Looking for reliable, relatable travel or lifestyle writing? I’d love to work with you.

I’m a freelance travel and lifestyle writer with more than a decade of experience. My work has appeared in the Times, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Sun, Express, Evening Standard, Time Out, CNN, Rough Guides, Michelin guides, Britain magazine, Grazia and many more.

In my travel writing, I specialise in England (where I live), Scotland, Spain and Australia. My focus on a handful of destinations means that I know them inside out. I’ve written a book about Scotland, am a past author of the Rough Guide to Australia and speak fluent Spanish. I am also currently studying towards a Masters in British Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

In my lifestyle and first person work, I specialise in writing about early parenthood and orphanhood. I lost both of my parents at a young age, one of them to alcoholism, and am mum to two daughters under two.

Thanks to time on staff at both the Guardian and Rough Guides, I’ve been on both sides of the commissioning fence – so I’ve never let an editor down on a deadline or filed copy that’s annoyingly over (or under) length.

I’m based in London but always happy to travel for the right project. I’d love to hear from you.

Want to hear more about my work? Interested in commissioning me or discussing a potential press trip? Get in touch!

Email me at: helenochyra@gmail.com

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at: @helenochyra

Call me on: 0044 7967 774849