ABIGAIL BUTCHER

 

Freelance journalist & editor

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About me

I combine my passions in life with what I do for a living — with most of my travel featuring a streak of action or adventure. I am a qualified ski instructor and spend much of the winter in the mountains.

 

I write regularly for UK national papers, most often for the Daily Telegraph, Metro and Daily Mail, as well as national magazines including Tatler, Red and Health & Fitness. I contribute to a host of specialist ski and travel titles from National Geographic Traveller and Harrods Travel to Adventure Travel, Mpora, Snow Enthusiast and Fall-Line. I also write for Canada's national newspaper The Globe & Mail plus the regional Toronto Star.

 

I began my journalism career with the Daily Mail Ski Magazine followed by project management roles on internet start-ups WorldSport, ifyouski.com and a stint at AOL. I then moved to IPC Media where I spend many years heading up the news team on the weekly Horse & Hound magazine.

 

I am based in Lymington, Hampshire, and when I’m not working I can be found sailing, skiing, cycling, climbing, walking and running with my Rhodesian Ridgeback dog. I am a qualified RYA coastal skipper, IASI Level 2 alpine ski instructor and have a deep love and appreciation for the outdoors.

Awards

“Having worked with Abi for eight years, I learned to value her excellent ability to build contacts, smell out a story and employ great thoroughness writing it. News writing across web and print on a very busy weekly news-led title is truly demanding, and it takes a rare kind of person who can do it. Here you have a journalist with a proper subbing training, and can write news and features with similar flair.”

 

Lucy Higginson, Editor, Horse & Hound

  • Winner, best integrated story at IPC magazine awards (2009)

  • Short-listed best news pages at IPC magazine awards (2007)

  • Short-listed best news pages at IPC magazine awards (2007)

  • Highly commended best news pages at IPC magazine awards (2006)

  • Winner best news pages at IPC magazine awards (2005)

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