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Hello and welcome to my online portfolio page!

My name is Madeleine Balcombe. I am a 22 year old trainee journalist, studying MA Magazine Journalism at Cardiff University.  I graduated from a three year BA degree in Journalism, Media and English Literature in July 2023 with a First Class Honours.


I have a passion for lifestyle journalism, and hope to pursue a career in this field. My skills include news writing, feature writing, podcasting, subediting, researching, interviewing, basic teeline shorthand.


I have created this website as a place to share my published pieces, to write independent blog posts, and to develop my journalism portfolio.

Click the button below to learn more about me.


With words in Time Out, Woman&Home, Woman's Weekly and Cardiff Life Magazine, my portfolio consists of the freelance work that I have done to date.

As well as this, find out about the experience I have within the industry: from my PPA accredited qualification, to my attendance at journalism workshops.

Click the button below to read my published work and to hear about my experience. 

I created the 'Living My Best Life' blog at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. What began as a hobby to curb my lockdown boredom quickly became much more than just this. I found great joy in the process of writing and publishing my own articles. This blog quickly fuelled my passion for lifestyle and arts journalism.

On my blog, I have published numerous articles about life, travel, food and music. I hope you enjoy reading!


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