About Helen

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Experienced writer, editor, journalist


I am an established consumer and B2B journalist and copywriter, with a background in national newspapers and magazine editing.

Recent work includes:

  • Lifestyle writing, working with clients including Dexters Magazine, the luxury lifestyle title of the prime London estate agents. Topics covered include property, interiors, health and fitness, restaurants, celebrity profiles and luxury retail
  • Magazine editing, working with membership communications specialist Century One Publishing
  • Blogs and thought leadership pieces for a global technology company
  • Contributing to The Spectatorwith a focus on personal finance issues such as consumer rights, inheritance planning and family finances

I graduated from Cambridge in 1997 and have been writing professionally since 1999.

I’m currently finalising my debut novel My Precious Snowflake a thriller, and am represented by Hellie Ogden at Janklow & Nesbit.

Finance writer


I started my career at Money Marketingbefore moving to This Is Money as a personal finance writer. Here I also contributed features to the Evening Standard.

After a brief stint at the Sunday Times, I went freelance in 2003. Among other consumer and charity sector projects, I contributed personal finance features to The Times, The Observer, The Independent, and The Daily Telegraph.

Get in touch – helen@helenmonkstakhar.co.uk