About me

I am a freelance writer and editor based in Brighton, UK. 

As a features journalist, I write mainly about food culture, sustainability, art, social action and travel, but my only real criterion for taking on an assignment is that it must be interesting. Some of the most interesting have included learning about sustainable agriculture in the Western Ghats, chatting with the 94-year-old proprietor of one of Mumbai’s legendary Parsi cafes, attending a cheese-tasting in a Cappadocian valley and reviewing the UK’s first zero-waste restaurant. (One of the least has involved writing about celebrity bingo players – hey, a girl's gotta eat.)

I am an avid bibliophile and work regularly with a number of publishers as a freelance editor and project manager, overseeing book production from concept to print. I graduated with an MA in History of Printing and Book Design from the University of Reading in 2006, and shortly after contributed to the mammoth reference work The Oxford Companion to the Book, published by Oxford University Press in 2010.

As well as writing, I get my thrills from long train journeys, swimming outside, wild camping and trekking up huge great hills. Much like my career choice, all of this is ultimately motivated by a desire to see the world, both figuratively and literally, from different points of view.

If you'd like to get in touch, please email kathleen.steeden@gmail.com