- Rutherglen, GB
- £10 /hr
- Available now
I am about to complete the thesis for my MLitt in Journalism Studies at the end of September this year, but am free and flexible enough to take on short term writing and editing.more...I am about to complete the thesis for my MLitt in Journalism Studies at the end of September this year, but am free and flexible enough to take on short term writing and editing. I am patient and persistent about finding the right roles but also enthusiastic about developing contacts and building enough confidence within the industry.
I can adapt very easily to various computer packages in order to research more effectively and follow submission style guides. I enjoy contributing towards and working on ideas, and am able to manage the responsibilities of being an ethical and efficient journalist. Whilst having Asperger’s Syndrome can be seen as a difficulty within the profession, this ensures that I make as much effort in communicating with the public and honing my craft as much as possible.
Area Covered: Glasgow, West Central Scotland, UK
Work Experience Summary: Paid Employment Experience
December 2006 • January 2007: Renoir Shoes Ltd
Sales Advisor (Temporary Christmas Position): Stock replenishment, customer service, house-keeping.
June • August 2006: Glasgow City Council - Environmental Protection Services
Administrative Assistant (Student Summer Placement): Management of information systems, file cleansing.
May-September 2004 and July•September 2005: Glenmill Medical Centre
Medical Receptionist: Use of designated computer packages, storage and maintenance of information systems.
May 4-8 2009: Press Association Scotland
I spent a week in the Press Association's Glasgow Offices researching for and producing copy to be published in the Press and Journal, BBC News Online and on Teletext in Central Scotland, and also assisting multimedia reporters in setting-up equipment during press events.
April 13-24 2009: Aberdeen Evening Express
I spent two weeks on the news room for the Aberdeen Evening Express helping reporters with researching and writing leads and also contributing fillers and nibs on the news desk; proof-reading and editing copy on the subs desk and writing smaller interview-led features on the Counter’ features desk.
June 2008: Guardian G2 Section Women’s Page
I was named as a joint winner of the inaugural Mary Stott Prize and undertook a week-long guest editor’ placement as part of the prize. During this placement, I researched news stories for future articles, selected appropriate photos for articles and contributed content for the G2 Women’s pages.
I was an unpaid blogger at www.dollymix.tv
October 2004-May 2007:
I was a member of the Glasgow University Queen Margaret Union’s Publication Committee. I regularly contributed music, film and opinion pieces towards the flagship qmunicate magazine during this period.
July 2004-October 2004:
I was a contributor to www.thisisfakediy.co.uk
Education Summary: Educational Information
2008 - 2009: University of Strathclyde:
PGDip/MLitt in Journalism Studies (NCTJ accredited)
2004 - 2008: University of Glasgow:
MA (Hons) English Literature/Film and Television Studies • Upper Second Class
1998 • 2004: Hillpark Secondary School
Advanced Highers: English, B; Music, B.
Highers: Biology, A; Modern Studies, A; Chemistry, B; French, B; Mathematics, C.
Standard Grades: Administration, 1
PA Central Government C (50)
PA Local Government ( - )
Law General C (50)
Law Court Reporting C (50)