About me

KP blog mugshot cropped Feb 2016I’m a journalist who has been writing, editing and subbing on business magazines for more than 15 years. I write regularly on all aspects of the built environment – architecture, engineering, construction, property, housing, planning, economics, investment strategies, sustainability, climate change adaptation, technology, insurance – and I’m always up for getting to grips with new topics.

I love getting to the bottom of why our cities look the way they do and what’s coming next, and presenting complex ideas in a compelling, accessible way. I’ve travelled to report on stories throughout Europe, the US, the Gulf states and India, interviewed politicians, senior executives and experts in many fields, and written features on a diverse range of subjects – from exposing the £1bn black hole in construction firms’ pension funds and investigating why there are so few independent restaurants in new developments across London, to following undercover surveillance teams on the streets of Tottenham and reporting from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN on insuring the end of the world. I am one of the authors of a book for RIBA Publishing about designing buildings to cope with climate change. And I once ate three fried breakfasts in one morning to judge a building site canteen competition. You can find my full CV on LinkedIn.

I’m also co-founder of Wordmule, a business-publishing house that produces content for a range of built environment clients. We create print and digital magazines and provide copywriting, research and project management services for major publishers, global corporates, SMEs and not-for-profit organisations.

Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more: katie@wordmule.co.uk