- Nottingham, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I've been working in the media all of my adult life. My first freelance pay cheque landed on the doormat when I was 16. I arranged an interview with a soapstar visiting mymore...I've been working in the media all of my adult life. My first freelance pay cheque landed on the doormat when I was 16. I arranged an interview with a soapstar visiting my home town for a personal appearance and sold it to Jackie, a weekly magazine for teenage girls.
After that I never looked back and have been writing professionally ever since. Keen to broaden my experience I spent several years working in public relations and marketing, gaining invaluable experience in business.
In the 1990s television beckoned and after three years promoting programmes and actors I moved to the factual department as a researcher. From there I learned the craft of progamme making and became a producer/director.
In the past seven years I have been freelance and worked across a range of media, producing/directing and scriptwriting for television and the corporate market. I've worked as a freelance public relations and marketing professional for companies and individuals and worked as a consultant, particularly on brand marketing.
I have always maintained my writing career and am a published author. I currently have another book in development. In recent years clients have asked me to write online newsletters, blogs, social media and web content as well as hard copy press releases, direct sales letters and presentations.
My career has ensured I can work to deadlines, research subjects thoroughly and work well under pressure.
As a keen horse rider I have a particular interest in the Equine industry and enjoy writing and promoting this subject. My other passions are fashion, interior design, travel, dogs, film, food/cookery, farming and gardening.
Area Covered: Any considered.
Work Experience Summary: I am a qualified journalist and published author with experience in writing for newspapers, magazines, radio and television in both features and hard news.
In the past few years clients have asked for assistance with blogging, online newsletters, website copy and direct sales letters.
I have extensive experience as a public relations and marketing professional. My work has included promoting Alton Towers, Central and Carlton Television series such as Soldier Soldier and Peak Practice. Other clients include actors, travel companies, clothing designers and universities.
I have experience of presenting on local radio, compiling and presenting showbiz news and travel features.
In addition to producing promotional DVDs for the corporate market I spent several years working for Carlton television producing,directing and scripting factual programmes.
I have a broad range of media skills which I can adapt to assist the business I am working with. I am used to working to deadlines and under pressure.
Education Summary: I have O Levels, an A/S Level, A Levels, RSA Typing Grade 1, Shorthand (teeline) 100wpm, City and Guilds Media Studies with Distinction.
I was trained in indentures with Thompson Newspapers in the late 1980s and qualified with their journalism training programme which included Media Law.
Freelance Writer, Copy Writer, Marketing and PR Professional.