Our Team

Meet our highly experienced travel writers and editors, from our in-house team in Europe and North America to our handpicked contributors all over the world

Our Expert In-House Team

The in-house team at World Words comprises a select group of content experts with vast experience within the travel sector. Our talented team has created content for some of the biggest travel publications and brands on earth, and we are committed to producing great travel content tailored to the individual demands of our clients.
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Joe Reaney

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Joe is the editor-in-chief of World Words. Originally from the UK, he has lived in six countries, from Czechia to Nepal, and has travelled to another 70. As a seasoned writer and editor for the likes of National Geographic, The Guardian, Forbes Travel Guide, The Independent and USA Today, Joe believes the very best travel content works for the client and the reader alike.

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Mandy Hegarty

Senior Content Editor

Mandy is a senior content editor at World Words. Born and bred in Dublin, she has lived in New York, London and Montreal, which is now happily home. She has also traversed most of continental Europe and Latin America. An experienced writer and editor with Time Out, HomeAway, Viator, Monarch Airlines and more, Mandy works closely with writers to ensure excellence.

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Eilidh McCabe

Staff Content Editor

Eilidh is a staff content editor with World Words. Currently based in Glasgow, she’s previously resided in China and Germany, and still loves exploring Europe, Asia and beyond. Eilidh has years of experience as both a copywriter and editor for big-name publishers like Expedia and HarperCollins. She now works with the editorial team to deliver high-quality content to our clients.

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Samantha Wilson

Staff Content Writer

Samantha’s a staff content writer at World Words. She has previously lived in Spain, China, Israel and Honduras and explored far and wide, from Alaska to Palau. She is now based in beautiful Somerset. Having written for big travel clients like Princess Cruises, Thomas Cook and Bradt Guides, Samantha now works on articles, guides, website copy and more for World Words.

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Nathanael Smith

Staff Content Writer

Nathanael’s a staff content writer at World Words. He has travelled everywhere from India to Tajikistan, but is most often found in Edinburgh. A seasoned travel (and film) writer and editor for the likes of Expedia, Cottages4you and The Skinny, he is also a regular on BBC Radio’s Culture Studio. Nathanael works on many different travel content writing projects for World Words.

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Julia Evans

Staff Content Writer

Julia is a staff content writer with World Words. She has lived throughout the US, the Netherlands and the UK and travelled extensively within Europe, Asia and North America. She’s managed the websites of many major travel brands and written for Lonely Planet, Thomas Cook and The Co-operative Travel. Julia works on all sorts of travel content briefs for World Words.

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Georgia Pierce

Staff Content Writer

Georgia is a staff content writer at World Words. She’s crafted destination guides, magazine features, web copy and blogs for major travel brands like Thomson and First Choice, and has travelled far and wide throughout Europe, Asia and South America. She currently calls Hertfordshire home. Georgia works on a diverse range of travel content writing for World Words.

Our Global Contributors

Along with our in-house team, we have hand-picked travel journalists and copywriters based all over the world. Every one is a seasoned writer for the likes of Lonely Planet, Wanderlust, Mr & Mrs Smith and TripAdvisor. And they live across continents, affording World Words unbeatable on-the-ground insight, whatever the destination.