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Rupert Eden

Lisbon, Portugal

Rupert Eden has eight years experience as a print and
newswire journalist working in London as well as
postings in Latin America Italy and Iberia. His
grounding is in financial, energy and business news
having started out in 1996 working for the US
commodities newswire Bridge followed by foreign
correspondence work for FT Finance www.ft.com and
then as a stringer for the energy newswire Platts
www.platts.com which took him to Spain, Peru,
Argentina and finally to Italy. By 1999 he was working
full time for Reuters in their Rome bureau covering
corporate and political news.

This period was followed by a departure from pure
financial news gathering to editorial management,
market-driven analysis and travel journalism.

Immediately after leaving Reuters in 2001 Rupert
headed editorial strategy at The Writer
www.thewriter.co.uk using the written word to raise the
corporate profile of high-end and medium-sized
businesses through their online and in-house content
including business plans, mission statements and press
packs. Names he worked with at The Writer include
Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Digital Vision Online, Red
Cloud and Imagination. During this time he also began
collaborating with World Writers www.worldwriters.com
making the most of his strong language skills to adapt
advertising campaigns into Portuguese and Spanish for
global brands such as Vodafone, Nike, JDI, Orange and
Converse.

In 2003 he moved back to Lisbon to freelance for
companies including the Ashville Media Group
www.ashville.com, Fodors www.fodors.com, Dorling
Kindersley www.dk.com, Christian Science Monitor
www.csmonitor.com, Hunter Publishing
www.hunterpublishing.com, Financier Worldwide
Magazine www.financierworldwide.com , Condé Nast
Traveller www.cntraveller.com, Globe and Mail
www.globeandmail.com, Harpers & Queen Abroad
www.harpersandqueen.co.uk, Time Out
www.timeout.com, Environment Business News Briefing
www.ebnb.co.uk, Octopus Travel
www.octopustravel.com, Travel Intelligence
www.travelintelligence.net, Villas Magazine
www.villas.com .

Since taking up travel journalism Rupert has contributed
towards and updated three Time Out City Guides
(Lisbon, Madrid, Andalucia), the Fodors and Rough
Guides www.roughguides.com to Portugal. He has
written The Adventure Guide to Southern Italy due to be
published by Hunter in 2004. He also writes a monthly
column for Villas magazine and is the Christian Science
Monitor and Condé Nast Traveller correspondent in
Portugal. Rupert speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish and
Italian and has worked as a translator and English
teacher in the past.

Employment history up until 2002:

London 2002 – Worked for The Writer and World
Writers. Additional features contributions and content:
New Media Investor, The Rough Guide Europe (Portugal
chapter), Time Out Magazine (London), Condé Nast
Traveller, European Banker .
Lisbon 2000 - Freelance - Time Out Guide Lisbon,
European Banker Magazine correspondent, Editor for
UB-Mobile Lisbon guide. Author: ÅgInsurance in the
new EU, Switzerland and NorwayÅh (Informa Publishing).
Rome 1999 - Reporter for Reuters News Agency.
Freelance: McGraw-Hill Business Newsletters (European
Power Daily, Electricity Utility, Global Power Report), FT
Newsletters (Power in Europe, International Gas Report,
Renewable Energy Report, Gas Markets Week, Insurance
Report). Author: ÅgBanking in MercosurÅh (FT
Publishing).
Buenos Aires 1998 - Stringer for PlattÅfs Energy
Newswire, Advertising Age, Daily World Wire, FT World
Insurance Report, FT World Life Insurance Report, US
AmCham Magazine, Latin Trade, Latin Finance
Magazine, Multichannel News, Business Insurance,
América TelevisiónÅfs CQC satirical documentary
(televised interviews).
Lima, Peru 1997 - Time Magazine (US), America
Economia (Chile), FT World Insurance Report, FT World
Life Insurance Report, Contact magazine (US Chamber
of Commerce), Agro-negocios, The Lima Herald.
Assistant Editor and external media consultant at
PromPeru www.peru.org.pe .
Lisbon 1996 - Full-time staff reporter for Bridge News
www.bridge.com Lisbon bureau.
Madrid 1995 - UK Correspondent; PlattÅfs Global
Energy Newswire, FT World Insurance Report, European
Banker, European Retail, Daily Insurance News wire,
Reinsurance Report.

Education - Liverpool University - BA Hispanic Studies
(1991-1994); Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies
(1990-91) ; Sedbergh School, Cumbria (1985-1989) ; St
Julians International School (Portugal).

Interests: In addition to travel writing Rupert is a published digital photographer and in his spare time he designs travel web sites and writes satirical comedy. He is a keen snowboarder and mountain bike enthusiast.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes