My name is Julian Brouwer ...and I'm a workaholic.

I have been a journalist for 30 years, covering some of the world’s biggest stories, including Paul McCartney's disastrous relationship with Heather Mills, the death of Princess Diana and the World Trade Center attack.

I quit London tabloids to pursue a rewarding and often demanding career in America.

In addition to merely covering the news, I train others to become journalists, through my work for the College of Media and Publishing, where I also tutor courses in Proofreading and Copywriting.

My occasional column "This is America" - which looks at the lighter side of life across the Pond - used to appear in the Daily Express six days a week and is still available on the web.

Meanwhile, my new webzine The Yard of Ale is making drunken waves.