Mind If I Have A Quick Word?
Owen demonstrates interviewing rule number one: set the interviewee at ease (pic: www.crushimages.co.uk)
I'm an experienced freelance journalist, having filed copy for a good few thousand commissions.
I write weekly for the Big Issue, alongside work for publications including the Daily Telegraph, Observer, Word, Simple Things, Musician, and The National (Abu Dhabi). Previous to this I was music editor at Bristol's Venue magazine for eight years.
I'm well-versed in feature writing, reviews, opinion columns, copywriting and sub-editing, with work covering everything from music to theatre, travel to current affairs, and plenty more besides.
Music - Interviews and reviews including Martha Reeves, Emmylou Harris & Daniel Lanois, Smoke Fairies, Rufus Wainwright, Barry Adamson, CW Stoneking, Glastonbury, Rumer, Anika, Michael Franti, The Tennessee Three, and Rodriguez.
Assorted - Animal escapes, a Route 66 expert, investigating Phoenix's claim to have eradicated homelessness, foraging with the Guardian's Alys Fowler, cycling the Ashton Court mountain bike trail, TV and restaurant reviewing, reporting on a self-build housing project, an introduction to Bath's Jane Austen Festival, and a pub review.
Humour - Columns on bicycle bells and The Truth.
Fiction - A short story and a pair of flash fiction pieces.
A style that suits? Plenty more where that came from; should you wish to see any of it, here's a contact page.