So here’s me. I’m Jools Stone, Editor in Chief and self appointed Social Media Czar of Trains on the Brain.
I’m a full time freelance journalist, copywriter, blogger and general social media obsessive these days, having quit the ‘cubicle life’ in August 2010. I’m truly living the dream and seeing the world, one train at a time. Well that’s the long term plan anyway…
For now I’m beavering away here, writing stuff, networking like crazy, faffing about endlessly on twitter and making many new friends in glamorous corners of the world. Very occasionally I even catch some sleep and leave the house for air. Still I’m forever scheming and dreaming of happy trails on rails to come.
Prior to all this I worked in marketing for over a decade for a range of companies in arts, education and publishing sectors. I learned a lot but sometimes if felt like a lifetime. It all feels pleasingly distant now.
Recently I’ve signed up to become an occasional Tripbod too. I’ll be giving tailored travel advice and tours to anyone who fancies visiting Edinburgh. See my Tripbod shop page for some ideas of the personalised local tours I can offer and get in touch through it if you want to render my services.
I have a professional portfolio site, still something of a work in progress, but in the meantime if you like my style and would like to learn more about how I could work with you, please drop me a line via my Contact me page on this blog.
To catch up with me and follow my various social media entities and aliases, visit my About Me page.
I was born and raised in the mean ‘burbs of Bromley, technically Kent, but actually a mere 15 minutes to London Bridge by train of course. I spent most of my twenties in London and now live in Edinburgh with my rather lovely fiance for the past 9 years. We got engaged on the Orient Express earlier this year. Hey, here’s a post for that.