Peter Jackson, journalist, feature writer and business copy specialist
An 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 written a book on genealogy and have helped others write books including a company history and business advice.