I’m an award-winning journalist, editor and communications lead currently working as an editor at The Local Europe, as well as host and producer of The Local’s Germany in Focus podcast. I’m originally from Scotland and now live in the German capital, Berlin.

Throughout my career in the media and communications industry, I’ve written for several publications including Grazia, Glamour, The Debrief, Refinery29, The Herald and Sunday Herald and Deutsche Welle, I’ve also contributed to BBC Radio Scotland as a Germany correspondent.

I’m also a CELTA-qualified business English teacher and have taken on copywriting, editing and proofreading assignments for clients.

I previously worked as a content editor, features writer and reporter at the Evening Express in Aberdeen, and as a reporter and columnist at the Evening Times, Herald and Sunday Herald newspapers in Glasgow.

As part of the International Journalists Programme (IJP), I worked as a foreign correspondent at Die Welt/N24 in Berlin in 2015.

I have covered social affairs, gender issues, including violence against women, politics, culture and lifestyle stories. I have written extensively about refugees and have received awards for my coverage. Major events I’ve covered include the 2014 Scottish independence referendum (for the Herald and Times Group), and the Irish referendum on abortion. I am also interested in global development, travel, culture and food topics.

Please get in touch with any questions, comments or commissions by emailing rachel.loxton1@gmail.com or stop by for a chat on Twitter (@RachLoxton) where I’m usually found talking about life in Germany.

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