WRITER & JOURNALIST
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Momtaz has over 10 years of experience as a Professional, Published Writer and Editor and specialises in lifestyle, arts, travel and the South Asian diaspora. She has written for a number of newspapers (regional & national), magazines (consumer & trade) and websites. In 2016 she launched her blog Craft and Travel and in 2019 was awarded 'Fashion Journalist of The Year' at the British Bangladesh Fashion & Lifestyle Awards.
She has also published two books and a travelogue and contributed to many more. She is currently writing her third book which will be published Autumn 2021.
Her roles have included Editorial Director (Asiana Wedding Magazine), Launch Editor (Ethnic Restaurant Magazine), Editor (Popular Crafts Magazine) Deputy Content Editor (Barclays) and Features Writer (BBC Magazines). As a Freelance Writer she has written for publications and online including The Guardian, The Independent, The i Paper, Net Doctor, Mollie Makes, Project Calm, Dog's Monthly, Enfield Advertiser, Barnet Press, Brighton Pages, Shropshire Life, VirginStudent.com, Eastern Eye, Asian Woman, Asian Culture Vulture, Asiana.tv, Londonist, gal-dem, Huff Post and the New Statesman.
As a Copywriter Momtaz has produced website content for clients in the medical, finance, fashion, beauty and design industries, written reports, leaflets and brochures and created copy for adverts. Experienced in managing teams and budgets she has worked on major projects such as new launches and rebranding.
Previously she wrote a craft and lifestyle blog (2006-2016), originally commissioned by the Creative & Cultural Skills Council. See the archive here.
Momtaz is also a respected media commentator and has appeared on shows like BBC 2 Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, BBC Radio Five Live, BBC London and BBC Asian Network.