Alex Gazzola
Journalist, Author, Editor, Writing Tutor

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Other work

I have edited several focused report supplements – carried by major UK newspapers – for Media Planet International. Here are two:

* Your Stomach – The Guardian, June 2009

* Asthma & Allergies – The Guardian, May 2009

I'm also the deputy editor of a web resource for people with sensitive, allergic and problem skin conditions – such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne – or who are interested in natural, organic and 'free from' skincare, as well as general skin health issues (suncare, skin cancer etc).

I also edit the site — on methylisothiazolinone allergy.

FreeFrom Skincare Awards
I conceived, founded and now run these skincare awards with my colleague Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, owner of and They are designed to reward and encourage skincare manufacturers who create products which exclude many of the allergens, chemicals, fragrances and artificial additives associated with skin sensitivities and health problems, and which many consumers seek to avoid - such as petrochemicals, parabens, SLS/SLES, silicones, formaldehyde, artificial fragrances and food allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, sesame and gluten. You can learn more about the awards here.

Food judging
For ten years, I have sat on the final panel of judges for the annual FreeFrom Food Awards, which celebrates and rewards the best products for people with food allergies and intolerances, such as gluten-free, nut-free and milk-free foods.

Research and consultancy
I’m available for research projects in the fields of food, nutrition, allergy and health. Previous projects undertaken include nutritional consultancy for the book, You Are What You Eat: Michelle’s Diary, by Michelle McManus (Michael O’Mara), and allergen / free from consultancy for Holland & Barrett.

Sub-editing and proofreading
I’m occasionally available for text-editing, sub-editing and proofreading work - including of manuscripts. Clients have included Independent Magazines UK, Women’s Health, Pregnancy, Junior, Junior Pregnancy & Baby, Health & Fitness, Slimming Magazine and BBCi.

I can undertake Italian to English translation projects.


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