- High Wycombe, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
A versatile, hard-working and creative publications professional with excellent standards of US and UK English, a meticulous eye for detail, rigorous fact-checking, creative layoutmore...A versatile, hard-working and creative publications professional with excellent standards of US and UK English, a meticulous eye for detail, rigorous fact-checking, creative layout and production skills, currently seeking fresh challenges on market-leading titles. Experience includes over 25 years' publishing work across a broad range of topics/media -- from children's fiction and adult travel/leisure books to B2B financial and energy newspapers, magazines and websites, to sports and lifestyle magazines, to scientific and medical journals, to corporate and charity publications.
While seeking a relevant a challenging full-time role, I am currently available for freelance commissions.
Researching and writing features and news stories for print and online publication; editing (substantive -- including fiction, non-fiction); chief sub-/production editing and production management, including design, layout and picture research using Quark, InDesign, Photoshop. Illustrator, Acrobat and various CMS; editorial management, including client liaison, commissioning, budget/schedule management, print buying and negotiating with suppliers; Americanizing/Anglicising; and proofreading.
Area Covered: Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Job Title: Freelancer Writer/Editor, Sub-editor, Americaniser/Angliciser, Editorial Manager and Proofreader
Description: Fulfilling short-term editorial contracts/commissions for a variety of clients, including: one-year part-time contract with Red Bull as US copy chief (chief sub and Americanizer) on the US edition of the Red Bulletin sports, culture and lifestyle magazine; in-house sub-editing for Archant Specialist and Trinity Mirror Southern newspapers; proofreading of annual reports for Further Creative/Fishburn Hedges and the Annual Report Company; researching and writing features for World Pumps magazine (Elsevier); writing and editing an e-zine for an international dance event for Crowd Nine; two short-term editorial management roles for World Vision UK and Newsdesk Media, involving client liaison, briefing designers, negotiating design and print solutions, sub-editing, Americanizing/Anglicising and substantive editing/rewriting of material from non-native speakers for clients including RAF, MoD, NATO, OSCE, Royal Navy, and the governments of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan; and writing and editing academic and fiction manuscripts for private individuals.
Job Title: Editorial and Design Manager (Temporary)
Company: World Vision UK
Job Title: Managing Editor, temporary contract
Company: Newsdesk Media
Job Title: Chief Sub-editor and Production Manager
Description: Overall team and production management of weekly B2B international newspaper, including setting weekly flatplans and press schedules in consultation with the news editor and advertising manager; hiring, training and supervising the production team; liaising with international editors, reporters, printers, IT support, advertising, web, event and sales teams; commissioning and briefing illustrators and freelancers; placing and checking advertisements; sub-editing, layout, picture research, proofreading and production of news, feature articles, supplements, and related print and online material using DTI, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Word/InCopy; doing final sign-off and fact, etc checking of all pages/PDFs and uploading them to the printer using Acrobat, Arkitex and Pitstop Professional; and creating and uploading the e-paper and related news stories to www.rechargenews.com using Acrobat, Zmags and Escenic.
Job Title: Chief Sub-editor and Staff Writer
Company: Incisive Media
Description: Sub-editing, layout and production management of news, features, supplements, and related print and online materials for Investment Week, International Investment, Post, Professional Adviser, Cover, Mortgage Solutions, Employee Rewards and Benefits, Insurance Age, Professional Broker, and Reinsurance and Fac magazines; also, writing and producing a monthly property spread and articles on international property, and uploading stories to www.IFAonline.co.uk. I also liaised with sales and marketing teams and external clients to design and create advertorials, supplements, logos, etc, and sourced and directed creative cover photo shoots for Reinsurance and Fac magazines. Initially appointed as sub-editor on Reinsurance, I received a 'Highly Commended Sub-editor of the Year' award in 2006 and was subsequently promoted thrice, first to Senior Sub, Insurance division, then to Chief Sub, Investment Week, then to Chief Sub and Staff Writer on International Investment.
Field of Study: English Literature and Creative Writing
University / College: Bard College
Field of Study: Applied English Linguistics and Arthurian Literature Studies
University / College: George Mason University
Field of Study: graduated with honours in English & Art and French
University / College: Lake Braddock Secondary School
Freelance Writer/Editor, Sub-editor, Americaniser/Angliciser and Proofreader