- City of Westminster, GB
- £25 /hr
- Available now
Magazine and book editor/designer, both web and print. Delivers projects on time and to budget. Photography professional. Sub-editor. Website content manager. Corporate communicationsmore...Magazine and book editor/designer, both web and print. Delivers projects on time and to budget. Photography professional. Sub-editor. Website content manager. Corporate communications writer; worked with some of world\'s most famous brands. Range of B2B and B2C sectors, including property, health, finance, lifestyle, IT, travel, business and cookery
Area Covered: Hereford and Worcester; remote
Work Experience Summary: Managing Editor/Photographer of own small business. Roles included editorial, photography, design, production, budgets, marketing, distribution and contracts. Alongside publishing, carried out photo shoots, graphic design, copywriting and web content management activities for clients. Published very successful expat guidebook. Undertook entire publishing process from start to finish, from research, writing, editing, photography, design and lay out, colour-correction, liaison with printers, barcode manufacturers and ISBN issuers, sending book to press, checking colour proofs and finally, sales and distribution.
Production Manager for a privately owned UK/Spanish property investment company. Responsible for design and production of weekly investment reports, books, marketing materials and stationery using Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office software; photography, sub-editing and proofreading; assigning work/deadlines to the Editorial and Research departments; negotiation with third-party suppliers to ensure value for money; management of a team of contributors based throughout Europe and in-house; and conducting recorded telephone interviews and publishing as podcasts on the website.
Books Editor for Middle East’s leading magazine and book publisher. Responsible for writing and editing copy, assessing book proposals, production and subbing of editorial pages, photography, sourcing text and photographs, supervision of authors, deputising for Senior Editor in his absence, attending editorial and planning meetings, liaison with Production Department on specific design requirements, signing off pages and checking colour proofs.
• The Middle East from Space
• Abu Dhabi • A Pictorial Tour
• Sharjah • A Pictorial Tour
• Sheikh Khalifa • Life and Times, the authorised biography of the President of the United Arab Emirates
• A Family Escape, a short novel with photographs, for the Jumeirah Beach Hotel (available in the hotel’s 600+ bedrooms)
• The Culinary World of Jumeirah, the Jumeirah Group’s cookery book.
Magazines contributed to:
• Hello! (Middle East edition)
• Portfolio (Emirates’ in-flight magazine for First and Business Class passengers)
• Gulf Business
• Identity (the region\'s first consumer design, interiors, architecture and property magazine)
• Serendib (Sri Lankan Airways’ in-flight magazine)
Project managed several exhibition catalogues and B2B titles, including Home Owner Dubai, Dubai Business Handbook, Destination Dubai and Exhibiting in Abu Dhabi.
Deputy Editor for consumer finance magazine. Responsible for writing magazine content, repurposing content for website, editing, sub-editing, flat planning, commissioning, interviewing, attending press conferences, and overseeing design and production. Interviewed many financial big hitters, including former President of the EU and Ex-Prime Minister of Luxembourg.
Reporter for IT magazine. Had sole responsibility for B2B title, which included planning, writing, commissioning, editing, overseeing design and production, and liaison with sales department. Also contributed to other titles in the stable.
PR Account Executive for leading Middle East public-relations agency. In support of Account Manager, responsible for the coordination of all public relations for several blue-chip companies, including British Airways, Motorola, McDonald’s and NIVEA. Wrote features, speeches and press releases.
Group Editor for the Middle East’s most cutting-edge corporate communications agency. Responsible for crafting copy for some of the world’s most-famous brands, including McDonald’s, Visa International, Pepsi, Dell, Jumeirah, Cathay Pacific, Aston Martin and Diesel. Also acted as agency’s editorial gateway.
Education Summary: Studying for BA (Hons) in Graphic and Media Design
Studying for a Certificate in Sub-editing and Design