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Rosie Mullender

Journalist, copywriter, author


My 20+ years' journalism experience include full-time roles as Cosmopolitan's Features Director (and sometime Sex and the Single Girl columnist), and Co-op Food magazine's editor.


In 2018, I decided to go freelance, and I now write for publications including The Guardian, The ObserverStella, Sunday Times Style, GraziaStylist and Psychologies. I'm also an experienced product reviewer.


As a copywriter, I've produced content for clients including Mars, All Bar One, Fuller's, Rosa's Thai and ibis hotels, as well as volunteering my writing skills to FEAST With Us, a charity that fights food poverty in London.


My debut novel, The Time of My Life, was published in hardback by Sphere on 7 July 2022, and my second, Ghosted, was released in August 2023. For booky things, I'm represented by Jo Unwin, and for everything else, you can find me on Twitter @Mullies.

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"Funny, warm and surprising"
~ Adam Kay

"A brilliantly funny new voice"
~ Jenny Colgan

"What a wonderful debut! Such fun, and so deftly written, with a fabulous premise and perfect ending." ~ Jill Mansell

"Funny, witty, hilarious, sad, emotional, funny, hilarious, clever, romantic, observant, funny, powerful, moving, clever and funny." ~ David Quantick

"A brilliant and very funny read" ~ Closer
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The independent traders livening up east London,The Guardian

A series of interviews to promote the new Coppermaker Square development in Stratford.

'I thought I had Alzheimer's',Yahoo Life

A personal interview with Classic FM presenter Katie Breathwick about her ADHD diagnosis.

'I put him firmly in the friendzone - until I realised he's the love of my life', Metro

First-person relationship piece

Charlie Bigham,The Observer

A series of interviews with entrepreneur Charlie Bigham looking at the philosophy and driving forces behind his sustainable, innovative food range. 

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'This will be my 18th Glastonbury', The Guardian

Charged with finding a three-generation family heading to Glastonbury, I interviewed veteran festival-goer Jill Ratoff about her memories. 

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'We catch people who might otherwise fall through the gaps,' The Guardian

An interview with community radio manager Steven Gilfoyle on his groundbreaking station, Sunny Govan.

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'Why an accountant, a scientist and a

business consultant enrolled at art school', The Guardian

Three interviews with art students to promote the Royal College of Arts

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Would you go public if you won the lottery? 

Woman's Own

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The Sweet Taste of Success,The Guardian

An interview with chocolate maker Amarachi Clarke, in association with Visa, as part of a series on women in business.

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My Most Magical Christmas, The Mirror

In association with Wilko

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Free to focus, The Guardian

In association with Zivver

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Why age ain't nothing but a state of mind / Perfectly Imperfect, The Times & Sunday Times Style

Discussions with actress T'Nia Miller, in association with Creme de la Mer, on confidence, ageing, and how style begins on the inside.

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'When lockdown was announced I was terrified', Stella

A report in association with domestic violence charity Refuge on the crisis facing women who experience domestic abuse during the pandemic lockdown

Game On, Body + Soul

A report on the rise of virtual reality fitness

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Can a relationship survive without sex? Body + Soul

'We check in regularly, to make sure we’re both happy,' says Oliva. 'But the conclusion is always the same: nope, still not in the mood.'

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The joy of feeling the fear / From anxiety to action The Guardian

As part of a Guardian Labs'  campaign, I found out how to kick anxious avoidance, and spoke to the experts about how we can all boost our productivity and stop procrastinating.

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Fuller's: London walks

 A series of six blog posts offering walking routes linked to the locations of some of Fuller's most popular London hotels

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Fuller's: Wedding guide

I produced the copy for Fuller's 54-page 2021 wedding brochure, promoting its hotels as ideal venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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Ditch the life goals / Hate cleaning? The Guardian

As part of Guardian Labs' TikTok campaign, I found out why learning without structured goals can actually be good for you, and grabbed a dishcloth to try the TikTok experts' cleaning tips first-hand.

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I'm happy not being a mother. So why do people think it's OK to tell me I'm wrong?, Stella

'We live in a society where choosing to remain child-free is relatively acceptable, and there are endless opportunities for women like me to live full lives without embracing motherhood.'

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Getting Britain back open, series for The Guardian

As part of the Government's campaign to increase the nation's confidence post-Covid-19, I found and interviewed business owners, teachers and pupils returning to the 'new normal.'

