the development and implementation of channel proposition including originating and commissioning original and compelling travel features.

Dec 01, 2008
 

Expedia and Hotels.com | Content Editor

Writing and editing SEO-optimised hotel content to tight deadlines, management of freelance pool and in-house editors, overseeing editorial consistency and quality throughout production process.

Jun 01, 2006

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