Linda Aitchison - Journalist & Travel Writer Linda Aitchison - Journalist & Travel Writer

Hello from Linda AitchisonJournalist & Travel Writer

Linda Aitchison - Journalist & Travel WriterFrom recounting receiving big pants as a Christmas present for a woman’s magazine to going undercover to investigate dodgy double glazing salesmen for a Sunday paper, I’ve loved my work.

These days my specialist subject is travel. I cherish the opportunities this brings me. I continue to work in other areas including business, human interest, health and more.

This site brings together selected work. Sadly (for me) much of it is no longer available on the internet or never was – in newspapers, women’s weeklies and glossier magazines.

Please do get in touch if you would like to know more, it would be wonderful to hear from you if I can help with your editorial project.

Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you soon.

Linda Aitchison - Journalist & Travel Writer

Latest Work

You’re not alone: Reporting on suicide for The Sun online

  • November 26, 2018
  • Linda Aitchison

I recently contributed to the Sun’s You’re not alone campaign, which was launched in conjunction with Mind and The Samaritans to help share people’s real stories of people taking their own life. It was a massive step for Claire to tell her story and I am very grateful to her for sharing it with me: ‘My boyfriend ki...

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A healthy holiday? Cruising tips for when you have diabetes in Balance magazine

  • August 15, 2018
  • Linda Aitchison

How does being diabetic affect going on a cruise and how can you make sure you enjoy yourself when you are suffering from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? I reported on this for Diabetes UK’s spring edition of Diabetic Balance magazine. I love to raise awareness of conditions and hopefully inspire people to make the most of holidays ̵...

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  • I’ve known Linda professionally for a number of years and was thrilled to be asked to be an expert contributor to As an editor, Linda cannot be faulted. She has a great eye for interesting content, gives good and prompt feedback, supports her writers and engages her readers. I particularly appreciate the way Linda manages to create a good team feeling amongst a wide range of freelance contributors, making us all feel part of the RFT family, even though most of us have never met. Linda has excellent skills in using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, webchats and blogging to engage readers. I recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a writer, editor, PR or lovely person to work with.

    Joanne Mallon

  • Linda Aitchison is a safe pair of hands as a freelance journalist. She has an excellent eye for a story and brilliant writing skills, delivering crisp copy that answers all questions on deadline, without fail.

    Karen Pasquali-Jones

    Former editor Love it, Mother & Baby. Managing editor the Ethicalist.

  • Thanks very much for such an engaging and high quality workshop last week, which has definitely made a positive impression on us all! (And keeps coming up in conversation) The press release training was beyond useful and we are now applying it to other areas of our work as well.

    Amy Bird

    Sport Birmingham

  • I attended Linda's media training course on corporate writing and found it to be excellent. She made the subject entertaining and easy to understand with first class practical tips and suggestions, great notes and information to take away. Everyone left the day inspired to go out and find themselves some clients. I also know Linda to be an excellent PR woman, journalist and author.

    Siobhan O’ Neil

    Course attendee

  • I attended a one day training course run by Linda. I found the course to be extremely informative, highly practical, and of great value for enhancing my own business prospects.

    Lynley Oram

    Course attendee