The Costa Press Club has a thriving international membership from over 10 countries, working and contributing to the life of the media here in southern Spain. Here is an A-Z of members, their professional background and contact details. Please be sure to mention the Costa Press Club website when contacting any member.
Belinda Beckett | Freelance Journalist
Classically trained and NCTJ qualified, Belinda began her newspaper apprenticeship in 1974BC (before computers) on the Brighton Evening Argus, graduated to globe-trotting Deputy Editor of the Britain’s top travel trade newspaper (Travel Weekly) and spent two years in Fleet Street (Daily Express) before escaping to the other end of Europe. Today she’s freelance and open to suggestions!
(00 34) 635 859 549
Else Beekman | Freelance journalist, Copy Writer & Blogger
I am a freelance journalist, copywriter and blogger with Spain as my specialism. My clients include Spanje Magazine, Especial Life, De Week, a blog for Lindanieuws.nl, AmbianceTravel.nl and Arcos & Lamers Asociados. I also run two of my own websites: InSpanje.nl (news and useful information about Spain in Dutch) and MeerSpanje.nl (An online travel guide about Spain).(00 34) 645 470 740
Film & TV Producer
Adrian Bracken runs Marbella Productions as International TV and Film Productions company making Documentaries, Feature Films and high quality TV commercials. Corporate films and Music videos.
Based in Marbella the company has in house, full broadcast quality HD production and post production facilities for fast cost effective work.(00 34) 952 76 83 66
(00 34) 66 11 28 404
A marketing consultant with over 25 years experience, Steve is a Certified Google Partner and one of the Top Contributors on the Google AdWords Community Forum. He manages advertising campaigns above the line, below the line and online.(00 34) 95 278 3677
(00 34) 617 365 848
Chris Chaplow | Director
Chris Chaplow has an honours degree in Civil Engineering at King¹s College, London and worked on major construction projects in UK and Gibraltar before his interest in Andalucia, photography and IT led him to Spain in 1991 and to found Andalucia.com. Chris is also active in the ICANN Business Constituency.(00 34) 952 89 78 65
Michelle Chaplow | Professional photographer
Michelle Chaplow is a luxury hotel & travel photographer who has photographed every single province in Spain. Her work has taken her to 65+ countries.www.hotelessencephotography.com
Robin Chapman | Writer / Photographer(00 34) 952 583 005
Louise Cook Edwards | Writer & PR(00 34) 607 627 161
Owner/publisher ESpecial lifestyle magazine for Belgians and Dutch on the Costa del Sol.
- Member of the Marbella Dutch Business Club.
- Member of the Belgian Business & Community Club España.
Languages: Dutch, French, English (fluent), learning Spanish(00 34) 663 848 463 email
Chris Dove | International writer & Editor
A Londoner, qualified Economist, and with a solid background in marketing and sales promotion, Chris writes, edits and reviews content for websites, blogs, print and apps.
Covering tourism, property, lifestyle and technology, satisfied high-profile clients include British Airways, Coca-Cola, Google, the European Commission and UNESCO.
Chris´s work has appeared in English, Spanish, Russian and Finnish publications, appealing to international audiences in a refreshingly upbeat style.(00 34) 662 010 350
Mogens “Mugge” Fischer has been living on the Costa del Sol since 2001, and has since been working for the the Scandinavian Magazines, La Danesa, En Sueco & Det Norske Magasinet, as well of running his own ArtCompany, Artenovum.
Art, culture, friends, family, events, charity and people are all high on his list of priorities. He is an outgoing, positive guy, with his own mind and a strong sense of humor. “Mugge” is an Aquarius by birth!
