Author Details: Janet Laurie
Synergise Feature Writer

  Janet Laurie

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Brief Biography

Janet has loved to travel anywhere as far back as she can remember, inspired by childhood visits to France. She has worked for many years in education and information technology, where her writing has been mostly research reports and policy documents. Consultancy work on international projects has taken her to Belgium, Germany, Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Botswana and Kyrgyzstan. She has recently decided to spend more time developing a writing career.

Her home is Glasgow in Scotland, and now that her children have grown she can indulge her itchy feet more often. She’s particularly interested in the countries and the history of wider Europe, and speaks French and German reasonably well. When travelling she likes to meet new people and hear their stories, and to explore their way of life, their culture, their history and, naturally, their food.

Synergise Articles

Date Title
FEB 2006 Orkney — Ancient and Modern
MAY 2005 Hamlet's Castle - and other glimpses of Scandinavia
APR 2005 award iconHomage in Catalonia - One Hundred Years of Modern Art
this article won Janet the Best FreeStyle Article Award
in FreeStyle Group 1


Janet hopes to establish a career as a writer and in particular to develop as a travel journalist. In this field she’s therefore available for any commissions and open to all serious suggestions.