Freelance profile

Meera Dattani

I'm a freelance travel journalist and editor and write for Rough Guides, Travel Weekly, Telegraph, Positive News, Bloomberg and others. I've been freelance since 2002. Before that, I was a senior editor at Virgin Media for three years and I've worked in-house at Orange, Channel 4 News and IPC Media. I'm a fast, versatile writer, good with tech, and a meticulous researcher. Most winters, I take extended trips of up to four months. I've filed copy from Uruguay, South Africa, Polynesia, to name a few. I've just returned from four months in Cambodia updating the new Rough Guide.

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Contact details:

Region/nation: London
Country: United Kingdom
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Telephone: +44 (0) 7939 245 957
Mobile: +44 (0) 7939 245 957


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Feature writerRates: Print media
Subeditor or editorRates: Sub-editing
Online journalismRates: Online/writing
Commissioning editorRates: Print media
ResearcherRates: Researcher
ReporterRates: Reporter
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  • Travel/tourism
  • Food and drink
  • Environment and conservation
  • Lifestyle

Major clients:

  • Rough Guides
  • Travel Weekly
  • Telegraph
  • Bloomberg

Profile last updated: 2017-03-23 12:09:58


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Tracing family roots in Uganda © Meera Dattani Tracing family roots in Uganda
Reseaching family history in Jinja, Uganda for a National Geographic Traveller feature
In Phnom Penh for Rough Guides © Meera Dattani In Phnom Penh for Rough Guides
One of many tuk-tuk journeys around the Cambodian capital, updating the Phnom Penh chapter for 2017's Rough Guide to Cambodia
Cargo cruising in the South Pacific © Meera Dattani Cargo cruising in the South Pacific
View of the island of Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia from the cargo-passenger ship Aranui 3