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I am a UK journalist and writer of 30 years experience. My field of operation includes editing - I was a features editor for a newspaper group with a weekly circulation of 360,000.more...I am a UK journalist and writer of 30 years experience. My field of operation includes editing - I was a features editor for a newspaper group with a weekly circulation of 360,000. I currently copy write for clients in Cyprus and write regular articles for a magazine group.
Area Covered: Cyprus
SEPT 2006 TO PRESENT
Working on second novel. Freelance articles for Polydorou magazine group. Copy writing for major Cyprus companies like Kouroushi Bros, Klimadomo, Enigma, PLP. Compiling questions and answers for Blurtit internet site. Publishing on internet.
NOV 2004 TO AUG 2006
Presenter and political commentator with Paphos TV.
Aug 2006 appeared at Edinburgh Festival in The Long Angry search for Peace’.
JULY 2003 TO AUG 2005
Completed science fiction novel.
NOVEMBER 2000 TO JULY 2003.
Editorial consultant to Paphos Grapevine Magazine.
APRIL 1999 TO JULY 1999
Jointly compiled, and edited the guide book, “Fifty Great Places to Eat • In and around Paphos”.
AUGUST 1998 TO JANUARY 1999
Qualified as IT Trainer for ICL on the Pathway Project to convert Post Office counters to new Horizon computerized system. Helped author version 4 of the Procedures Manual for Post Office operatives.
Brought in by North Wales Newspapers to design a new 40-page tabloid, The Heart of Wales Chronicle’, for Brecon and Mid Wales.
Joined Shropshire Newspapers as Sub-editor. Recruited for Apple Mac experience to assist changeover to Macintosh system. Customized page templates, established pre-press work procedures and helped train staff.
Recruited to help launch Tonight, for Thomson Regional Newspapers. It was first new tabloid paper to be
launched in UK for 13 years. Used Press 11 system and Apple Mac. Became adept in QuarkXpress, Photoshop and Freehand applications. Now using Adobe Indesign.
After being promoted as Special Features Editor within six months, my department was expanded to include all 27 titles in the group. Later became acting features editor for the group. Also appointed section head in a Quality Management Scheme operating throughout Thomson Newspapers. Circulation 360,000 a week. Editor of TRN publication \'Wine\' also during this time edited Travel Magazine.
Rejoined North Wales Newspapers at the new HQ in Mold, North Wales. Joined the company’s flagship evening paper as sub-editor and assisted through the teething troubles with new Norsk Data system for editing.
1979 Designed, built and ran an award-winning wine bar. The Good Companion was highly
commended in eight food guides including Good Food Guide, Egon Ronay, Routiers and
Which, and was the Which Wine Bar of the Year in 86/87.
1977 Joined North Wales Newspapers at Caxton Press, Oswestry as a sub-editor.
1975 Taught drama and public speaking on Adult Education circuit in Shropshire.
Company: Polydorou Design
Description: Ongoing magazine articles for various prestigious publications in Cyprus.