Some people have a way with words, and other people... oh, uh, not have way.

Steve Martin

Peter Jackson, journalist, feature writer and business copy specialist

About Peter JacksonAn Oxford graduate in Modern History, I worked in the City of London for eight years, for accountants Coopers & Lybrand, merchant banks and stockbrokers before retraining as a journalist at Lancashire Polytechnic.

I then became a professional journalist, working on newspapers in Lancashire.

I moved to the North East and was business editor on The Newcastle Journal for four years and business writer for three, with a year as features writer. While I worked for The Journal in the North East:

  • I was four times named North East Business Journalist of the Year
  • And won the national title for the BT Regional Press and Broadcast Awards in 1998
  • Having been runner up the year before.
  • Under my editorship The Journal was named Business Paper of the Year in 2001.

After leaving The Journal in 2002 I worked in Public Relations in the North East but returned to writing in 2008. Since then, as a freelance journalist, I have spent two years editing North East Contact magazine and I have edited BQ2 magazine for five years.

I have contributed features to regional and national publications on subjects ranging from business to showbusiness celebrity interviews.

I have written a book on genealogy and have helped others write books including a company history and business advice.