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Amanda Walkins

Edinburgh, Scotland
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  Travel, tourism, expat life, moving overseas, digital nomad life, location independence, female travel, study abroad, slow travel.

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Freelance expat writer and blogger, currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I'm a serial expat who has lived in Spain, Ecuador, Honduras, and now the UK. Most of my writing is travel and tourism-based, with an expat perspective. I've written for International Living, The Huffington Post, Reader's...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I'm still unclear if I qualify under that title. And still trying to decide where the line is drawn nowadays.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I have used a typewriter! I love the sound, but I'm far too impatient to actually use it for work. I use and abuse the delete button too much

How is social media changing news?

News travels faster than ever before via social media. Speed doesn't always allow for accuracy. Neither does the 140 character-limit.