Mark Cantrell, Author

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As a jobbing hack, I've worked mostly for B2B print magazines and websites, though I've also chanced my arm at a bit of freelance work.

News reporting is a big chunk of the day job, as you'd expect given it's the essence of the trade, but by background, experience, and inclination I'm a features man through and through.

If you care to click the link below you'll find your way to me secondary website, where I present my journalistic face. There you'll find a selection of my previous professional and semi-professional writing...

These days I earn my keep writing for Housing magazine. Originally, it was split into three regional titles, Northern, Midlands, and Southern Housing, until they were merged into the one all-encompassing national title.

The subject matter's not as neat as it might seem. Largely focused on social housing, it's a deceptive topic, since I can find myself writing about law, property markets, crime and disorder, green issues, a host of social issues, politics, and all kinds of stuff. Talk about varied.

Given I've worked there for some years now, you'll not be too surprised to discover it does tend to dominate my journalism site.

In the past, I've worked for a publisher of international B2B journals covering the textile industry; I provided freelance material to Writers News magazine for a good six years; between 2001 and 2004 I produced a monthly newsletter for creative writers in West Yorkshire (Tyke Writer); and I've had one-off features appear in a range of publications over the years.

My background is doubtless rather eclectic, but it's all been part of the writer's life. And long may that continue.

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