Hello and welcome!

I’m a freelance writer, editor speaker based in London and the UK Midlands.

I’m particularly interested in sustainability and ethical living, especially in relation to fashion and beauty but more broadly too. I’ve also written about a range of other topics, ranging from sobriety and mental health to mindful living and technology.

My worked has appeared in a variety of online and print titles, including Grazia, stylist.co.uk and Huff Post, and I’ve been a regular contributor to The Ethicalist, Mental Health Today, Welldoing.org and Betty. A full list of my writing is available as is my C.V.

I began my editing career with European Review of History. Since a happy decade on that journal, I’ve worked on a number of other publications and am currently the interim digital editor and deputy print editor of I – Global intelligence for the CIO as well as commercial editor for Director.

I’m also a speaker, which includes regular appearances as a guest and a newspaper reviewer on BBC local radio.

Previously I was an academic historian, researching women’s magazines, fashion, beauty and the home and teaching women’s and gender history, US history and British history from 1780.  During that time, I also wrote articles and book chapters, did lots of editing of books and journals and produced a 90,000 word PhD thesis entitled ‘The Housewife and The Modern: The Home and Appearance in Women’s Magazines, 1954-1969’, which you can freely read here if it takes your fancy!

If you’re interested in my writing, editing or speaker services, please send an email to rae@raeritchie.com.

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