“When working on the launch of a new magazine, I commissioned Rupert as a writer because I knew he could be trusted to deliver. Rupert can be relied upon to identify the right interviewee, get into the heart of a story and back it up with images and additional supporting data that build the full picture. He feels like part of the team.”
We’re Suzi Dale and Rupert Cornford, the team behind Story Publishing.
As journalists, we’ve spent our careers telling stories for radio stations, newspapers and magazines. Now, we’re sharing everything we’ve learnt to help you find your voice and share your stories, creating powerful connections to the people and ideas that matter so you can inspire change, provoke action and make your mark on the world.
You’ll benefit from our combined knowledge and experience when you work with us, but we also have unique skill sets.
If you’re looking to create knockout podcasts or audio content, Suzi is the expert; if you’re looking for a dynamic writer to work on an editorial or ghostwriting project, Rupert is the one.
Hello, I’m Suzi,
A broadcaster and producer.
I love podcasts, which is good because I spend most of my time creating new ones with brilliant businesses, charities and broadcasters.
Many people don’t know where to start, and that’s where I come in. I share all I’ve learned over the last 20+ years of making radio, helping you develop ideas, covering the tech involved and showing you how to get your podcast out there.
From the age of 20, I knew broadcasting was the job for me. Like many journalists, I started at the bottom, making tea and editing interviews for BBC Radio Merseyside and studying for my PG Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at UCLAN. I then went on to join BBC Radio York and BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat in London, which was a fantastic place to learn with a brilliant team!
Moving to the Middle East in 2005, I developed and led news teams for several radio stations in Dubai. Returning to the UK two years later, I was ready to swap out my early starts. I started working in prisons, teaching radio production for Manchester College, and working for the Prison Radio Association, along with a few other projects for BBC Radio 5 Live.
All my radio experience positioned me as the ideal expert to help the many people who’d started to ask me about podcasting. And starting Story was the perfect way for me to do that.
I love my job because, every day, I get to discover new things, meet interesting people and help them get their stories out there.
What people say about Suzi
“Suzi is brilliant; she really is an expert and guides you brilliantly through the process… not only that, but she’s wonderfully supportive and encouraging.”
Hello, I’m Rupert,
I love writing stories.
I am curious about people and how the world works. My professional inspiration comes from narrative non-fiction, telling fact-based stories with colour and creativity.
I lead Story’s editorial business, specialising in ghostwriting, helping leaders in organisations to amplify their voices in the media and online. I also produce articles, long-form reports and stories on various topics, focussing on storytelling.
I started my editorial career in 2004, working for United Business Media and the Press Association, before moving to the Middle East to work for ITP Publishing in Dubai. After two years covering the construction boom in the Gulf – as a features writer and editor – I returned to the UK and joined Insider Media in Manchester.
I spent the next eight years as a writer and editor, developing my storytelling skills and interviewing leading figures from the business and political community. The people behind the businesses fascinated me most – and still do – and I’m always looking for the human angle in any story.
In 2016, I gained a degree in psychology at the Open University. After two years of working in organisational psychology, developing client relationships, communications, and running workshops (on storytelling, among others), I co-founded Story Publishing, with Suzi, in 2018.
What people say about Rupert
“Rupert can bring any story alive and has a special ability to find the human-interest angle that helps the reader relate. I know my project is in safe hands, and I appreciate his relaxed yet thorough, flexible and adaptable approach”.
Who we work with.
“We worked with Story Publishing on the development of our new cycling podcast. Their expertise in journalism and production lifted our output considerably. From conception through to delivery they remained attentive, responsive and constructive. Of particular benefit was having them in the studio whilst we recorded, giving advice as we went and the final production which gave it a polished, radio show-style feel. I’d have no hesitation in recommending them for any other brand considering podcasting.”
“#JustBloodyPostIt has been featured in the top 10 UK marketing podcasts in its first series. I can’t wait to get started on the next one. Thank you for helping me to create lasting, top-quality content for my business.”