- Upton Scudamore, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
press releases, feature articles, interviews, newsletters
Perhaps your business or promotional material is sounding a little old-fashioned or boring? Let’s spice it up a bit.more...press releases, feature articles, interviews, newsletters
Perhaps your business or promotional material is sounding a little old-fashioned or boring? Let’s spice it up a bit.
Perhaps your company brochure is lacking the necessary zest? “Peter’s Paints has been open since 1994” may state the obvious, you think. But “Peter Piper picked a pot of purple paint and look what happened next” sounds a lot less yawn-inspiring to Joe Public. It might just keep them reading.
Does your online content sound a little dull? With plenty of experience in the online industry, I can work to your briefs and even make suggestions to get those mice clicking again.
Do you need an article about a specific subject but don’t know where to start? I can research the lot or work from what you’ve already got. Plus, I can work to your deadlines, however you want things done.
A thousand words about the potato family in a serious, humorous, chatty, witty or educational tone? No problem. Just give me enough time to get the oven chips and crisps in.
Whether your project is creative or formal, for adults or kids, business or study, for professionals or idiots, even a job application for something you really, really want but can’t express why • I’m pretty sure I can help you out.
Area Covered: UK, North West
Work Experience Summary:
June 2008 • Present • Copywriter / Freelance Journalist -Kenyon Fraser, Liverpool
Duties include: Writing, distributing and “selling in” press releases on a number of clients including the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Primary Care Trust, Knowsley Primary Care Trust and the Emigration Group.
January 2008- May 2008 • Editor • Local Xtra newspaper, Liverpool
Duties included: Writing and editing a monthly community website (www.localxtra.co.uk). Sourcing stories, networking, working closely with the web team, photographers, printers and suppliers
April 2005 •December 2005 • Senior Account Executive, Myriad PR - Warrington
Duties included: Writing, distributing and “selling-in” press releases and articles to local, national and trade media for a wide variety of clients, organising and various events.
Clients included: 3M, Business Link for Cambridgeshire & The Manufacturing Institute.
September 2003 • April 2005 Press & PR Officer, Greater Manchester Chamber
Duties included: Writing, distributing and “selling-in” press releases and statements to a wide variety of different media organisations from local press to national TV, writing articles for and contributing to the Chamber magazine, dealing with media enquiries, attending and reporting on a wide variety of events, maintaining the content of the Chamber’s website and producing content for the weekly Manchester Evening News small business pages. I was also tasked with organising two PR events for member companies to attend. During my employment I also completed the following courses: Presentation Skills, Minutes & Note Taking and Time & Stress Management. I also participated in a one day, CIPR Writing for the Press course in London.
March 2002 •October 2003. Account Executive, Xchange PR, Warrington
Duties included: Writing and distributing press releases and articles for a wide variety of different clients. Aside from working on existing clients I also helped expand the business by pitching for and marketing the services of the agency to other people. I also helped to organise and run the BusinessXchange, a bi-weekly, breakfast networking club / event organisation.
Education Summary: Certificate in Education, Wigan & Leigh College - 2006-2008
BA (Hons) Journalism, University of Lincoln - 1998 -2001
Freelance PR / Journalist / Copywriter