Jill Insley provides a full range of freelance and corporate writing services, including ghost written blogs and articles, guides, press releases and web content relating to personal finance and consumer affairs. She also undertakes media training, with specific reference to print and online media.
Jill has written about personal finance and consumer affairs for 25 years, covering all aspects from mortgages and savings to pensions and taxation.
She started her career on the business to business newspaper Money Marketing as reporter and then features editor. As commissioning editor, she then helped launch Inside Money, a consumer magazine published by Centaur Communications.
Following a successful career with Centaur, Jill was recruited by The Observer to work on the launch of its new personal finance section Cash in 1998, and became editor in 2005.
In 2008, the Guardian News & Media group merged the editorial operations of the Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk. Jill was promoted to the senior executive management as Head of Consumer, with responsibility for all personal finance and consumer content in the two newspapers and on the website. During her time in charge of the Consumer team, traffic to the guardian.co.uk/money pages more than doubled.
She is currently agony aunt for the Money section of the Sunday Times, writing the Question of Money column. Additionally, Jill has written for The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, The Times, The Independent on Sunday, Cosmopolitan and Red.
She lives in Norfolk with her daughter Imogen and cat Orlando, who has himself become a regular in the media through his successful stock picking techniques.
Jill has won both the Headlinemoney Consumer Journalist of the Year and the Santander Personal Finance Journalist of the Year awards.