Specialising in sports journalism and public relations, I write, sub-edit and proof-read editorial content on any sport. I also translate sports editorial content from French intomore...Specialising in sports journalism and public relations, I write, sub-edit and proof-read editorial content on any sport. I also translate sports editorial content from French into English and manage sports editorial projects for the web.
Area Covered: North of England face to face and remotely via e-mail
Work Experience Summary: I have reported on many of the world\'s biggest sporting events; I have managed a large desk of reporters and sub-editors, setting the daily news agenda for the reporters to follow and ensuring the stories were delivered to customers in a timely and accurate fashion; I have transformed an error-ridden text service into a high-quality product capable of reaching a wide range of media platforms by streamlining working practices and implementing high standards of accuracy and copy-tasting; I have prepared and executed budgets with contributions totalling nearly £3 million; I have built an editorial team by identifying gaps in resources, recruiting skilled staff, introducing coherent working practices and developing individual accountability.
Education Summary: I was educated at Oundle School, L\'Institut d\'Etudes Francaises de Touraine and Richmond College of Further Education in Sheffield. I obtained 7 O levels (including French), 3 A levels (including French), a diplome d\'etudes francaises, a Pitman shorthand certificate for 100 words per minute, the National Council for the Training of Journalists Proficiency Certificate and a senior management development programme certificate.