About Jo Wiltshire

Writer, Journalist and Parenting Expert

Jo Wiltshire

Well it all started out wanting to write, and later having a family, and the two sort of collided somewhere in the middle…


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I began in journalism as a news reporter and later features writer for the Eastern Daily Press in Norwich, before becoming its Deputy Features Editor (I was Jo Ellis back then, before I married the EDP’s then football writer Lewis Wiltshire, now Senior Director of Media Partnerships, Twitter – I hereby declare an interest in all things Twitter-related!).

During my time at the EDP I was a finalist in the Travelex Travel Writers’ Awards, and was the BT Media Awards Feature Writer of the Year (South East and Eastern Region). I was also the first-ever winner of The Prince’s Trust Local Reporting Award in association with The Newspaper Society – my mother still has the picture of me with Prince Charles somewhere!

I moved on to become a writer and celebrity interviewer for The Mail on Sunday, and was lucky enough to interview lots of high-profile personalities, including Heath Ledger, Sir Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman and many more.

It was a wonderfully unpredictable life, a highlight of which was being told while interviewing Ivana Trump on her yacht in Monaco that I wasn’t allowed to use the loo. “Journalists must visit the café across the road, darlink,” she tinkled as her maid hovered behind us, vacuuming our footprints out of the deep pile white carpet…


After starting a family, I became a freelance writer and here the two worlds collided when I began to write parenting books, as well as continuing to work as a journalist, mainly writing on family, parenting and youth issues. I provide expert parenting comment for TV, radio, web and the print press.

I have worked as a journalism lecturer at Harlow College’s Journalism Centre and at the University of Hertfordshire, specialising in news writing and magazine writing. I am an experienced tutor at Hons degree, postgraduate and NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) level and have marked for the NCTJ diploma. I am also a journalism consultant for CTJT Distance Learning Courses.

I live in East Hertfordshire with Lewis, our children Evie and Charlie, and our dog Lily the whippet.

LECTURING:

Jo is an experienced lecturer and tutor at Hons degree, postgraduate and NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) level, and has marked for the NCTJ diploma.
She is also a consultant for CTJT Distance Learning Courses.

Jo Wiltshire's Work

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  • Writing

    Jo is a published author, specialising in parenting and family topics.
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  • Journalism

    Jo began in journalism as a news reporter and later features writer for the Eastern Daily Press in Norwich.

Expert Comment

Jo is an articulate and engaging speaker on parenting and family topics, having had a monthly parenting phone-in for BBC Radio for some years.

She has appeared on national TV – including ITV’s Good Morning Britain – and a range of national and regional broadcast shows.

She provides expert comment and quotes to the broadcast, web and print media, and is happy to attend events as a keynote speaker and panel member.

Please contact her on 07930 565325 for availability.

 

 

Jo Wiltshire Books

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Jo Wiltshire Author, Writer and Editor

Author

The Potty Training Bible, Crimson Publishing 2010.  The Baby Sleep Bible, Crimson Publishing 2009.   Sneaky Parenting (2008).

Co-Author

Dorling Kindersley’s The Pregnancy and Baby Book, DK 2013
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! series: The Remarkable…Revealed, Miles Kelly Publishing, 2007, and Expect…The Unexpected, Miles Kelly Publishing, 2006

Contributing writer and editor

My Pregnancy 2012, My Pregnancy 2013 and My Pregnancy 2014, Crimson Publishing

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Jo Wiltshire's Blog

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Contact

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  • Mobile: 07930 565325
  • Email: jo@jowiltshire.com


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