Me

Photo: Media Wales.

Photo: Media Wales.

Hi! I’m Claire Rees. I love helping people to tell their stories.

I’ve been a journalist since 2004, and so I know what makes a good one. Everyone and every brand has a story – I help you to find it and shout about it.

Who am I? I’m a Trinity Mirror Editorial Training journalism graduate with bylines in Grazia, Vogue.co.uk and BuzzFeed – I learned my trade as a news reporter on papers in Newcastle and the South Wales Valleys and spent almost a decade at Media Wales/Wales Online before going freelance.

In that time, I enjoyed three years as fashion editor at the Western Mail and as WM magazine editor – doing everything from reporting from London Fashion Week twice a year, to profiling the owners of local boutiques for the business pages.

What do I do? I’m a Cardiff-based journalist and editor, a journalism lecturer, a PR, a copy writer and a personal fashion stylist.

Here’s what some of my former bosses have said…

“Professional, poised and with perfectly-crafted prose, Claire is all you could ask for in a fashion and  lifestyle journalist,” says Ceri Gould, editor-in-chief, Trinity Mirror South East and Cambridge. “Her ideas are innovative and fresh and she executes them with admirable attention to detail. On top of all that, she is fun and never flustered.”

Tim Gordon, former editor, South Wales Echo, says: “Claire is a talented, creative and hard-working journalist who has a deft writing style and a can-do personality. She’s an ideas person who always gets the zeitgeist, keeping her work fresh and interesting for the times.”

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