pem charnley - freelance journalist

               email: pem.charnley[at]gmail.com                                                          Mob: 07480 182 822





I am an experienced freelance journalist based just outside Exeter in Devon. I can confidently and professionally meet editorial objectives and have excellent written skills gained through both training and experience with a variety of publications and editors.

I am available for commissions and can be contacted via email or phone – please see above. I'm also available for copywriting work, ensuring that a strong, clear message is delivered to your particular target audience, be it online or in print.

I have written for The BBC, The Guardian, LRQA, Practical Parenting, OneUp Magazine, FQ, The Western Daily Press and The Western Morning News – please scroll down for work samples.




Update – Short Stories

As of 2015, I will also be releasing short stories on Kindle – writing fiction has been a passion of mine for a while now – wry tales with twists and turns. Many thanks to readers for the feedback so far – hugely encouraging. First up, and with an ending that unnerved the writer far more than others:

Wheatfield Taekwondo

(20 pages approx.)

Written in January, my latest story plays with guilt and the supernatural – and as said to others – though there are no engine rooms, a duvet does move of its own accord.

My Engine Room Is Haunted

(14 pages approx.)

(Full descriptions available with links.)


Work Samples

The Guardian – Sobriety At Christmas

The Guardian – Emergency Night Shelters Kept Ian Alive

The Guardian - Dead at 47: Homeless People are exposed to more than Cold

The Guardian - Homeless Candid Camera

The Guardian - Psychedelia and a Second Chance

The Guardian - The Vulnerable will always Pay the Price

The Guardian - Homelessness: See beyond the Beard

The Guardian - Are Wind Farms really a threat to National Security?

The Guardian - Technobile

The Guardian - Why I Love 80s Editions of Trivial Pursuit

Western Daily Press - Teen Drinkers on Road to Gin Lane

Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) co-authoring with Dr Anne-Marie Warris the chapter of a book - Managing Climate Risk - discussing in detail the positives of the Voluntary Carbon Standard.

Western Morning News - Daddy, What did you Do?


Further links - Sean McManus Business and technology writer and author of books including Microsoft Office for the Older and Wiser.