My last job, as editor of Capital Times, Cardiff Council's newspaper for residents, enabled me to develop my interest in photography. As well as providing the majority ofmore...My last job, as editor of Capital Times, Cardiff Council's newspaper for residents, enabled me to develop my interest in photography. As well as providing the majority of images for the newspaper I was also, in all but name, a council photographer covering a wide range of civic events. I've also done a couple of weddings.
I set up my own earlier this year as a writer and photographer after more than 25 years in the media. I was a reporter with a wide range of experience on local newspapers for more than 15 years before going into PR to widen my skills base. My 10 years in local government PR added different types of writing skills to my repertoire such as press releases, speeches and briefings and text for advertisements.
I work on a Mac, have a good knowledge of Office applications and Photoshop and I'm conversant with InDesign.
The job in front of me demands my absolute attention but I must never lose sight of the fact it is not the only one
Area Covered: Cardiff-Bristol-Cheltenham. Remote
Job Title: Freelance writer and photographer
Company: ME Words and Pictures
Description: Recently started my own business offering a wide range of editorial skills
Job Title: Reporter, photographer, editor
Company: Cardiff Council
Description: Capital Times/Our News. Started off as one of the writing team but by middle of 2007 I was producing all the words and pictures myself. Also dealt with printing and distribution queries and put together the tender for printing and distribution
Job Title: Communications Officer
Company: Monmouthshire County Council
Description: PR for the Lifelong Learning and Leisure Department including writing press releases and researching answers to questions from reporters, writing and designing a monthly newsletter and writing speeches for councillors. Also helped run stands at Royal Welsh Show for the council and helped develop website
Job Title: Reporter
Company: South Wales Argus
Description: Reporter covering all aspects of local life from agricultural shows to crown court murder trials. Working alone for most of the time I had to develop my own leads and contacts
Job Title: Reporter
Company: Evening Gazette
Description: District reporter in Stockton on Tees