So the bit where I sum up my professional self, but first some colour, why not - I like to travel, read, take pictures with my analogue camera, paint, play chess and always enjoy that bit after running. Never the actual running. I'm right handed, usually eat three times a day and, depending on whether I'm sitting down or standing up, I tend to put my trousers on one leg at a time. I suppose it could be said that I'm pretty normal.
Except that I write.
I have long since accepted this as an obsession, not a hobby; from age fourteen until now (25) I've spent what might be considered an unhealthy amount of my own time either with a pen/pencil, or in front of the keyboard. I love it. It's what makes me tick. Factual or fictual narrative, prose, script for screen or radio, drama, comedy, copywriting/editing, proofing, planning from the bottom up or contributing to the perfection of a larger project; I have a knack for making myself very useful in whatever capacity is required.
People seem to find me very easy to work with too. Perhaps because I practice and encourage OPENNESS and HONESTY as a policy - they are very important to me - along with keeping things as FUN as possible for all involved. May sound strange but I believe these are the key conditions under which people have the most innovative and successful ideas.
So If you think the above represents someone that you or your business might like to work with please get in touch, I'd love to chat.
Area Covered: Anywhere.
Summary: I've done many different types of job; some interesting, some strange, some listed here and some I'd perhaps rather not do again! Though all have been valuable and interesting, to me, in one form or another.
Job Title: Copywriter
Company: Shove Media.
Description: Copywriting for website and promotional newspaper: http://shove-media.com/
From: 10/02/2013 to 20/02/2013
Job Title: Pre-production assistant
Company: Hattrick productions
Description: Now shut-down due to lack of funding, I spent some time working with Funny or Die UK - an internet based sketch company - whilst there I was required to research material/upcoming events for the website and write funny copy for the front page. I also wrote several sketches, some of which can be seen in my portfolio.
Job Title: Programme developer
Company: Express FM
Description: :Ed was involved in the development stages and contributed to the creation of characters who went on to be included in the final 15. He was an enthusiastic and creative participant, a pleasure to work with"
- Vicki Hemmings (2011)
Job Title: Scriptwriter
Company: ADA Sports - animation
Description: One off contract, writing material, remotely, for an LA based animation website
Job Title: Copy editor/writer
Company: Pub Juudis
Description: English bio for a website promoting a rock pub in Estonia
Job Title: Executive producer
Description: I headed the production of a full length amateur pilot episode of 'the Gword' (an extract of which can be found in my comedy portfolio) From pre to post production I handled; scripting, casting, rehearsals, location sourcing, production organisation and editing. I also, however badly, acted in the piece - The full length feature will soon be available to view on Vimeo.
Job Title: Pitch script writer
Description: Wrote a short elevator-pitch for a promising start-up web company, which won the applicants their place at a conference at which Richard Branson was the keynote speaker.
Job Title: copy editing/writing for BBC internship application
Description: copy editing/writing an application for a highly sought after BBC internship, where the applicant now works.
Summary: 2011: BA Hons
Creative writing (first)
Degree: BA Hons
Field of Study: Creative writing
University / College: Southampton solent