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

I have been a journalist for over 25 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.