- Knaphill, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
Although I am freelance (don't have to be though), I am looking for part-time work based mainly at home (regular work would be fantastic).
I am experienced in writing,more...Although I am freelance (don't have to be though), I am looking for part-time work based mainly at home (regular work would be fantastic).
I am experienced in writing, editing and proofreading newsletters, magazines, marketing materials and websites for a wide range of clients including solicitors, financial advisors, accountants, and building surveyors. I also manage a Public Relations account.
Whatever the brief I always provide high standards of quality at reasonable rates.
Before becoming self-employed, I was Director of Editorial Services at a corporate publishing, marketing and e-business consultancy and worked on many blue-chip accounts such as SEEDA, Zeneca (formerly ICI), Pirelli, Colgate-Palmolive and London Electricity.
Area Covered: Surrey, Hampshire, London
Work Experience Summary: Communications Project (June 1992 • December 2004)
I joined Communications Project as Senior Editorial Consultant with responsibility for managing all aspects of newsletter, magazine and brochure production on behalf of a wide range of corporate clients.
In 1995 I was promoted to Head of Editorial Services. My role included taking a brief from clients and developing concepts for publications, preparing schedules and flatplans, conducting interviews, copywriting, subediting, photo and illustration research, liaising with clients on design and editorial layouts, proofreading, and supervising printers.
I managed a small editorial and design team and ensured that they were motivated and that all projects ran smoothly. A fundamental part of my role was to provide a creative and highly proactive service for clients and to ensure deadlines were met and excellent standards of quality achieved at all times. I was responsible for introducing many of the quality procedures that ensured that Communications Project has a sound reputation with both clients and suppliers for presenting accurate, first-class work.
In addition, I played an active role in developing the business and introduced several prestigious clients, including Abbey Life, ARCO British, Eagle Star and Pirelli.
Good Ski Guide Ltd: (January 1990 • June 1992)
Deputy Editor and Production Controller on the Good Ski Guide series of magazines (including the A-Z of World Ski Resorts), published five times a year, and the quarterly Good Holiday Magazine.
Responsibilities included researching and reporting on resorts, subediting, picture research, proofreading, drawing up flatplans, commissioning journalists and designers, and supervising originators and printers.
I liaised closely with the advertising department, PR agencies, tour operators and tourist boards, setting up press visits and marketing the magazines. My job involved working fast and accurately under pressure and regular international travel.
Crescent Communications Group: (April 1987 • December 1989)
Assistant Editor on the monthly magazine Homes & Travel Abroad. I also ran the classified ads section and prepared show guides and seminar scripts on property overseas for the Homes Abroad Exhibitions.
In addition, in Autumn 1988 I became Editor of the quarterly magazine Retirement Planning & Living and represented it at the Retirex retirement exhibitions. Responsibilities on both magazines included planning editorial content, picture and editorial research (involving setting up fashion shoots, interviewing contributors and travelling abroad), writing features and links, commissioning journalists, drawing up flatplans, proofreading, subediting all copy, liaising with the advertising and art departments and production suppliers.
In January 1989 I was also appointed Editorial Consultant on Up-Beat, a quarterly magazine for BUPA members. My role included interviewing celebrities, writing features, compiling news bulletins, and liaising closely with BUPA.
British Direct Television: (September 1985 • April 1987)
Initially employed as a Production Secretary/Assistant, then promoted to Assistant Producer and Scriptwriter, researching and writing advertisements, documentaries and news items for pharmaceutical companies and the medical profession.
Education Summary: EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
Woking County Grammar School: 1975 • 80
GCE O’ levels:
Biology, English Language,
English Literature, French,
Geography, Home Economics,
Maths, Music, Spanish.
Woking Sixth Form College: 1980 • 82
GCE A’ levels:
English Literature, Music,
Dorset Institute of 1982 • 85
BA English and Media Studies,
Collegiate degree of the
University of Southampton.
Passed with Distinction.
Subjects studied: Animation, Drama, English
Language, English Literature,
Film, Music, Photography,
Print and Radio Journalism,
Video (studio/outside broadcast; camera work, editing, scripting).
Surrey Youth & 1995 • 96
Service, Waverley: Certificate in Teaching English
To Speakers of Other Languages
Passed with Grade A’. Have since taught
English to foreign summer school students
at Woking Sixth Form College.
Editorial and marketing