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.
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.
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!