- Singapore, SG
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I consider myself a wordsmith and enjoy helping to craft a piece of written communication that is clear, easy to read, has the right tone, and serves its purpose. I have freelancedmore...I consider myself a wordsmith and enjoy helping to craft a piece of written communication that is clear, easy to read, has the right tone, and serves its purpose. I have freelanced or been employed to do this as an editor or copywriter since the 1980s. I'm not an Englishman but English is my native language. I think and dream in English too. Having worked in publishing and advertising, I'm well aware of critical deadlines and publication dates that need to be met on time. If you're looking for someone reliable, who will deliver when he says he will, feel free to call on me to contribute to your efforts. I'm employed full-time 3 days a week so am available for freelance work the rest of the time. This includes proofreading, editing, writing, rewriting, copy writing or transcribing audio files. I will also be able to assist in re-touching digital images and making them look good and have done this for very particular clients who demand a high standard of work.
Area Covered: Proofreading, editing, writing/rewriting, copy writing
Work Experience Summary: o As full-time Proofreader / Copywriter for a recruitment advertising agency, ensure error-free copy for publication.
o As freelance Proofreader / Writer / Editor / Copywriter, provided timely and cost-effective services to various local clientele on an ad hoc basis.
o As Traffic Manager, instituted and managed a system to track and verify workflow between the servicing teams of a group of 5 advertising agencies and a common creative and production resource, to ensure timely delivery of output for each agency’s client requirements.
o As Graphic Artist in an advertising agency, was responsible for finished art / photo retouching for newspaper / magazine advertisements and collaterals using on a Mac setup.
o As Writer / DTP Producer / Partner in a 2-man production house, liaised with clients, color-separators and printers to oversee pre-print production of advertising collaterals, newsletters, books and magazines; also responsible for contact reports, quotations and invoicing.
o As Copywriter / Administration Assistant, assisted an advertising consultant in general administration and copywriting for several agencies and direct clientele; also responsible for pre-press production on an early Mac system.
Education Summary: 2011 Intesol TESOL Certificate
2006 British Council Certificate
(Introduction to Teaching English to Young Learners)
1984 JEC/VITB Certificate Course in Communication Studies
(Communication Practice, Research & Behavioural Studies)
1968 Higher School Certificate (3 ‘A’ levels private candidate)
1966 School Certificate (3 ‘O’ levels private candidate)