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About

Award-winning journalist, writer, commissioning editor.

A regular Guardian writer on social affairs, I’ve worked as a news editor on London local weeklies, as a reporter at the Times and as the Evening Standard’s local government correspondent. I’ve written for everything from Marie Claire, Cosmo and Time Out to specialist trade mags and blogs. My blog, The Social Issue, has been named the Guardian’s “best of the web”. I’m a trustee of a charity for siblings of disabled children and adults, Sibs, and an RSA fellow (Royal Society of Arts). As an editor, I’m working with the publisher Unbound on a groundbreaking anthology, Made Possible, a collection of essays about success by high achieving people with learning disabilities. The book is partly inspired by my youngest sister.

For more, see LinkedIn. Or check out my poetry 😉

Journalism

Journalism

Recent work

Click the links below, see my Guardian page or ask me for other articles.

You can also see my writing on The Social Issue blog.

Consultancy

Consultancy

Editorial support

Writing and editing projects include policy or case study reports, event coverage, briefings, guides, blogs and one-to-one editorial coaching.

Examples:

Space to Live, a report on home ownership for disabled people, for Disability Rights UK and Advance Housing & Support

Another Way, a report on improving care for learning disabled people after the Winterbourne View care scandal, for VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group)

Making it Real, a practical guide to good practice and ‘personalisation’ in social care, for national partnership Think Local, Act Personal and  VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group)

Get in touch to see other examples of my editorial consultancy work.

Testimonials

Testimonials

What people say about my work

“Good quality reporting and a passion for crusading journalism.” Brian MacArthur, ex-Times and Telegraph assistant editor.

“An authoritative writer”.  Sarah Jewell, Guardian supplements and microsites editor.

“Saba’s guidance, knowledge, research skills and writing abilities delivered informative resources of the highest quality”.  Bob Green OBE, Stonewall Housing chief executive.

“A talent for turning complex issues into powerful stories”.  John Adams, OBE, independent social care and charity advisor.

“A talented news reporter and writer.” Mike Leese, ex-Evening Standard news editor.

I was shortlisted for Journalist of the Year 2016 in the European Diversity Awards. My work to relaunch trade magazine Housing Today helped the title win several press awards, I was runner up in the Commission for Racial Equality Race in the Media Awards and won the best writer award on my postgrad journalism course.

Get in touch

Contact

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