Toni Marie Ford

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Ghostwriter, Writer

Versatile content writer specialising in travel, lifestyle and culture.

My portfolio includes work published as an arts reporter, feature writer, and travel blogger. A Master's degree in Contemporary Culture taught me advanced research skills, online and offline. I aim for perfection in everything I do. As previous clients will attest, my work is always excellent and delivered on time.

I am a travel writer first, but with more than a decade of writing experience I can create flawless content on virtually any topic.

Being a seasoned traveller, I can craft original content on a huge list of global travel destinations. I’m equally at home crafting content on culture; literature; cinema; lifestyle topics; global cuisine and history.

My passion for research ensures I am never short on ideas for fresh content that attracts new readers and ensures they stick around.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Additional skills include:
• Keyword Optimization
• Metadata Optimization
• CMS (Wordpress) experience
• Advanced research skills
• Image sourcing and basic editing

I keep a travel and culture blog at and have a top-rated profile on Upwork with 100% job success.

Content Types
Guide, Article, Ebook, Landing Page, Website Copy, Blog Post
More Information
Newcastle University, MA: Modern and Contemporary Culture
University of Sunderland, BA Hons: Media and Culture
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK|English

Published Content

Blog Post
7 Underrated LGBTQ+ Travel Spots

A fun short piece covering lesser-known travel spots of interest to LGBTQ+ travellers.

June 5th, 2019
Blog Post
Boost Employee Motivation with an Event Inspired by Japanese Culture
June 3rd, 2019
Blog Post
Omotenashi: Japanese Hospitality and Corporate Events
June 5th, 2019
Blog Post
A Short History of Taiko Drumming in Japanese Culture
June 12th, 2019
Blog Post
How to Incorporate Cultural Immersion into Your Corporate Event
August 1st, 2019
Blog Post
8 Amazing Tokyo Venues for Hire
August 20th, 2019
How JCD Event Planners Organize the World’s Best Conferences
July 9th, 2019
A Thick Salvadoran Tortilla is the Only Cure for a Rainy Day in Vancouver

A first-person account of moving to Vancouver and finding a sense of belonging in a Salvadoran breakfast food.

December 12th, 2017
Discover Taiwan's Great Outdoors

A travel feature on Taiwan's underrated natural beauty and outdoor activities.
Explore the Canadian Rockies Like a Local in Banff

A travel feature on living in Banff, a small town in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This article includes details on Banff's history and culture as well as insider tourist tips.
A Month of Slow Travel in Cuba

A travel feature covering a month-long trip to Cuba and offering advice on how to slow down and enjoy everything the country has to offer.
The History Of The Barbie Doll

A short social history of the Barbie Doll.

October 6th, 2016
The Most Fascinating Museums In Hanoi, Vietnam

A travel feature on the best museums to visit in Hanoi, Vietnam. The article is written in third-person but uses first-hand information.

February 9th, 2017
Alternative Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

A travel feature encouraging visitors to look past the usual tourist sites and see Kuala Lumpur from a new perspective.

February 9th, 2017
City guides for food lovers

A series of short destination guides focussed on local cuisine, including the culinary history of the dishes that made the place.
Blog Post
10 People Who Were The Patient Zero Of A Deadly Epidemic

A top-ten article covering the history of infectious diseases. This article focuses on famous "Patient Zeros", the first people to allegedly start an epidemic.

June 29th, 2016
The Bittersweet Taste of Ha Long Bay

A travel essay about Halong Bay and its significance as a wonder of the world and Vietnam's most damaging tourist trap.

August 13th, 2016
Litro #151: Adrenaline – I Died And Went to Hell in Hong Kong

A personal essay about a visit to Hong Kong and a theme park ride gone wrong.

April 9th, 2016
Gulliver's Gate NYC Tickets

A complete guide to Gulliver's Gate attraction in New York.
Casa Mila or Casa Batllo - Which Is Best & Why?

An in-depth guide to Casa Milo and Casa Batllo, Catalan.
Rijksmuseum Artworks Collection Highlights, Hours, Shop

An in-depth guide to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

March 14th, 2019
Queen Victoria

One example of dozens of ebooks ghostwritten for Hourly

May 29th, 2018
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