Sheryl Garratt
@SherylG / Trailblazer member


Female, , birthday 29th March
Joined May 2016

I've been a writer and editor all my working life. I'm also a life coach working with freelancers and creatives of all kinds, supporting them to express themselves authentically, build confidence to make and promote the work they love – and get paid for it! You can find me at


Key Skills





Long walks
More books
Dancing like a loon
Dinners and drinks with friends
Books again
Yup, more music.


Freelance writer, life coach and media/performance coach at

Editor of The Observer Magazine

Editor of The Face



Sheryl Garratt
15 May 2019, 16:51
What Tarantino learned from his first film failure – and you can, too.
Sheryl Garratt
10 May 2019, 17:01
Ten lessons we can all learn from the life of Bryan
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10 May 2019, 18:23
Sheryl Garratt
10 May 2019, 16:35
Latest in my series talking to creatives about work routines, life lessons, inspiration
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07 April 2018, 16:22
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20 May 2016, 10:07
Sheryl Garratt
19 May 2016, 17:30
Wondering what to do with that summer glut of courgettes? This crunchy courgette pickle keeps for months in the fridge, and is both delicious and easy. It looks particularly good with layers of green and yellow courgettes. It's great with salmon and nearly all cold meats.
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20 May 2016, 10:07
Sheryl Garratt
19 May 2016, 16:30
This pickled cucumber recipe is a quick and easy, and keeps for a while in the fridge. It's brilliant with poached salmon or cold beef, with a lovely sweet, gingery crunch. We came upon it when we had a glut of cucumbers in the greenhouse last year, but we've bought cucumbers in the winter since to make it again. It's on the BBC's food website, so clip it while you can.
Sheryl Garratt
19 May 2016, 15:48
How much information is too much? And when does empowering and sharing on social media tip over into empty boasting?
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23 May 2016, 18:17
Sheryl Garratt
19 May 2016, 15:20

This morning, I got up at 6am, meditated, wrote my morning pages - a creative habit I got from Julia Cameron's brilliant book The Artist's Way - and ate a healthy breakfast before going for a walk along the seafront. By 8am, I was at my desk, about to start creating a serious volume of content for Campfire Convention's beta testers to play with. But then... I struggled sizing a picture. While I was waiting for pixlr to work (it never did), I scanned the BBC's headlines.

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23 May 2016, 18:39
Sheryl Garratt
19 May 2016, 14:49

Magical time last weekend in a hidden Surrey woodland to celebrate my friend's upcoming marriage. I don't like the term 'glamping', but this cluster of cute shepherd's huts in a bluebell wood certainly offered a taste of the great outdoors with all your creature comforts thrown in. Hot showers, hammocks, a fragrant compost loo with fresh flowers and scent sticks, plus barbeques, a big fire pit and lots of firewood provided.