About me

I am an award-winning journalist, editor, and ghostwriter based in Oxfordshire, UK, and working remotely with people and organisations from around the world.

My journalism career began in 2016, when I spent a month on the features desk as woman&home’s work experience intern. The following year, I freelanced for various publications, graduated from Keele University with a first-class degree in English, and joined Happiful magazine, taking up the post of Editorial Assistant.

Today, I am Happiful’s Features Editor, where I write, commission, and edit across the magazine and website – and also guest edit several issues a year. During my time at the magazine, I have had the opportunity to work on investigative features, tell meaningful and uplifting stories, and interview celebrities, activists, artists, experts, and cultural trailblazers. 

My freelance bylines include The Guardian, Mslexia, Metro and more. You can find links to some of my work in my portfolio.

In 2022 I was shortlisted for the Dawn Foster Memorial Prize for my essay on the housing crisis, published by Red Pepper in partnership with HCI Skills Gateway. In 2023, I was named runner-up in The Orwell Society/NUJ Young Journalist Prize in the political column category, and was also named a PPA Next Gen Award-winner (previously PPA 30 under 30). 

I addition to my journalism, I also offer a range of editorial services including copyediting, proofreading, ghostwriting, and mental health sensitivity reading

Kathryn Wheeler holding a trophy at the IPPA awards
Kathryn Wheeler at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards

In this time, I have worked with major publishing houses in the UK and US, as well as independent authors, and companies seeking copy and editorial advice.

I am happy to speak on podcasts, panels, and shows. Browse some of my previous appearances.