Travel / Comedy

Writer and Editor

About Me

Travel and comedy are my two passions

joseph_picture_1Travel writing

I was born in southern England in 1985: the perfect place at the perfect time for the low-cost Euro airline boom. At the age of sixteen I strapped on a brand spanking new backpack, printed my first e-ticket and flew off to discover the myriad charms of continental Europe. It was the beginning of a lifelong travel passion that has - to date - encompassed more than 70 countries.

In May 2010, I decided to try my hand as a full-time travel writer, and since then I've written for a number of international travel publications, including National Geographic Traveller, Forbes Travel Guide, The Telegraph, Huffington Post and Vertu Selct.

Now dividing my time between Edinburgh and Prague, I've carved my niche within luxury and adventure travel. In addition to being a freelance travel writer, I'm also the proud founder and editor-in-chief of the expert travel writing agency World Words.



joseph_picture_2Comedy writing

At a tender age, I developed a rather unhealthy obsession with British sitcom, from those old classics like Hancock's Half Hour, Fawlty Towers and Blackadder to (my) contemporary greats like Father Ted, The Office and Nathan Barley. Inevitably, I went on to study Scriptwriting for Film and Television at Bournemouth University... and then completed a dissertation about the 'Britcom'.

Since graduating in 2007, I have continued to write comedy bits and bobs for a variety of media and a variety of clients. Recent projects include chucklesome topical sketches for BBC Radio 4 Extra, silly satirical web articles for Newsthump, knee-slapping wedding speeches for The Best Man Speech and droll rom-com short/feature movie scripts for different production companies.

I'm also the co-writer and co-producer of comedy sketch show The Chop House, which features on both Kooba Radio and NTS.

My Clients

Here are just some of travel and comedy clients

What my clients say

Joseph's was a captivating article. Perfect, as usual! I will definitely rehire him in the future.
Regina Russo, Editor-in-Chief of Private Air Magazine
Joseph has done a superb job with the guide - very happy with the results. Excellent job!
Simon Doyle, Director of Editorial at GuidePal
Joseph has completed a number of audio guide projects for us and we are very happy with how he writes his scripts. Factual, conversational and funny, they never need much editing.
Azlin Mainawi, Creative Director at Tourizz Audio Guides
Joseph is an amazingly talented writer, one of the few I have worked with who can integrate HUMOR into short text and still make it sound natural. He’s funny, takes feedback incredibly well, and requires very little management or editing. You could not hope for anything more.
Carolyn Simnett Branco, Founder and CEO of Travel Trot
One of my favourites, Joseph is responsive, professional and stays in good communication.
Matthew Cassidy, Director at Tourism Media
A pleasure to work with, Joe is an extraordinary writer. Very fast turnarounds and excellent communication. He delivers high quality results every time – all of his work is impeccable.
Purna Virji, Senior Manager at Pimsleur Approach
Joseph is an awesome, professional writer, who knows his stuff. I'll definitely use him again!
Rolf Magener, Editor-in-chief of Overland Magazine
Joseph is an excellent writer, and a master at developing intelligent humour that is targeted to specific themes. He always delivers on time, with his output always of the highest quality.
Chris Tait, Managing Director of The Best Man Speech
I was a novice when I engaged Joseph to develop a script, but (despite our time difference) he quickly turned my ideas into a wonderful script. He is easy to communicate with, delivers on time, and is very flexible with project perimeters. I'll happily recommend him to anyone.
Jared Campbell, Script Editor for Tahiti Blue
A++. Excellent writer. Funny, on point. He creates great moments and scenes. He listens to clients and isn’t happy until you are. Adept at comedy, romance, thriller, whatever you need!
Raul Vives, Producer of Woof Yorkers
It's very rare that I get jealous of somebody's talent. Yet reading anything written by Joseph, it's hard not to. He is a naturally gifted writer, an intelligent bloke, eloquent, funny and really tall. It was a pleasure to hire him, to work with him and to write this recommendation for him.
Julian Grattan, Managing & Creative Director at Red C Marketing

My Projects

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