- York, GB
- £9 /hr
- Available now
Victoria is a qualified and experienced worker in many areas, with the resilience to have worked straight out of university at McDonalds due to the recession. Her most recent contractmore...Victoria is a qualified and experienced worker in many areas, with the resilience to have worked straight out of university at McDonalds due to the recession. Her most recent contract was as a financial administrator for a national bank; she types at 80 words per minute with 100% accuracy. She is a natural problem solver with a talent for working to tight deadlines.
She is primarily a writer, having a HND in Media Production (as well as a 2.1 hons degree in Archaeology) and has had several articles, short stories and poems published, in addition to having written and self-published three weekly-updating webcomics, two of which have been online for over two years, and one of which gained a place in the top 100 of its category. Recently she has been developing her copywriting skills.
She has extensive expertise regarding all the functions of Office 97, 2003 and 2007 (particularly Word, Excel and Powerpoint) and she has detailed experience of the practical applications of SQL and HTML in business settings. She has her own car and a driving licence.
She also has two years' experience as a professional figure skater.
Area Covered: Writing features journalism interviews research editing proofreading copywriting design fiction
Work Experience Summary: Writing (completed, published projects):
2001: E-zine: World of Plants: Designed, self-published and marketed. Ran 6 monthly issues.
2002: Advertisement for Smilesitters, a child care company.
2002: Advertisement for bubbles car wash company.
2003: Herald and Post: Two articles regarding travellers.
2004: Web article: The Dunstable Downs (historical factual).
2005: Creative writing course (Barnfield College, Luton)
2006: Alton Towers: Scripted two sketches for a charity show for Alton Towers.
2008: Word Salad and Art Chips: Two poems published.
2008: Archaeology Society: Wrote content for website.
2008: Children of Artemis: Wrote article for specialist magazine.
2009: University of York: Wrote exam questions.
2009: Webcomic: Tank Quest (now concluded)
2009: Webcomic: Werewolves vs Vampires (weekly sketches)
2010: Webcomic: Uniworld
2011: Copywriting satire: The Stabbing Pencil
General Work Experience:
Spring Personnel: January 2011 to Present: Temp.
-Contracted to Halifax Financial Services as Financial Administrator for 3 mths. Ended 01/06/11.
McDonald's Edinburgh: May 2009 to October 2010: Crew Member/Hostess.
The University of York: April to May 2009: Writer.
I was contracted by the University of York to write some non-fiction passages and exam questions for the departments of Education and Psychology.
The University of York: October 2007 to May 2009: Post-Excavation: Star Carr (PT voluntary): I assisted where needed with the post excavation of the site where Britain's oldest house was found; my specific tasks included:
-IT solutions for the project, involving Access and SQL;
-Data input from recorded findings;
-Lab assistant work to help with other people's research.
Card Protection Plan, York: November 2007 to October 2008: Office Assistant at a busy Contact Centre. Duties included:
-Answering the telephone, photocopying/faxing;
-Filing (using the computerized in-house system);
-Maintaining information security.
Alton Towers, Staffordshire: March 2006 to August 2007: Office Assistant. This involved:
-Taking enquiries and routing them to various departments using a telephone hub system.
-Filing, faxing, photocopying, typing.
-Using Word and Excel.
NOP Market Research Luton: May 2004 to August 2005; Market Researcher. Entailed:
-Outcalling to complete surveys.
-Conducting surveys with the general public.
Vernon Publishing: May 2002 to May 2004; Personal Assistant.
-Diary management using custom time-based software;
-Answering the telephone;
-Some accounts work (I was beginning training with Sage to take over accounts when the company was liquidated);
Field of Study: Creative Writing, Photography & Media (Moving Image) Production
University / College: Barnfield College
Degree: BA (2.1 hons)
Field of Study: Archaeology
University / College: York UK