My name is Esther Beadle. I’m a once-upon-a-time local news journalist, first having been a reporter at the Evening Express in Aberdeen, and then Assistant News Editor at the Oxford Mail.
I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in early 2016 after having gone missing for 41 hours.
Now I teach bits of journalism at Newcastle University, write for money, and help out We Are Our Media, a media collaborative in the North East.
I’ve roamed the streets of London stinking of perfume to find a bloke for Mail Online. I’ve detailed how to get non-writers writing for Mslexia. The lovely Anneli Roberts has had me on her Pigletish podcast.
I’ve curated the @NHS Twitter account, spilled all for Marbles magazine, been praised for sharing my experience of alcohol addiction, and I’ve even given Princess Charlotte a bit of useful advice via Fabulous Daily at The Sun.
I’ve chatted to BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC Scotland and Five Live. I’ve written about going missing for the Daily Record. I wrote about daffodils for Woman’s Weekly once (yes, there WAS a mental health slant).
I’ve contributed to policy on returned missing adults with Missing People. I’ve spoken at national and international conferences about my experiences to help improve practice of the police and other agencies.
What I can do for you
Guess what! I’m available to freelance for you: copywriting, reporting, commentary, social media, blogging, content development, policy advice, press releases, communications…
If you need a quick, reliable (and decently priced) subeditor, I can do that for you as well.
Also, I’ve got a lovely Geordie accent, so I’m good on a podcast or panel too. In fact, I’m up for anything really, so give me a shout.
If you’d like to join forces and work on something together, please just drop me an email or use the contact form below.