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Thank you for visiting the portfolio of Joanna Lester-George. I am a British Freelance Writer and Creative Professional born with a passion for the written and spoken word. Shortly after my first story was published at the age of five, I announced my ambition to be ‘an authoresss’ (I'd just lost my front teeth).

After studying English and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths University of London, I went on to graduate as a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sussex in 1995. It was a wonderful opportunity to take verbal and written articulacy to the next level and yet I remained just as hooked on writing and performing. To help bring clarity to the next stage in my career path, alongside the burning desire to get out there and explore the world, I went onto travel as much as possible to this day. A writer and actor needs to wear many hats and my adventures have led me to live and work in a number of international destinations.

Since 2006, however, I have been proud to call both India and the U.K my Motherlands. Spending most of the year in India, I am an entrepreneur and luxury travel company director who also writes content for travel guides, magazines and websites. A dedicated approach and pragmatic understanding of what is required to deliver professional commissions is complemented by a forte in visual evocation. I love to transport the reader of a travel article to a different world with rich narratives and vivid descriptions.

As Director of KOKOindia Luxury Travels since 2007, I am a Destination Specialist for 'The Most Extraordinary Country on Earth.' My role is to design bespoke holidays, retreats and safaris across India with authenticity and style. Travelling extensively around the sub-continent affords me the opportunity to review hundreds of hotel, dining and destination experiences, some samples of which you will find on this site.

I devised the full content for my company website www.kokoindialuxurytravels.com, as well as for many other hotel and retreat websites. I enjoy creating ongoing blogs, reviews and humorous tales of life in India across various social media platforms and you can visit http://kokoindialuxurytravels.com/stories/ to find my latest stories.

With a broad and professional understanding of the technical and creative writing skills required for each individual assignment, I am happy to receive commissions for features and articles on a wide range of topics. I also provide proofreading and content for websites and marketing campaigns.

Please feel free to contact me at Joanna@kokoindia.com or by phone - I look forward to having a friendly chat with you.