Hi, I’m Julie Sykes, founder of The Gap Year Edit.
I aim to focus on my readers’ aspirations for experiencing something different from a standard two-week holiday/vacation – whether that’s to travel, volunteer, learn new skills, or have once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
The Gap Year Edit is aimed at professionals aged 25-54 who are planning anything from an alternative holiday, through to a gap month (eg during the summer break for teachers) or even a full gap year.
My aim is to hear my readers say, “I’m so glad I did it”,
instead of, “I wish I could, BUT … ”
Why is The Gap Year Edit a good proposition for you and your business?
A January 2014 study commissioned by HiltonHHonors found that one in ten UK professionals has plans to take a career break within the next year. 78% believe travel would have a positive effect on their professional career.
My gap year credentials
I’ve travelled independently to nearly 40 countries across 6 continents. My next trip is in early 2015 to Nicaragua & Colombia
- I’m a PR/CSR volunteer for Marie Curie Cancer Care
- I sponsor a child in Cambodia through World Vision – visiting him in November 2012 was one of my most humbling travel experiences
- I’m an occasional speaker of conversational Spanish, rusty German and rustier Italian
architecture, castles and ruins, modern art, local crafts, clothing, textiles and artisans (my degree is this field), sustainability, spirituality, local food and drinks, wine and coffee, hiking (day and multi-day hikes), wandering (sometimes getting lost), the great outdoors, wildlife, yoga, fitness, volunteering, reading, photography, flashpacking, public transport
My career background
I’ve 10+ years experience in marketing and communications, including reputation management through PR and beyond, team leadership and management, agency management, corporate social responsibility, employee engagement, and online and offline collateral production.
During my time working for multinational companies I’ve written targeted copy and presentations for journalists, executives’ speeches, customers, change management communications for employees, and more.
For more on my career background and endorsements, see my LinkedIn profile.
The Gap Year Edit is your ideal partner, on- and off-line.
Download my Media Kit (click on the image below), to see the full details of what I can offer.
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