I am a freelance journalist

... specialising in social affairs, covering everything from housing policy to online safety; adoption in the UK to the death penalty in Japan

This is because I believe in the power of stories, and nothing gives me more satisfaction than coming across people or ideas that deserve more attention, and turning them into compelling reads.

I’m also a natural storyteller, and consider it a huge privilege to tell other people's stories too.

I take this seriously and am often thanked by my interviewees, such as Shrouk El-Attar – engineer and activist – who said I was the first journalist to so accurately capture her personality.

I’m conscientious, handling every interview with sensitivity and transparency, and contribute to publications that prize constructive, intelligent journalism, including Prospect, The Independent and the Financial Times.

Lastly I’m thorough. I trained as a sub-editor so my copy is always clean, factually accurate and delivered on time.

That’s me, in a nutshell. To read more of my work, please head to my Interviews or Features portfolio, or get in touch.

    Cherry is a reliable and intuitive journalist. She files clean, engaging copy to deadline and takes direction very well. A pleasure to work with.
    Nathan Brooker
    Commissioning editor, FT Weekend