As a child, Benjamin Salisbury was motivated to become a journalist because he enjoyed designing and writing magazines.
After working and training as an accountant, he retrained in 2007 to become a qualified journalist. A background in finance helped him to secure his first journalism job as an editor for the finance section of Yahoo! in the UK.
Since then he has worked as an editor, a news reporter, and later as a freelance journalist. In any week he can be writing about the latest personal finance developments or covering a breaking news story for a national daily newspaper.
Although his main area of expertise is business and personal finance, being a freelancer means he enjoys covering a range of subjects and working in a variety of ways.
His routine is to write in the morning, followed by research, callouts and interviewing later in the day before the kids get home from school but finds that very few days are the same.
Benjamin strives to ensure that his work is of the highest standard by drawing on his training and remembering the advice of his editors. He reads a lot of newspapers, magazines, websites and books which he believes are important to improving his style of writing and understanding how to tell the story briefly - one of the hallmarks of good journalism.
Via Newsmodo, Benjamin wants to give brands an edge in content written by an impartial and independent voice. He thinks that Newsmodo is an invaluable outlet to pitch his abilities and write articles for a wider range of clients while broadening his expertise and experience.