During her 15 years of working in some of the toughest and ‘news-iest’ places in the UK and US she’s been chased down the street by cowboy builders, been serenaded by Max Bygraves and reported on some of the biggest stories of the last decade - from Ken Bigley’s murder to the UK’s first space adventure.

She now shares her expertise, stories and media insider knowledge by running her own successful business as a freelance journalist, PR, media trainer, copywriter and public speaker.

Her clients include NATO, Eastman Chemicals, Symphony Housing Group and UNICEF.

Mary’s lively, no-holds-barred and fun presentation style is a winner whether she’s training the Richard Bransons of tomorrow in her ‘How to do your own PR’ workshops or entertaining a WI audience with her ‘Memoirs of a Newspaper Hack’ talk.

Her testimonials include:


“You had the audience eating out of the palm of your hand. We have never had a speaker that has generated more warm praise or more questions from the floor. When are you free to come again?”

Helen Brown, event booker for business conferences


“Mary provided us with a fascinating and well-researched talk which kept our members enthralled….I would recommend her talks unreservedly.” Mike Nichol, Society of Thirteen chairman




Memoirs of a Newspaper Hack


Confessions of a limey – a Brit living in the US of A


Typing and travelling: memoirs of a globetrotting travel writer


How to get free publicity in the media – the essential guide


The fourth estate: a history of the UK’s newspapers






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