Fluent in Danish, English and Spanish.(00 34) 650 32 40 12
Herta Fritz | Photographer(00 34) 952 933 488
(00 34) 952 933 488
Born in Copenhagen I have worked as a journalist for half a century for Danish Aller Press. Mainly as a travel reporter and interviewer for Familie Journal - the biggest Danish weekly – all over the world. I still deliver articles to Danish, Norwegian and Swedish magazines and daily papers. My permanent address is in Denmark but I spend four -five months of the year on Costa del Sol.(00 45) 22439526 (Denmark)
(00 34) 627-702356
Sally Harrison | Freelance TV presenter(00 34) 952 436 782
(00 34) 626 038 851
Carla van Hemert | Publisher & Journalist
Founder/publisher/director of ESpecial Life Magazine, a Dutch bi-monthly magazine that is distributed for free on the Costa del Sol and also has subscribers in Belgium and The Netherlands. Carla writes articles and is also known for her photography abilities. The magazine is supported by a website which features news items on a weekly basis.email
Sara Laine has been writing for the Scandinavian magazines En Sueco, La Danesa and Det Norske Magasinet since 2010, as well as doing translations for several companies in Europe.
She moved to the Costa del Sol in 2009 and during the intervening years has come to love exploring all that Spain has to offer.
Languages: Swedish, English and Spanish(00 34) 600 838 399
Robina Lambert Lowry | Freelance writer / Journalist
Freelance writer and journalist. Author of the book ‘DOLMENS AND DUENDE’ which explores the culture, history, traditions and magic of Andalucía.
Experienced translator of legal documents and a wide range of other subjects from Spanish into English. For information regarding officially-certified translations go to www.tttestepona.com.email (writing/journalism queries)
email (translation queries)
Philip Langley | Advertising & marketing consultant
The Boss - PLC Inter-Communications S.L
Throughout my entire career, and especially since operating and running my own business, I have undertaken all aspects of Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations including copywriting and journalistic writing. I have handled extensive advertising campaigns with significant budgets for the majority of my working life. In 1992, I relocated to Spain and started another advertising and marketing company, now PLC, operating in Gibraltar and Spain.
Peter Leonard | Journalist / Editor
Born in Sydney (Australia), Peter Leonard began his journalistic career in 1978 with the Bundaberg Newspaper Company, before travelling to Europe in 1984 and settling on the Costa del Sol, where he has worked for a diverse array of general lifestyle and specialist publications and websites/blogs.email
Andy Little | Radio Station Owner & Presenter / Event Promotions
18 years working at Central FM Radio with 7 years in entertainment management prior to that.
Karen McMahon - TV / Radio presenter & producer RTV340
Abogado especialista en derecho civil e internacional privado
- Directora /Gerente/ Fundadora del despacho IUSTALEX ABOGADOS.
- Cónsul de Dinamarca en Málaga, Cádiz, Granada y Jaén.
- Vocal de la Comisión de Relaciones Internacionales del Consejo General de la Abogacía Española
- Miembro de la Cámara Hispano Danesa
- Miembro de la Comisión de Comercio Exterior de la Cámara de Comercio de Málaga.
- Arbitro del Tribunal de Arbitraje de Málaga
Colaboraciones en los medios de comunicación
- Publicación de artículos de opinión y divulgación en prensa especializada (Cinco días, Expansión, prensa digital y de divulgación)
- Colaboraciones en TV (Canal Sur, Onda Azul)
- Colaboración en Radio (Cadena Ser y Cadena Cope)
- Ponente en seminarios y congresos de derecho internacional (Málaga, Bilbao, Barcelona, Paris, Marsella, Londres, Rabat, Bogotá, México DF, Hong Kong, Shanghái, Lima y Quito)
- 2006 Premio especial ADEPMA (Asociación de Mujeres Directivas, Empresarias y Profesionales de Málaga)(00 34) 952 211 797
Helen O'Leary | Writer & Illustrator(00 34) 952 88 46 35
(00 34) 618 454 169
Georgina Oliver | Arts & Style Correspondent
Roving Editor South of France, Spain & Portugal, CitizenK International.
Covers culture and lifestyle in the Costa del Sol and Campo de Gibraltar area.
At the helm of the Anglo-American Press Association of Paris (as President in 2005 and co-President for the centenary, two years later), she is also a life member of the NUJ (National Union of Journalists).
Her “distinctly Desigual” career encompasses a flamboyant art critic debut pursued in Paris after starting out in her native “Swinging London”, a decade of hard and fast reporting for TIME Inc., as well as “a tutti frutti of editorial adventures”. Among these: a ten-year tenure as Assistant Editor of The Paris Voice, for which she wrote a trends column.
