About me

Hi, my name is Dean Gibson. I’m a freelance writer, production editor and sub editor based in Essex, UK. My specialist field of expertise is cars and motoring.

I have 12 years of experience working for leading UK magazine and website Auto Express. During that time I was able to drive nearly every new car on sale in the UK, and over the past four years as Deputy Road Test Editor I developed driving and writing skills that mean I am able to evaluate and rate any new car on the market. 

Now I’m pursuing a career as a freelance writer. I have been commissioned by Auto Express to write twin tests, used car buying guides and new car previews. I have also been commissioned by Carbuyer.co.uk to provide used car buying guides and to rewrite new car reviews to ensure that they meet SEO requirements.

As well as covering new and used cars, I have a keen interest in motorsport and playing driving games. I also listen to and appreciate music of a wide variety and enjoy comedy shows (I’ve regularly attended the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the past seven years). I also have an unhealthy interest in Lego and Star Wars, so when the two brands merged into the Lego Star Wars franchise, it made my day!

At the moment, I want to use this website as a showcase of my past work, while also adding reviews as and when I get the chance. The link to my Twitter feed will be kept updated with my current work and random musings.

I am available for freelance commissions, whether it’s a new car review, launch coverage or buying advice for used cars. If you are in need of a freelance writer or a production editor with experience of print and online media, then please do get in touch.