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Former Fashion and Beauty Editor of the Daily Record with 25 years experience. Freelance since 2004, have held positions of freelance Beauty Editor of Scottish Woman magazine and in-house stylist and blogger

Former Fashion and Beauty Editor of the Daily Record with 25 years experience. Freelance since 2004, have held positions of freelance Beauty Editor of Scottish Woman magazine and in-house stylist and blogger for Glasgow shopping centre Buchanan Galleries, as well as writing a design column for the Sunday Herald magazine for two years. Currently professional blogger for many companies, I have also written for magazines including Best, Cosmopolitan, Glamour.com, and more, and have been published in national newspapers including Sunday Mail, Daily Mail, Daily Record, Guardian, News of the World, and more.
Ran a successful beauty blog at www.beautybombshells.com, and now blogs at www.merlebrown.com
Professional blogger for 5pm.co.uk Health and Beauty
Professional blogger for Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Edinburgh.
Write various other blogs regularly for smaller companies.
Writes for a variety of publications including Daily Mail, Guardian, Scotsman, Sunday Mail, Daily Record, Herald, Edinburgh Evening News, Sunday Herald and contribute to Radio Scotland as a fashion and beauty 'expert'.
Primarily focusing now on beauty - have massive experience and contacts in this field. Written for MSN Life & Style website on beauty.
Write for various companies on their websites as 'professional blogger'. Have recently had PR experience, writing on a national PR campaign, writing press releases, web copy and maintaining social media for the client.
Available for editing projects in the fashion, beauty, lifestyle field as well as writing commissions and PR writing.
Wrote a beauty book which is to be published by Goodman Fiell.
Also experienced fashion stylist who has worked with editorial and corporate clients including Schuh and Alea Casinos most recently, as well as devising and taking a fashion and photography student workshop over two days at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh as part of the Jean Muir Exhibition, in collaboration with photographer, Anna Isola Crolla.

Started career in sport, in Scottish football, and moved into features, TV and showbiz.
Worked for the Daily Record in Scotland for six years, wrote various columns and specialised in TV and showbiz before fashion and beauty.

Specialist areas

I specialise in beauty writing. I do a lot of online work and 'professional blogging'. I also write regularly on lifestyle and fashion. I have completed a beauty book, and written for newspapers and magazines, national and local.

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