Gillian Thornton: “Made To Feel Part Of The Team”

Gillian Thornton

As part of our ongoing anniversary series, travel writer and frequent “Friend” contributor Gillian Thornton shares her views on writing for us.

“It’s a strange coincidence that I recently submitted my 150th article to the “Friend” in its 150th birthday year

“I’ve enjoyed working on a wide range of subjects, from personality interviews to heritage features, travel destinations to charity projects.

“Freelance writers often lead a rather lonely existence. We create features for readers we rarely meet from the solitude of our own homes. But in the six years I’ve been part of the ‘Friend’ family, I’ve really been made to feel like one of the team by the friendly editorial staff – an atmosphere that also leaps out of every page.

“So Happy Birthday to the ‘Friend’. Here’s to many, many more, and hopefully to many more articles from me, too!”

Has Gillian Thornton ever inspired you to take a trip? Then why not check out our travel pages.

Read more about her life as a travel writer here.

Yvonne McKenzie

Yvonne works on the Features team and admits to being nosy, so loves looking after the Between Friends letters and finding out all about our lovely readers. She also looks after our health copy and enjoys writing about inspiring people that help make the articles in the magazine so interesting.