Published work

Freelance writer portfolio

My writing career dates back to the year 2000 when I was hired to write a monthly column for a lifestyle magazine in Bulgaria. In those days, I even contributed articles for the Bulgarian edition of PC World magazine.

Nowadays I tend to write about health, fitness, travel, lifestyle and self-help. I am also an experienced content creator and photographer.

Please scroll down to see the curated version of my freelance writer portfolio which includes examples of my published work as a journalist, freelance writer and content creator.

mark alexander, author, journalist, freelance writer for hire

Magazine articles

I still remember the first time I saw someone else reading an article of mine. I was having coffee in one of the lounges at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, waiting to board a fight to Chiang Mai.

A group of Japanese men came in and sat across from me. I couldn’t understand a of word of what they were saying but they were clearly keen golfers. Either that or they were on their way to a golf-themed fancy dress party up North.

As soon as they settled in, one of them took out a copy of Lookeast magazine. I could see him showing them Thailand To A Tee by yours truly 🙂 It took me weeks to write this feature because I “had to” visit most of the golf courses which were shortlisted for the article. Seeing them read it, made my year!

My excitement, however, was short-lived as they caught me staring and I had to take off while some of my dignity was still intact. #awkward

PS: In case you wonder why I am so specific about the Japanese, it’s because they are the biggest expat community in Thailand and a key demographic for the magazine.

Blog posts

Despite the fact that I rarely get credited for my blog posts, I still love seeing them published and shared on social media.  Please feel free to click on the links and read them. 

Top 10 things to do in the UK this Valentine’s Day

Best Valentine’s gifts to buy this February 14th

Peonies: The Perfect Wedding Flower

Flowers and Gifts for Diwali – the Festival of Lights

Gosset Grande Reserve Champagne – the ultimate celebratory gift

Laura Leong represents the UK at the Interflora World Cup

International Women’s Day – Celebrating the Women in our Lives

Do this squat challenge for 30 days to transform your lower body

Top 10 Vegan Protein Sources

Champagne region itinerary for single travellers

Content creator - Instagram stories

Even though I am a journalist and author who writes for a living, I am also an experienced content creator. My “specialty” is animated Instagram stories and any other type of visual content that can enhance a story or make a point.

You can see some of my animated Instagram Stories on my Instagram @markalexndr

Lifestyle and travel photography

I started talking pictures as a hobby quite late in life. I think I was 24 when I bought my first camera – an Olympus point-and-shoot. The buzz from clicking the shutter turned me into a professional photographer – weddings, food, travel, interiors.

One of my images ended in a calendar once!

Let's work together

Website content. Landing pages. Sales pages. Blog posts. Product descriptions. Guides. Reviews. Case studies. Social media content. eBooks and more. I’d love the opportunity to work with you. Fill in the form to get started.
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