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Thank you for visiting the portfolio of Joanna Lester-George. I am an experienced Creative Professional with many strings to my bow - born in England and currently living in India. With a keen passion for both the written and spoken word, I have been professionally writing and performing from a young age.

After studying English/Theatre at Goldsmiths University of London, I went on to study law and graduated as a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sussex in 1995. Inspired by the unprecedented travel opportunities of the era, for women especially, I launched straight from university into two years of non-stop globe trotting - and remained an intrepid traveller to this day. Such adventurous travel experiences have provided a diverse and rewarding career path in a variety of truly international destinations. It is said a Creative Professional must learn to wear many hats and I believe this to be true.

In 2006, I left the UK to make India my 'Other Motherland' and moved to sleepy South Goa to become a WFH pioneer. I have worked ever since as a content and features writer with an emphasis on travel ( I established KOKOindia Luxury Travels in 2008) - as well as being a solo parent to my son, also born in Goa in 2008. Having written the content for many travel guides, magazines and websites, I offer a dedicated and professional approach in delivering commissions. Visual evocation is also a forte and I love nothing more than to transport readers to a different time and place using rich narratives and vivid descriptions.

My ongoing role as Director of KOKOindia Luxury Travels involves designing bespoke holidays, retreats and safaris across India with authenticity and style. As a Destination Specialist for 'The Most Extraordinary Country on Earth' since 2007, I have travelled extensively around the sub-continent reviewing 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.