You write with ease, to show your breeding, but easy writing's vile hard reading

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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.