Clare Washbrook

Current Editor in Chief, as of September 2018, and one of Nailed’s founders in 2015.

Clare is a freelance editor and writer for a wide variety of publications, with specialist focus on politics, language, mythology, history, misinformation, and technology.

She is a single mother, has lived in Belper for 20 years and has always been involved in local community, school and scout projects, including being Chair of Long Row PTA, running 1st Alton Manor Scouts plays and gang shows, and setting up Belper Goes Green each year. She is currently creating the centrepiece for Belper in Wartime’s WW1 centenary, which will be on display in the Memorial Gardens on 11th November 2018.

She has been editor in chief of three publications (1 newspaper, 2 magazines) and is a published and award winning poet, who is currently working on a series of mythological novels.

She has a BA (Hons) in Literature, Theatre and Writing and 4 post-graduate qualifications in journalism and editing.

Contact Clare at or with any local knowledge, stories, or concerns.