• Jeremy Smith - Editor, Travel Writer and Broadcaster

    Jeremy Smith

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    Editor, Writer, Broadcaster and Blogger

    My name is Jeremy Smith.

    I am an award-winning journalist who - among myriad other current topics and issues - highlights disability from a more urbane and sartorial point-of-view.

    Being disabled is, eight years on, still proving to be both cathartic and illuminating (I am now walking).

    My first job was on Men's Wear magazine and I am indebted to its editor who told me: "If you've got the nerve to come in here dressed like f****g Norman Wisdom, I'll give you 30 days...'').

    From there I worked at the Morning Advertiser, specialising in Cognac-related features, several fine regional standards such as The Western Daily Press and Bristol Evening Post, edited an award-winning business magazine and recently was Group Features Editor at The Oxford Mail and Oxford Times.

    Professional highlights have included -

    * Newsquest UK: Innovator of the Year (2008)

    * Regional Press Awards: Business Supplement of the Year (2004)

    * NUJ: Business Writer of the Year (2003)

    * BT Columnist of the Year (1986)

    * Cognac Journalist of the Year (1984)

    * Organiser/Director of Oxford Film Festival 2007-2014

    * Oxford Toilet Tsar (2012-2015) Oxford City Council Winner of UK Loo of The Year awards 2015

    Since my accident and leaving hospital in November of 2015, I have taken on the roles of -

    * Editor-at-Large OX Magazine

    * Disability consultant for the German National Tourist Office (16 month contract)

    * Media consultant for Cosmo Restaurants UK (six month contract)

    * Official blogger for world-famous Oxford International Literary Festival and Blenheim Film and Literary Festival

    * Editorial consultant (ad hoc), Said Business School, Oxford

    * Contributor to the BMJ (British Medical Journal)

    I am also heavily involved in highlighting disability issues -

    * Writer/creator of 'Real Lives' Exhibition (now touring UK)

    * Consultant for 'ABC' initiative - Against Boredom Campaign - tackling the detachment and morbid lethargy suffered by patients hospitalised over long periods

    * Contributor to The Empathy Museum's 'In Their Shoes' campaign

  • Services

    The COMPLETE media package

    Editiorials

    Editorial

    A complete A to Z

    Feature writing, business writing, columns, opinion pieces, research, proofreading, copywriting, media relations, initiating high profile media campaigns, broadcasting (radio and tv), crisis communications, project oversight, commissioning, implementing budgets, develop strategic communication strategies, media training

    Travel Writer

    Travel Writing

    Professional Globetrotter

    Precisely what it says but with one caveat... now on two wheels.

    Spent 10 years as an able bodied travel writer, so the perspective today is fresh, pragmatic and always, always eventful.

    Broadcasting

    Broadcasting

    Testing, Testing, Testing

    Confident, experienced and enthusiastic, never shaken, never stirred but the perfect cocktail nonetheless of colour, wit and urbanity

  • Podcasts

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    A Mile in My Shoes

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