Ruth Allan is an experienced writer, editor, content creator who manages email and social marketing campaigns for The Life Centre. She’s a trustee of The Portico Library, a consultant for Time Out and has edited many publications including the Metro newspaper’s Manchester edition and the Time Out Manchester guide book. Her freelance work includes Manchester International Festival where she was programme editor as well as travel, culture and food journalism for Guardian, FT, Independent and many more. She set up the Manchester what’s on platform, Manchester Wire in 2012 which creates editorial, social and email marketing campaigns for regional clients including the Science Museum Group, Bruntwood, The National Trust, New Scientist Live and many more. She has delivered engaging writing workshops fo, among others, Google, Manchester Metropolitan University and currently offers these as part of her own yoga and writing retreats.