- Hove, GB
- £15 /hr
- Available now
I have thirty years experience as a freelance features journalist and writer - non-fiction and fiction - and can write up pretty well anything into readable, logical grammaticalmore...I have thirty years experience as a freelance features journalist and writer - non-fiction and fiction - and can write up pretty well anything into readable, logical grammatical and properly punctuated and spelled prose. It could be articles, in-house communications, marketing copy and press releases, copy for a web site - or even just a letter it's important to get right. I can do these for you, given a brief, knock something into shape - or just do a final edit on a piece that's nearly there.
I also teach anyone wanting to build up their writing skills - either helping with grammar, punctuation etc - or coaching someone who wants to be a journalist or a writer. My features were used by IPC editors to show how articles should be done - and I'm happy to coach budding journalists and writers.
I also read and critique creative writing - I've helped quite a few budding novelists by going over their work in detail and discussing how it is and its possibilities and correcting flaws etc. I'm writing my own novel and non-fiction book and am doing an MA in Creative Writing at Sussex University so know the trials.
Area Covered: Sussex, London, remote
Summary: I've had thirty years as a features journalist, I've done some short stories that have been published and am currently working on a novel plus a non-fiction book. I've so often helped friends with marketing and web copy that I feel I can now charge for it; and have helped a lot of budding novelists with their manuscripts and want to do more of that.
Company: Nick Carter Photography
Description: Nick is a well known interiors photographer I have worked with for years and is a member of The Association of Photographers. We do interiors stories for a range of magazines including Country Living, Ideal Home, BBC Homes and Interiors, 25 Beautiful Homes, Real Homes etc etc. We still do it and it's ongoing: I find the subjects, Nick sells to the magazines and we always have a list of possible stories. We've worked well as a team over the years, meeting lots of people and it's very enjoyable
Company: Customised Computers
Description: Marketing material for a guy who's setting up a business customising computers - not yet up and running, but getting there. He wanted literature explaining his services to potential clients. His target market are people who aren't computer savvy so want it set up templates, double or single spacing, with all the bells and whistles put on so they can dowload music easily, have news, weather and currency updates on the screen saver and files created. He also spends time teaching them how to use it most effectively and does an ongoing update and clean up, sorting files and creating new ones and so on. I wrote out some literature for leaflets, then a more thorough explanation of his services, skills and fees.
Education Summary: BA Hons, King's College London, award winning journalist, currently doing an MA in Creative Writing at Sussex University, having done a few years with a creative writing teacher,whose glowing reference about my intelligence, humour and writing skills can be sent on!
Writer, copy writer, journalist, sub, creative writer