I’m a journalist and editor based in Madrid. I specialise in consumer trends, art and design, music, travel, and cuisine, and have  written for a number of online and print publications including: The Wire, The Guardian, ANA’s in-flight magazine, Wingspan, The Japan Times and Damn Magazine. My formative years as a journalist were spent in Japan, covering a wide range of weird and wonderful subjects from giant insect battles to augmented reality apps. As a blogger for Japan Times, I kept up with rapidly changing trends and this work led to being consulted by both National Geographic and the BBC on attitudes towards sexuality in contemporary Japan.

Alongside journalism, I’ve done a variety of sub-editing work for both British and Japanese publications, including The Wire, Harper’s Bazaar, Decanter, and The Japan Times. I’m currently the assistant editor for Hiragana Times, a bilingual magazine aimed at students of the Japanese language. My duties include copy editing, writing headlines, and some translation. In addition to my regular duties, I suggested and was put in charge of creating the current style guide for the magazine.

When I’m not scribbling notes or fine tuning phrases I tend to be out and about feeding my appetite for live music or gourmet cuisine; my tastes are pretty broad and these experiences add extra depth to my writing.

Editorial Services

If you have a manuscript that needs a careful critical eye, then look no further. With ten years’ experience as a professional copy editor, I can offer quick and efficient proofreading, critiquing, and rewriting services to academics or businesses. I am particularly adept at helping Japanese and Spanish clients improve their English prose. Get in touch to discuss fees.

Ayuda Editorial

Si necesita ayuda editorial, no dude en contactarme. Con más de diez años de experiencia, ofrezco un servicio rápido y eficiente de corrección de textos, crítica, así como de reescritura de textos académicos y de negocios. Trabajo en colaboración con el cliente para perfeccionar sus habilidades de redacción en inglés. Póngase en contacto para discutir honorarios.


Art and Design

Haikyo photographers for Damn Magazine
Kutani Yaki for Discovery, the in-flight magazine of Cathay Pacific
After the flood for Bon fashion magazine


Scene and heard: Visual Kei for the Guardian
OOIOO review for Wire


Washoku and wine for ANA’s in-flight magazine Wingspan
East meets West at the dining table for Japan Times


Streetfighter leads the coin-op charge for Japan Times
Toy cameras use digital to keep it analog for Japan Pulse


Taiko Chaya review for Metropolis Matching Riesling with Japanese food for Japan Times


Time apart on Kozushima for Japan Times
High life mixes with the wild life on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef for Japan Times

Consumer trends

Twitter novels for The Bookseller
Depilation is in for men for Japan Pulse


Micro theatre, the next big little thing in Spain for American Theatre
Japan’s cat cafes for Japan Times


Christmas gift guide for Metropolis Magazine


email: felicity@felicityhughes.com
telephone: +34 644 387 960