Sarah Harvey

Travel and news journalist, roaming the Indian Ocean region, Europe and beyond!

Experienced native-English speaking journalist and copy-writer available for freelance/remote/contract assignments. Areas of expertise: Indian Ocean and Europe; news and travel journalism, writing press releases, website content, blogging, social media campaigns, proof-reading, SEO...
With an incurable wanderlust as well as a good instinct for news, I'm fortunate enough to be able to combine the two in my career. This takes me from reporting the news one day to writing about the latest travel trends the next. Both veins converge at the same point: They demand excellent communication skills and the ability to integrate myself into communities, as well as a talent for writing engaging and insightful articles, fast!
I've written for many high-profile publications including CNN International, The Los Angeles Times, Global Times and China Daily, among others.
My journalistic career began in London more than ten years ago. Initially I was reporting on local government, crime and social issues for newspapers. Living in such a vibrant city, I also seized the opportunity to critique restaurants, hotels and nightclubs, as well as interview A-list celebrities for lifestyle magazines.
After a brief stint in broadcast journalism I relocated to the Maldives to oversee the re-launch of a luxury travel magazine and website as News Editor. I then seized the opportunity to set up Manta Media.
Manta Media is a network of talented journalists, photographers, graphic designers, translators and videographers available for freelance projects and contracts.
I spent several years in the Maldives and Sri Lanka but was drawn back to Europe by the offer of the role of Editor on a prestigious anglophone magazine and website in France.
A year later I returned to being a self-employed journalist; also offering copywriting, proof-reading and PR services, and managing requests for translations and other media services via Manta Media.
My key skills include writing, editing, proof-reading, people management, SEO optimisation, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXpress, iNews and Wordpress.
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French wonder after latest terror attack: What can we do to feel safe?
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French wonder after latest terror attack: What can we do to feel safe?
July, 20 2016
In France, a moment of silence for Nice victims and outbursts of anger at officials
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In France, a moment of silence for Nice victims and outbursts of anger at officials
July, 18 2016
Nice's Promenade des Anglais reopens, drawing throngs of mourners
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Nice's Promenade des Anglais reopens, drawing throngs of mourners
July, 16 2016
Nice truck attack: 'The crowd was calm and then it went crazy' as chaos unfolded
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Nice truck attack: 'The crowd was calm and then it went crazy' as chaos unfolded
July, 16 2016
Watching fireworks with friends, then running for your life in Nice, France
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Watching fireworks with friends, then running for your life in Nice, France
July, 15 2016
Childhood friend recalls tragic diarist Anne Frank
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Childhood friend recalls tragic diarist Anne Frank
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