- Northampton, GB
- £10 /hr
- Available now
I was until recently Editor of a major London music publication, and am currently full-time freelance. I have been a writer for a variety of publications on subjects ranging frommore...I was until recently Editor of a major London music publication, and am currently full-time freelance. I have been a writer for a variety of publications on subjects ranging from music to travel to art to politics to travel, all of news, features, reviews and listings. I have considerable experience sub-editing and proofreading and have in the past written PR materials.
I was trained at London College of Communication (MA Journalism).
Area Covered: United Kingdom, Europe, Australia
Work Experience Summary: April 2007 • April 2009
Cultural Times Publications
Editorship from launch of one of the UK’s leading music publications. Role demanded deciding format (sections, tone and general editorial direction), and recruiting and organising contributors. Publication meets fortnightly deadlines. I edit submitted copy and write copy myself including news, reviews, interview features and an editorial column for every issue. Often called upon to deal with matters of advertising, distribution and photography. Role involves long hours, working under pressure and a substantial degree of editorial control and responsibility.
April 2004 • Present
Freelance Writer and Journalist
Reporter, commentator and reviewer for a variety of publications, websites and charities on topics such as politics, art, travel, sport, music, literature and community. This requires research, meeting deadlines, excellent writing ability and maintaining good contacts.
Specific projects and publications include: The Stool Pigeon (music magazine), Art Rocker (music magazine), Rock and Reel (music magazine), The Quietus (music website), Pen Pusher (literary journal), Domino Records, The Enthusiast (literary journal), CSV Journalist network (charity), ActionAidSpace.org (charity), Tribune (politics magazine), Record Collector (music magazine), MusicOMH.com (music website), Australian Times (travel and sport).
Education Summary: 2005-6 London College of Communication
MA Journalism. Modules included news writing, feature writing, sub-editing, design and layout, media law, online journalism and a dissertation (15,000 words). Also included work experience at Literary Review, The Week and Australian Times and writing, shooting and editing a short film.
2001-2004 University of Kent
BA (Hons) English and American Literature. Result: 2:1