During the ‘noughties’, Georgina Oliver co-edited The New Waver – France’s cutting-edge, a trailblazing bookzine, “which focused on the arts, science, business and technology”, occasionally branching out into Web content, online storytelling, radio and television.
Liz Parry B.E.M. | Consultant editor / Writer and translator
Consultant editor of SUR in English.
ACP Prize for Journalism in Pathology 2013
Author of 'Liz Parry's Spanish Phrase Book' and 'Santana's Spanish Phrase Book'.
Founding member and Secretary, English Cemetery in Malaga Foundation.(00 34) 952 649 636
Teuvo Peltoniemi | Science writer, journalist, researcher & trainer
Owner and editor-in-chief of Sosiomedia Ltd. His specialist topics are social and health issues, emigration, telemedicine, and technology.
He has worked since 1969 for radio, television, web, and printed media, and been a communications director. He has produced nearly 20 non-fiction books and developed EU Internet projects on addictions, children and technology. Among his awards is the Finnish State Life Work 2011 Award on Public Information for "exemplary and unconventional public information work”.
In addition to Finnish press associations he also belongs to the International Science Writers Association (ISWA). He lives in Helsinki, Finland and Fuengirola, Spain.(00 358) 400 412 838
www.teuvopeltoniemi.net www.sosiomedia.fi Finn Utopias
Kate Rayner | Journalist / Translator
Formerly employed at SUR in English, now retired but an occasional contributor to the newspaper and UK media writing about dance.email
Micky Reynolds | Journalist(00 34) 952 468 645
Jesper Sander Pedersen | Freelance journalist / Guide / Lecturer
Jesper Sander Pedersen has lived in Spain since 1986, working for selected Scandinavian magazines and media companies on Costa del Sol. Currently combining freelance journalism with a job as tour guide. Co-responsible for seminars for expats and research assignments for Scandinavian media companies. Also participated in discussion programs on Spanish media as spokesman for foreign expats and foreign journalists.
Founding member of Costa Press Club (president since 2007)
Fluent in Spanish, Danish, English.(00 34) 952 371 821
(00 34) 669 713 637
David Searl | Author / Journalist
Author of book, You & the Law in Spain, newspaper and magazine columns, radio programs.
Lecturer on legal matters.(00 34) 952 486 035
Joanna Styles | Freelance writer & Journalist
Freelance writer specialised in online and offline marketing including digital content creation, copy for lead generation, content for marketing materials and social media. Specialist topics are property investment, Spain in general and Andalucia in particular, and relocation. Also author of the Guide to Malaga travel app.(00 34) 690 006 741
Barrie Suart | Travel Writer(00 44) 0117 2797756 (UK)
Yvonne Vidal Sanguiñedo | Relocations & Legal expert
Founder and Director of Yvonne´s Anglo Spanish Connections and My Legal PA a Bespoke Service in Relocation, Legal and Administrative Procedures in Spain. Over 35 years’ experience in the UK, Spain and US, where she has used her multi-cultural knowledge and expertise to great effect.(00 34) 952 810 391
(00 34) 696 166 338
William D. (Nathan) Thomas | Journalist
30 years with ABC News as a Correspondent, Bureau Chief and Producer, based in New York, Hong Kong, Manila, Johannesburg and London.
Emmy Award: Coverage of Pam Am Flight 73 Hijacking in Pakistan.
Overseas Press Club of America Award: Reporting from Baghdad during 1st Gulf War.
IG DuPont Award: 9/11 Coverage
Peabody Award: 9/11 Coverage
Emmy Nominations: Five Personal nominations
Named on various ABC News Nominations
David Wishart | Travel & Golf writer
Marion Winter | Journalist / Interpreter
Ryerson University, Canada with a journalism degree and worked for magazines and newspapers as a reporter and assistant editor. In Spain did editorial design for the media. Ran Gibraltar Bulletin newsletter and edited daily Marbella Tribune.
At Marbella´s hospital, formed volunteer interpreter service at the Hospital Costa del Sol and radiotherapy charity, Los Claveles.(00 34) 952 863 926