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Lisa Gerard-Sharp

Travel Writer, Journalist, Individualist

Lisa is an award-winning travel and lifestyle journalist, author, lecturer and copywriter. Based on the French Rivera, London and Liguria (Italy), Lisa is an individualist with a distinctive voice. Her forte is in-depth travel-writing and talks with an insider’s perspective.

The Pitch

Lisa is a storyteller with a sense of style, whether as a journalist, lecturer or linguist. She’s also an award-winning travel writer based in London, the French Rivera and Italy.

The Approach

Travel writing is about more than just travel. Lisa is an independent spirit who takes a critical perspective on culture, lifestyle and society. Every adventure is a revelation.

The Promise

Stylish travel-writing, witty journalism, crisp copywriting, engaging cultural talks. Expect irreverent, opinionated travel-writing and thoughtful explorations from an insider’s perspective.

What Others Say

Lisa is one of the best travel writers in the industry. She knows her subject inside out and always finds the interesting angle or entertaining anecdote without sacrificing practical information. Her copy is a joy to read.

Sian LezardEditor, formerly at Insight Guides

I have known Lisa for many years and I have no hesitation in saying that she is a real professional in her field. From guidebooks to magazines and Italian copywriting, her work is always well-researched but also entertaining, witty and sharp-eyed. She really brings her topics to life.  Her passion for and knowledge of Italy could put many Italians to shame and she has travelled and visited most of the country and can speak the language - which gives her an even better understanding of the Italian character and way of life.

Alessandra SmithItalian Tourist Board, London

I've worked with Lisa on various projects over a number of years, including project editing guidebooks for Insight Guides. She is one of the best and most creative writers in the business. I actively look forward to the moment her copy appears and recommend her without reservation.

Melissa ShalesTravel Writer and Editor

Lisa’s travel writing is well-respected throughout the industry – indeed, she has won awards, including Best Travel Feature of the Year, for her work in the magazine.

Paiul PettengaleEditor-in-Chief, Italia! magazine and Anthem Publishing

We’ve had the pleasure of working with Lisa on many occasions during the past decade. It’s been a long and productive relationship in terms of content-production and marketing materials - ranging from copywriting to slogans, advertorials, press releases and winter/summer press packs. Her profound knowledge of Italian culture, traditions, language and tourism has proved invaluable. We very much appreciate her elegant and witty writing style, together with her attention to detail and in-depth approach.

Elisabetta GuttererTrentino Tourist Board

We have worked with Lisa for many years, including her writing all the copy for our Loveitaly website. She is a recognised specialist on Italy with in-depth knowledge of Italian regions. Lisa provides professional and imaginative work and can always be relied upon to deliver, whether presenting or writing. It is also always a pleasure to work with Lisa to exchange ideas and experiences.

Carolyn Spinks, CEO, ABTOI London UK (Love Italy)Association of British Tour Operators to Italy (ABTOI)

Latest from Lisa: the Blog

Lifestyle

Keep Calm and Drink Champagne

This Champagne route from Reims to Chalons means conjuring up black magic with a red mullet so is not a classic wine and food tour. But as Champagne acts as a bizarre barometer of French health and happiness, these bubbles are always about far more than fizz.
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Places

Tallinn's Charm Offensive

Wallowing in wintry Tallinn reveals a city on the cusp of change. Come for moody medieval battlements and Baltic charm. Stay for the contemporary buzz, the eccentric museums and Modern Estonian eateries, along with the Soviet throwbacks and hipster hangouts.
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