Freelance writer, editor and communicator
Market Lavington, GB
Designing a social media campaign for a cause I feel strongly about!
Writer, communicator and editor with over 25 years' experience, based near Devizes, Wiltshire. I am particularly interested in writing on travel, but have lots of experiencemore...Writer, communicator and editor with over 25 years' experience, based near Devizes, Wiltshire. I am particularly interested in writing on travel, but have lots of experience and knowledge of health, politics and the environment. I have worked as a freelance copy editor for traditional publishers including Mitchell Beazley as well as online clients such as Microsoft. My most enjoyable job ever has to be writing questions for the board game, Cranium. I've recently set up a new communications agency, BrightSpark Communications, and I'm available now. I'm pretty new to PPH, but scored in the top 5% in their creative writing and grammar tests.
Area Covered: UK, international
Summary: Making words work is what I do. Starting from an excellent academic record (BA Hons, 2:1, University of Bristol, AAAC at 'A' Level), and working in a wide range of communications and writing jobs over 25 years, I can offer tip-top professional standards with creative flair. I'm also a real stickler for deadlines. I recently left the 9 to 5 world to set up my own business, BrightSpark Communications - but it's a welcome return to self-employment for me as I had a successful writing and editing career before jumping back into employment. I'm happy to write test pieces or to send samples of my writing. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Job Title: Owner
Company: Brightspark Communications
Job Title: Freelance copywriting
Company: Torch Design Ltd
Description: Edited and rewrote copy for Torch Design's new website.
Job Title: Freelance copywriting and editing
Company: Adastra Cymru Ltd
Description: Edited a number of titles in the Mitchell Beazley American Express Travel Guides series, and wrote copy for Microsoft's Autoroute Express CD.
Job Title: Freelance writer and editor.
Company: Adastra Cymru Ltd
Description: Edited numerous titles in the American Express Travel Guide series (Mitchell Beazley), for which David was series editor. In the course of several years of working together, I also wrote visitor attraction copy for AutoRoute Express, entries for New Zealand and Australia in the original MSN directory, and many questions for the board game, Cranium.
Summary: BA Hons (2.1) in English Language and Literature, University of Bristol.
Four A levels, English, History, French (all 'A' grade), Latin ('C')
University / College: Omagh Academy
Field of Study: English
University / College: University of Bristol