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Tanisha Broady standing behind the counter of the Rock of Virtue cafe
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Spring cleaning...for mind and body, Platinum

'Decluttering your life can give you space to think.' 

Five ways to make your home work as hard as you do, The Times

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The rise of femtech, body + soul

'Kristy Chong is part of a new generation of female entrepreneurs focused on improving women's health'

Femtech entrepreneurs revolutionising women's health, Marie Claire

'Have you ever wondered why women still have periods and why breastfeeding isn't easier?'

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Why I'm dreading the end of lockdown, Stella

'I've discovered that perhaps it was FOMO compelling me to socialise, rather than the socialising itself.'

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Can-do Canada, The Times

'There's a lot more to Canada than moose and mounties.'

Pictures of Canadian landscapes

Your weird sex questions... answered!, body + soul

'As time goes on and you get a bit more experimental, your questions about sex might get a little... well, weird.'

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In Praise of Downshifting, body + soul

'The thought of having to relive this part of my life over and over again horrified me.'

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The Eight Conversations Every Couple Should Have, Grazia

'The next eight evenings you spend with your partner could seal your future together.'

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Is Pain A Feminist Issue? Marie Claire

'There's a cultural tradition that regards women as unreliable witnesses.'

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Are You Burning Out? Cosmopolitan

'Burnout has become the watchword of our generation.'

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Bauhaus: 100 years of radical design

'"Less is more," declared Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. And, thanks to Bauhaus’ enduring legacy, history has proved him right.' 

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The Young Ones Co-op Food

'Feeling jealous of a cow is a weird experience...'

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How To Get Out Of A Sex Slump, Marie Claire

'It feels like a very grown up piece of kit, and one we’re definitely going to try again – once I find the charger, which I’ve lost somewhere under the bed.'

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Magical Venice, Platinum (ghostwritten)

'The holiday began with us lugging our suitcases up steep stone steps in the rain, and taking it in turns to push our bed back into place, as it kept sliding away from the wall and halfway across the room.'

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'I'll always miss my sister,' Cosmopolitan

A world-exclusive interview with Stephanie Kercher which was printed in international editions of Cosmo, reaching millions of readers globally. 

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'Amy's hidden battle with bulimia,' Cosmopolitan

An exclusive interview with Amy Winehouse's best friend, in which she spoke about Amy's battle with bulimia and how it might have contributed to the star's death for the first time.

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'The only person you should listen to is yourself,' Body + Soul

A cover interview with Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke for Australian magazine Body + Soul, on body image, confidence, and her partnership with beauty brand Clinique.

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Different in my day, Candis

The first in a new franchise interviewing family members who do the same job in different generations. Firefighters Mark and Victoria are a father-daughter pair who both worked for the London fire brigade.

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Toasters, BBC Good Food
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Christmas hampers, IndyBest
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Water jugs, BBC Good Food
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Turkeys, IndyBest
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Kettles, IndyBest
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Mother's Day gifts, IndyBest
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Hand blenders, IndyBest
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Scales, IndyBest
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Drinks trolleys, BBC Good Food


Between December 2015 and February 2018, I was Editor of Co-op Food Magazine. During my time as editor, the magazine was reinvented in line with the Co-op's 2016 rebrand, and increased its circulation from bi-monthly to monthly, with around a million editions of the print product alone being distributed to customers each month.

Branded content


A small selection of the branded content I've produced to suit a wide variety of clients' marketing needs. I'm adept at adapting my tone of voice to suit your brand or publication.

A small selection of the branded content I've produced to suit a wide variety of clients' marketing needs. I'm adept at adapting my tone of voice to suit your brand or publication.

The Guardian + nPower

A series of five features   linked to the Commonwealth Games on the theme of 'The Power of Support,' interviewing athletes and their support networks. The series appeared in Guardian Weekend and the Observer Magazine
I've curated a series of

 customer profiles and produce business tips blogs for business card makers MOO

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Copywriting clients

I've produced everything from social media schedules and posts, landing pages, product descriptions, leaflets, e-marketing, banner copy, culture audits and training booklets for a variety of clients, including Fullers, Mars, Co-op, Expedia and All Bar One.

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Formerly as editor, and now in a freelance capacity, I've overseen the production of over 25 films and related features for Co-op Food magazine's Meet the Producer franchise. My role is to liaise with stakeholders to create a brief, commission a film maker and photographer, and oversee the shoot and interview. The result is a series of films and features shot across the UK and Europe, shared on YouTube and across Co-op's digital magazine and social channels.



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