About Alice

Alice Johnson is a freelance writer, journalist, editor and videographer.

Alice is available for copywritingediting and book editing, news/article/interview commissions, videography, video editing and print production work. With more than 10 years experience in the industry, she has invaluable in-depth knowledge of editorial requirements.

During her three-year tenure as a reporter for Gulf News, Alice travelled the Middle East reporting for print, online and video – both in front and behind the camera.

She started her career in London, UK, where she worked as a sub-editor, production editor, editor and writer. Alice has handled the print production process of several substantial magazines and supplements – from feature writing to final print stages. She has a keen eye for detail and is known as one of the most thorough editors in the UAE. She also worked as Deputy UAE Editor at the aforementioned daily newspaper, planning news, pages and editing copy to extremely tight hourly deadlines. She is a trained videographer and video editor and has shot to tight deadlines, as well as under trying circumstances in Afghanistan.

Her major reports included conditions for women and children in Afghanistan; the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton; and the UK’s involvement in the Middle East arms trade in relation to the 2011 Arab uprisings. She also interviewed significant political players (David Cameron, William Hague and Liam Fox) and best-selling authors including Margaret Atwood, Martin Amis and Vikas Swarup (of Slumdog Millionaire fame) and has broken worldwide exclusives.

Alice also writes short stories and children’s books, her lovable children’s character Scruffy the Street Cat and his adventures have been written into a series of 10 books. Alice holds regular interactive storytelling sessions in schools around Dubai.

Alice’s first play ‘Two Inside the Cuckoo’s Nest‘ is due to be produced in NYC in 2011, by Britpack NY. She also finished writing her first crime novel in July 2012, which is currently in the editing process.