I am a multi-media journalist with ten years experience of working in print and on the web, having written extensively for national newspapers, magazines and for websites.
I am a self-motivated, enthusiastic and reliable worker with a passion for writing.
I enjoy all aspects of writing in many styles whether it is writing features, copywriting for a brochure or website, or penning news articles.
I have a degree in English Language and also a postgraduate degree in Journalism and have completed nationally recognised examinations in journalism as well as having had Press Association training.
Having a good eye for a news story and finding a unique angle for copy is my background, but researching to find out facts and relevant information to generate unique and interesting copy for readers is also an important part of my writing.
I can provide a high quality service whether you want a one-off press release, copy writing on specific topics, an expert eye to look over copy, create copy to breathe new life into dated websites, announce your business’s news or products, and can provide advice on how and where to send your news.
Whether you want to explain, educate, entertain or sell, I can provide a comprehensive service and produce unique and engaging content.
I believe that concise and accurate copy is paramount to maximising communication and has the power to boost company profiles and drive sales.
As a journalist I have worked on the newsdesk level in high-paced newsrooms, managing copy, making sure it is fresh, interesting and accurate and is written to deadlines.
I have covered major local and international news - including the Morecambe Bay cockle disaster, which I covered for a national newspaper.
I have extensive online experience, which includes writing online copy, making online videos, maximising SEO and promoting reader interaction.
I have also had photographs published.
With much journalistic experience and a degree in English Language, I can provide top quality articles and features, which are easy to read and written to deadlines.
I can also copywrite, putting your message into plain and concise English for readers.
I can produce unique copy for your website, brochures, magazines, business copywriting, advertorials and newsletters, which is informative and easy to read, but most importantly, content which engages readers and gets and maximises Search Engine Optimisation.
I have experience of writing interesting and to-the-point press releases for newspapers, magazines and websites to promote news about your group or business.
Some of my press releases have been used in full, without editing, by local and regional publications.
Sometimes your business or group may want more than just a press release and a media package is more appropriate, this may include pictures, videos or mp3s for websites and other specific online content.
I have a sound knowledge of putting packages together to maximise publicity and can also help by giving indepth information about how newsrooms operate.
Area Covered: UK and International
Summary: Twelve years of writing for national and regional newspapers, magazines and online.
Freelance Journalism for national newspapers.
Press releases written and managed for businesses and community groups.
Copy writing for business websites and brochures.
Keyword writing for website content, blogs and articles.
Keyword topic writing for online publications.
Photographs published in regional press publications.
Product reviews published in regional press for major cosmetics companies.
Creating sections and regular copy for newspaper websites to proote SEO and reader interaction.
Job Title: Copy writer
Company: Optimise Business
Description: Copy writing services for launch of Optimise Business.
Job Title: Copy writer
Description: Copy writing for website
Education Summary: Degree in English Language from Lancaster University.
Post-Graduate Degree in Newspaper Journalism.
Five A-Levels (A grade in English)
Ten GCSEs (A to C)
NCTJ journalism qualification
NCE journalism qualification
Press Association training