Writer and Editor

Rhonda Carrier regularly writes about food (restaurants and cookery), health, the environment, education, booksfamilies, lifestyle and interiors for the likes of The Guardian, The Telegraph, Time Out and The Evening Standard. A leading UK family travel expert and a growing expert on the joys and tribulations of travel with teens, Rhonda has written about travel for publications as diverse as National Geographic Traveller, The GuardianCondé Nast Traveller, MetroCountry Life, Red Online, Good HousekeepingTravel Weekly, Culture Trip, Easyjet Traveller, The Observer, MetroThe Telegraph, Lonely PlanetPrima, The South China Morning Post, Thomas Cook Travel magazine, Delta Sky magazine, JetAway magazine, Family Traveller, Selling TravelFood and Travel and Insider Picardy, and has authored and edited travel and guide books for Rizzoli, Frommer's, Time Out, Fodor'sLonely Planet among others.  

She is also commissioning editor and main writer for the leading family travel website TakeTheFamily.com. She was features editor for the Time Out Manchester pop-up magazine published in March 2019, commissioning editor for the charity Kids in Museums, and the family travel expert for P&O Ferries, and has discussed family travel issues on Radio 4's Woman's Hour and other radio shows. She has appeared as a guest editor at Dea Birkett's Travel Writing Workshops and was a volunteer for the children's holiday charity CHICKS.

Copywriting and Marketing Support

Rhonda has also assisted companies and institutions with marketing and brand storytelling, including the Manchester International FestivalHomeaway, WeWork, Thomas Cook, Mark Warner Holidays, Marks & Spencer Bank, Atout France, Picardie Tourism, Visit England and MOVES Guides, and was an editorial consultant for Luxury Family Hotels. She has contributed to the Carrier luxury travel magazine (no relation!) and other Carrier publications, and she was a copywriting consultant and remains a brochure writer for Travel Counsellors.

Translator and Transcreator

Rhonda is also a translator (French into English), mainly of tourist and marketing materials including websites and brochures (for DesignerBox and Revol, among others).

Travel PR

Rhonda's travel PR work has included highly successful campaigns for onefinestay and Suffolk Secrets, and social media and press and parent relations for takethefamily.com, and she has also worked on travel apps and other travel material for Google. She currently assists Aviareps UK with tourist board campaigns and events.

Creative Writing and Literary Consultancy

Though between her family and her travels she has little time for creative writing, Rhonda writes occasional fiction that is largely inspired by her travels. Her first published short story, ‘St Wilgefortis Blues’, won the Jack Trevor Story Memorial Prize after appearing in Neonlit: the Time Out Book of New Writing II (Penguin) in 2000, and her story 'Night-fishing' won 2nd place in the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition 2016.

Other short fiction has appeared in Image magazine, the Time Out Book of London Short Stories (Penguin), The Flash (Social Disease), Paint a Vulgar Picture: Stories Inspired by the Smiths (Serpent's Tail), '68: New Stories from Children of the Revolution (Salt Publishing), and The French Literary Review.

She also reviewed new books for Time Out magazine, assessed fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for the Cornerstones literary advisory for more than five years, and was a consultant on fiction plus travel, memoirs and other non-fiction for the publisher Gibson Square, including the best-selling works of Helena Frith-Powell.

Rhonda can be contacted at rhonda.carrier@takethefamily.com or followed on twitter or Instagram.

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