Eugene Costello

Freelance journalist and writer

Hello. I am a freelance journalist and writer, formerly based in east London and now living in Valencia, Spain. I have written for many national newspapers and magazines. If you’re looking for a commercial writer, I have worked with many agencies and brands. And if you want to read about what clients and editors think of my work, take a look under ‘Testimonials‘ in the top menu.

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I have written for many newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard, Sunday World, Debonair, Halcyon, La Femme, Maxim, FHM and lots of others. You can see samples of my work here...

Commercial Writing

I have carried out many commercial assignments for companies and agencies. I specialise in tone-of-voice work, profiles of, and interviews with, senior executives, company profiles, case studies and web content. I am house-trained and won't wee in the pot plants at meetings with clients...


I have had two books published, sadly, neither netting me enough to live on an island fanning myself with a banana leaf while lying in a hammock contemplating the deep blue yonder. Well, not for more than a few days. Must dig out that Great Unfinished Novel sometime...

Want me to write something for you?

I'll pretty much write about anything. So long as it is legal and ethical. (If it isn't, we'd need to discuss that over a pint...) Get in touch for a chat about what you need, what your budget is and your deadline for the project. I'm sure to be able to help...

Journalist, dad, Londoner, traveller, epicure and gadfly. Views my own.

Unless they are libellous. In which case, they are Katie Hopkins’s.

Latest blog posts

"A well-rounded addition to any editorial desk..."

Jonathan Boyd
Editorial director, Open Door Media

"His newspaper background means that he works terrifically well under pressure while maintaining the very highest standards both in his writing and editing."

Dan Brotzel
Head of content and co-founder, Sticky Content Ltd

"He's dug us out of more than one project mire. His professionalism... the charm – wowzer. This man can keep any editorial project on track."

Martin Hennessey
Founder, The Writer

"His ability to juggle responsibilities to ensure we met deadline was incredibly helpful"

Jemma Clark
Project Services Director, JPC Creative

""The Che Guevara of journalism...""

A Few Good Hacks
Members of a Facebook group for journalists

"... his appearance of shambling ill-preparedness belies a keen sense of informality providing the surest guidance on a valued learning journey"

Tim Dawson
National Executive Committee, National Union of Journalists

"... the irrepressible charm of an old-school pork-pie-hatted journalist. Thoroughly recommended!"

Nick Saalfeld
Founder and director, Wells Park Communications