- Weston-super-Mare, GB
- £12 /hr
- Available now
If a decade at the sharp end of newspaper reporting taught me anything, it’s how to deliver tight, crisp copy to deadline and for a mass audience.
I’ve also spent the last sixmore...If a decade at the sharp end of newspaper reporting taught me anything, it’s how to deliver tight, crisp copy to deadline and for a mass audience.
I’ve also spent the last six years working in public relations, putting the skills learnt in journalism to good use working for the public and private sector to engage, inspire and persuade people.
Now I provide services writing (copy/news/press releases/features/case studies etc) and rewriting others’ material, proofreading and editing.
I can assist with all kinds of documents including annual reports, newsletters and website copy. I’m fast, efficient and accurate and always meet my deadline.
I’ve interviewed scores of politicians, celebrities, CEOs and sports stars, including Tony Blair, Michael Howard, Head of the Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, leader of North Somerset Council, Dame Kelly Holmes, Norman Wisdom and many more.
I’ve won writing awards in the public and private sector and my work has appeared in a range of publications: national press (Express, Sun, Telegraph), regional press (midlands mainly, Northampton, Coventry, Birmingham), national magazines, trade publications, local authority publications and online.
I’m always amazed by the number of people who think they can write sparkling and engaging copy no formal training. Writing well, using plain English so that the reader “gets it” first time, isn’t an art people are born with. In the same way a brilliant musician can’t just suddenly start playing piano without first being taught the notes, so too writers can’t just churn out crisp and interesting copy without the proper skills learnt over many years.
Area Covered: UK
Work Experience Summary: Newspaper journalist
Education Summary: NCTJ (National Council for Training of Journalists) and NCE (National Certification Exam)