I'm a qualified freelance journalist available for features commissions, copywriting, sub-editing contracts and permanent roles in a range of sectors, including travel, arts,more...I'm a qualified freelance journalist available for features commissions, copywriting, sub-editing contracts and permanent roles in a range of sectors, including travel, arts, education, literature, fashion, interiors, catering and culture.
I have six years journalism experience, in which time I have written features and articles, covered and reported on events, conducted numerous interviews, edited and subbed several magazines, written press and marketing information and been involved in magazine rebrands and several launches.
Current projects include working for Tesco Real Food, Angel, thelondonword.com, Canary Wharf magazine, totallytheatre.com, SecEd and Leader Magazine, as well as freelancing as a travel/copywriter for a new travel website. I am also currently working as press consultant for Capita, Future Leaders, photographer Robin Shaw and Logica.
I am also a tutor of English and Drama from GCSE to degree level.
Area Covered: London, but will travel
Work Experience Summary: EXPERIENCE:
Three years as editor on market-leading B2B publication; two years as a freelancer, subeditor and copywriter.
Five years experience of working in print and online as an editor, freelancer, sub•editor and copywriter.
Responsibility for editorial agenda, features, planning, managing editorial team, commissioning freelancers, managing budget, proofing, subbing and design, recruitment, marketing.
Writing specialities to both consumer market and niche readership include: financial, business, public sector, education, travel, music and restaurant and bar reviews, popular culture, poker, city life, office culture, health, employment law, literature, student lifestyle.
Excellent communicator, with solid client relationships and contacts. Good experience of working with clients to strict briefs on several high•value projects.
Strong interest in literature and culture, as well as travel, food, fashion, music, film, interior design and the arts.
Educated to Masters Level in Postmodern Literature and popular culture.
Education Summary: Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism - PMA
MA (Merit) English Literature
BA Hons English and Drama