Photos I took while traveling Tui Cameron - freelance writer
My name is Tui Cameron. I am a freelance writer and this is my online business card. To browse, simply scroll down the page, or use these links to quickly find what you are looking for:

Travel writing
Photography
Hire me to write
Testimonials
Mental Mosaic (my blog)
My bio
Contact me

Travel writing
Since 2006, I have written travel articles for SkyEurope, easyJet, Wizzit, Click, Runway, Vueling, PlanetEye Traveler, and  iStopOver Magazine. I have written many articles about Naples, Italy, including the Shops & Services chapter for the "2010 TimeOut Guide to Naples" guidebook.  I specialize in writing about:

    Travel destinations - fun things to see and do, what's worth it, what is hype.

    Food - restaurant reviews, regional cuisines, notable chefs.

    Culture - museums, attractions, reviews, local customs.

    Trivia - unusual facts, odd sights, legends.

    Nature - native species, bird watching, natural features.

    Reviews - musicals, plays, and other performances.

I am passionate about traveling, writing, and sharing my experiences with others. I love researching articles as much as I love writing them. It's my pleasure to discover hidden gems, make unexpected connections, and write travel articles that pique the interest of longtime locals as well as newcomers and one-time visitors. [top]

Photography
My photos have accompanied travel articles in easyJet, Wizz, Runway, SkyEurope, PlanetEye Traveler, and iStopOver Magazine. I carry a camera at all times, and the pictures you see on the left side of this page were taken by me. Depending on the writing assignment, I can supply high quality photographs to accompany the text. [top]

Hire me to write 
I am deadline conscious, and can write in an academic or playful tone - whatever your publication needs. I stick to word limits, and provide sparkling prose for online publications while still meeting your particular SEO and keyword needs. I diligently research topics, and cheerfully adhere to the style guide of your choice. Remember, this is my idea of fun! If you need a writer, send an email to tui [at] mentalmosaic.com with your particular needs and we can take it from there. [top]

Testimonials
Don't just take my word for it. Here are what a couple of editors have to say after working with me on professional writing projects:

"Tui was an invaluable addition to a team of journalists hand-picked to create an international guide book to Naples, Italy, in 2009. She drew on her extensive, detailed knowledge of the city, and her contributions were invariably exact as well as entertaining."

     Jeffrey Kennedy
     freelance editor/author, various UK-based guidebooks
     Jeffrey Kennedy's Amazon.com profile

“With the pressure on to find informed, efficient and imaginative journalists ever increasing, I need to be able to rely on the best out there. With spot-on WIZZ editorial content and fantastic feature ideas, Tui fits the bill.”

     Piers Townley
     Editor, WIZZ magazine [top]

Mental Mosaic (my blog)
My blog, Mental Mosaic: Even Home is a Travel Destination, is where I let my hair down and write about whatever tickles my fancy (and I have a very ticklish fancy.) Drop by and say hi! [top]

My bio
No matter where life takes me, I enjoy interviewing locals and exploring regional traditions, with a keen eye for cultural quirks. Despite having once been stuck on the "It's a Small World" ride in Disneyland for an hour, I don't buy into that old saying. I believe it's a great big world, full of fun places to explore, people to meet and discover.

After living in Belgium, Italy and the Pacific Northwest, as well as moving 16 times in the past 10 years, I've concluded that traveling is more than simply going from one place to another, it is a mindset, a way of seeing the world around you with fresh eyes.

I've worn a lot of hats in my life - literally - and am especially fond of berets. Like many freelance writers, I've run the gamut of odd jobs: everything from composing corporate background music to owning and operating a lively coffeehouse/restaurant called the New Bohemian.

I've lived in Italy and Belgium, as well as 5 different states in the USA. I also spent 5 years as a caretaker for property on a small island with a population of 7 people. There was no ferry service, and mail came weekly, weather permitting. While there, I home-schooled my step-daughter and spent a lot of time writing and composing music, activities I enjoy to this day. I currently reside in a small town in north Texas with my fiance. [top]

Contact me
Want to communicate? Send me an email (tui at mentalmosaic.com) or look me up; I'm in the book - Facebook, that is. Want to tweet with me? Follow me @mentalmosaic. [top]