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Hello and welcome!

I’m a writer, editor and speaker based in London and the UK Midlands. I’m the digital editor of I – Global Intelligence for the CIO, providing thought leadership and insight into best practice for the world’s leading IT decision-makers. It’s an amazing role, giving me the opportunity to geek out researching and writing about some of the biggest issues facing the world today, from AI to sustainability to data privacy. I’m particularly interested in smart cities and the role that they can play in addressing the global climate emergency while improving quality of life for residents.

I remain available as a freelance writer and speaker too. I’ve made regular appearances as a guest and a newspaper reviewer on BBC local radio. In terms of print and digital publications, I’ve written widely about sustainability and ethical living, especially in relation to fashion and beauty but more broadly as well. I’ve also written about a range of other topics, ranging from sobriety to mental health to mindful living.

My work 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 including as commercial editor of Director, the magazine of the Institute of Directors, before taking on my current role as digital editor of I – Global intelligence for the CIO.

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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