- Crystal Palace, GB
- £15 /hr
- Available now
I have more than ten years experience of writing and editing for the web. My primary interest is entertainment and leisure, I have worked extensively for HMV and Virgin Retailmore...I have more than ten years experience of writing and editing for the web. My primary interest is entertainment and leisure, I have worked extensively for HMV and Virgin Retail and currently produce and promote events at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London.
I also have many years experience of writing for local government, this included areas such as housing, community, education and employment.
My strength is in producing clear, concise copy that is easy to read and uses plain English. The work I did for local government was commended by Socitm and I have been successful in securing Arts Council funding for an event I produced at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
I am also a publish journalist and have contributed to Time Out magazine, Boyz and Rainbow Network, amongst others.
Area Covered: London
Job Title: Web Editor
Company: Local government
Description: I worked on a local government website writing and editing copy. The focus was on presenting information in a clear and concise format using plain English.
The primary topics I was responsible for were housing, community and living, education, news and events.
The housing section was rated as "excellent" and "an example of good practice" in the Socitm (Society of Information Technology Management) "Better Connected" report.
The role also involved sourcing and manipulating images for the web and updating the site using a CMS system.
Job Title: Web Editor
Company: Greenwich Council
Description: I worked as a Web Editor on the Greenwich Council website where I looked after five sections – Housing, Community and Living, Education, News and the homepage.
The Housing section was rated as “excellent” and “an example of good practice” in the Socitm (Society of Information Technology Management) “Better Connected” report.
On a day-to-day basis the role involved:
writing and editing news stories and copy for the website; preparing web pages that conveyed complex information in plain English and in an easy to navigate format; ensuring that all content was suitable for the target audience; liaising with departments for the supply and update of copy; promoting council services and events in conjunction with the local press.
Education Summary: I have a BA (Hons) in Design and Media Management and am also working towards a second degree in the arts through the Open University. I completed a one-year course in journalism at Goldsmiths College.
Writer, Web Editor and Performance Art Producer