Freelance Journalist Interview with Carolyn Pearson
You can read Carolyn Pearson's writings (written for a woman's perspective) on business and luxury travel in a variety of publications, but can you find her? Sailing in the Virgin Islands, on the stage doing stand-up comedy or maybe driving cattle out on a prairie are potential places she could be, but right now you don't have to move a muscle to track down the wandering wordsmith – catch up with Carolyn by reading today's interview.
About your journalism
What do you write about?
Business travel, luxury travel and (quite often) articles about travelling from a woman’s perspective.
Where are we likely to see your work?
What’s the most memorable work you’ve done?
Sailing in the British Virgin Islands for Mrs O. It was such a fantastic experience and great to know I have influenced others to try a sailing holiday.
What interview or feature would you love the chance to do?
Something that involves both animals and travel, such as working on the Cheetah reserve in Namibia or a cattle drive.
About you and PRs
Where do you source ideas for articles?
Generally from my own experiences of travel or issues raised by the members on Maiden-voyage.com.
How can PRs be useful to you?
By keeping me on their radar for anything women and business travel or luxury travel related.
How and when do you like them to get in touch?
Preferably by email but less is always more and quality beats quantity every time. We all get too much email, so non-relevant press releases just to add to email overload.
Do you find press conferences, trips, parties and other events useful or an interruption?
How would you pay the bills if you weren’t a journalist?
I would love to act! Imagine trying out a different character and look every day; what fun! I’ve just signed up to do a stand-up comedy course – it took a lot of work and a lot of arm-twisting to bribe one of my friends to join me (I’m terrified and excited about it in equal measures)!
If we gave you £1000, how would you spend it?
On a pair of silver Gina evening shoes and the balance on Green and Black's butterscotch chocolate.
Do you tweet? Why, why not?
Yes, every day — my klout score is in the 50s.
What books are on your bedside table, magazines in your bag, or blogs on your screen?
A real mixture!
'Search Engine Optimisation: An Hour a Day', Bob Burg’s 'Endless Referrals', Global Living Magazine, and Dr David Hamilton's latest masterpiece, “Why Kindness is Good For You”