About me

Felicity Hughes is a British writer and tour guide based in Spain. A proud Madrileña, her articles about the city have appeared in The Guardian, the FT and Lonely Planet. Her destination expertise was developed while writing The Making of Madrid. For this history blog, she draws from source material in Spanish to produce snappy SEO-optimised content aimed at an overseas audience.
Before she came to Spain, she lived in Japan, where she delved into the country’s wilder subcultures for publications including Bizarre magazine and Bon fashion magazine. During this time, she was also a trend blogger and wine columnist for The Japan Times.
Felicity has also been a professional copyeditor for more than 15 years. Over the course of her career, she’s worked for a variety of different publications, including Harper’s Bazaar, Decanter, and The Japan Times. All this experience has given her a keen eye for detail and a rock-solid grasp of the workings of English grammar, skills she brings to bear when copyediting and proofreading manuscripts.