Justine Holman: features journalist | editor
Elle |Chat |TV Times |The Express | Liberate media
I am tutor on CMP's copywriting course, and the lifestyle and magazine journalism courses.
I am an entertainment, health and travel journalist and editor with over 20 years experience. I have worked both for myself and for other people.
I am also a professional copywriter, and have experience in running integrated campaigns combining PR, social media and developing content.
I am a copywriting consultant for Liberate Media, and run client-based services incorporating blogging and copywriting. B2B experience, development and content delivery, and B2C development across a wide range of clients.
I also regularly work for Saturday magazine, as well as The Express’ books and music section. I also write travel and celebrity travel Q&As for the paper.
I began my career as a researcher on Elle before working my way up through teen magazines such as Just 17, and women’s magazines such as Chat and Women’s Weekly, before ending up as features editor on TVTimes.
From there, via a brief stint of freelance work again, I worked as the senior editor on The Express’ Saturday magazine.
I’ve interviewed the likes of Take That, shaken Bruce Willis’ hand, and sat next to Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox on the L.A. set of Friends. I’ve still yet to find a better job than this one.
Whether I’m talking to David Coulthard about F1, or Jerry Springer about his travel plans, there is nothing better than pulling a story together from a 20 minute chat.
My love of entertainment, whether it’s TV, music, books or films has afforded me an enjoyable, sometimes unpredictable but never dull career.
I contribute travel and parenting features to madeformums.com and I am a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).