- Wokingham, GB
- £21 /hr
- Available now
I am a dynamic and innovative communications freelance specialist, with expertise in writing news briefs, features, analysis, market reports, press releases, marketing material,more...I am a dynamic and innovative communications freelance specialist, with expertise in writing news briefs, features, analysis, market reports, press releases, marketing material, web content, advertising material and newsletters. With an impressive background of over ten years writing on the financial and technology industries, ranging from very niche derivatives related copy to private equity and associated topics such as law, tax issues, regulation and software, I was the former Managing Editor of FOW and continue to write for the global magazine as well as its leading rival Risk, and other magazines including Life & Pensions and European Fund Manager, in addition to contributions to in-house magazines for leading global exchanges and technology providers. I have also co-written an internal communications and training report for a leading telecommunications company alongside the head of department, as well as a quarterly newsletter for a financial services company and marketing material for a local restaurant and bar chain.
My experience has not only sharpened my writing skills and proof reading and editing capabilities, which was particularly important as Managing Editor of FOW, especially when receiving copy from foreign writers, I am also used to interviewing key figures such as managing directors and chief executive officers at some of the leading financial institutions and banks including, for example, the UK’s FSA and New York State Insurance Department. I am also very happy to work on global projects as this has also been an integral part of my career.
Area Covered: Any - am based from home
Work Experience Summary:
o Various articles in Futures & Options Association’s 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006 Yearbooks
o Several articles in International Petroleum Exchange’s 2002 Future Energy Book
o I have also been headhunted to write niche articles for European Fund Manager
o Writing marketing material for a restaurant and bar chain
o Co-writing internal communications and training report for a telecommunications company
o Proofing and editing marketing literature for a financial services company
o Writing a quarterly magazine for a financial services company
o Writing advertising material, a newsletter and press releases for a financial software company
o Writing direct marketing material for a three-stage campaign for a financial software company
o Writing teaser emails and marketing material for a financial software company
o Writing articles for FOW, Risk and Life & Pensions magazines
o Writing for a leading global exchange’s magazine
Prior to my freelance career, which I started in November 2006, I was Managing Editor of FOW, the global derivatives and risk management magazine and before this role, I provided content for client websites, ranging from education to finance to technology.
Education Summary: BA (Hons) English Literature 2:1 The University of Reading
3 A Levels - English (B), Sociology (B), Art (C)
9 GCSE's graded A-C including English, Science & Maths
Freelance journalist and copywriter