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The Mission Post

The Writing Desk 27

Welcome to The Mission Post!  I'm a freelance writer, journalist and copy editor, focusing on cricket, faith and politics.


A former Government policy adviser and private secretary, I took to freelancing after two decades in Westminster.  My heart lies with journalistic writing, where I use my Whitehall experience to survey politics through a Christian lens. You can read my opinion pieces in publications like Premier Christianity and Woman Alive.


I also write extensively about cricket, looking at its social impact as much as analysing the sport itself.  A member of Surrey CCC and The Cricket Society, in summer you will find me at The Kennington Oval, while all year I'll be writing about test and county cricket at this critical time for the game -  fulfilling a childhood ambition for sports journalism.   

My client work has been varied, including writing copy for a global health cycling charity who raise funds to rebuild a war-torn hospital and copy editing for a leading global aid charity.


Christian mission and Bible-themed writing have also featured in my portfolio, captured in The Mission Post Blog and Shop sections of the site. 


I am grateful for my many years in the UK Government and all of my clients and amazing editors who let me write for a living.  I am available for work, so if something here sparks your interest, please get in touch. 


Thank you.



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about me

Sharmila Meadows is the writer behind The Writing Desk 27.  She is a published freelance writer, journalist, copywriter and copy editor from London, England, where she still lives and works.


After graduating in European History and French (Hons) Language, she spent two decades as a Policy Adviser to the UK Government in Westminster, working on a range of policies and serving as Private Secretary to three Government Ministers in the House of Lords .  She has also lived and worked in France, New Zealand and Australia - and indeed, France and the Commonwealth rest close to her heart.

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