About Sophie

Sophie Atherton is a qualified journalist who’s been in the business nearly 20 years. For the last few years her day job has mostly been writing about beer and pubs, but she used to work in conservation (both as a journalist for the RSPB and as a practical volunteer for the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales and others) and before that she was a newspaper and radio reporter. She is moving back into writing about nature – and also more widely on a variety of subjects – and this site is part of that.

In her spare time she likes a busman’s holiday, having a pint or two in good pubs wherever she find them, and birdwatching – which has been her hobby for more than 20 years. She also enjoys reading and walking – but not at the same time or she’d crash into things.

Freelance journalist – seeks commissions

As well as writing for specialist/beer industry publications, such as the Morning Advertiser (in which – until the Coronavirus crisis closed all the pubs – she had a monthly column), her work has also appeared in  The Guardian, The TelegraphThe Times and various magazines. 

She’s also an experienced broadcaster, podcaster and public speaker able to take on radio, TV and speaking gigs – contact her for details of her availability and fees.

Visit www.sophieatherton.co.uk for more about her work – or e-mail Sophie at: sophieatherton@gmx.com to discuss commissions.