About Lydia

About Lydia

Lydia Smith is a freelance journalist, writer, copywriter and editor who writes with a focus on women’s rights, health, mental health, feminism, human rights, workplace issues and wellbeing.

She is based in London but has travelled around the world to tell the stories that really matter, from the closure of the last orphanages in Rwanda, to the rise of LGBT+ rights in Cuba.

Her work can be found in: Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, Quartz, the Independent, i News, the Telegraph, Metro, Huffington Post, Patient, NetDoctor, IBTimes UK, Open Democracy and more.

Lydia has spoken on BBC radio and appeared on panel debates. Her documentary on Romanian orphanages, Ceausescu’s Forgotten Children, won a 2017 US Telly Award and was nominated for Best Video Journalism at the 2017 Online Media Awards.

Lydia has a background in news reporting and feature writing. She writes for national and online media, charity and corporate clients.

Please get in touch for rates, details on work experience and clients.


  • MA in English Literature at King’s College London
  • BA Hons in English Literature at the University of Birmingham
  • Lydia has had media law training.


  • Writing news articles, features, opinion pieces and blog posts.
  • Copywriting and editing.
  • SEO optimisation.
  • Sub-editing for print, online and digital editions.
  • Social media management.