Neil Quail

Neil Quail

Work History

Work History

Features Editor

Phuket Gazette

This was a highly responsible position, in which I managed the weekly content and output of 27 pages of a weekly news publication with a team of eight, both foreign and Thai staff. Included within these pages were technology, business/finance, property, sports and news feature articles that I helped source and then allocate to reporters, desk editors and contributing writers. Other daily responsibilities involved chairing editorial meetings, event/advertising meetings with local and international business interests and media sponsorship contract negotiations. With one of Phuket's most dynamic web sites, I was also instrumental in adding three new sections to the site (Sport, Business and Property); additionally, I had sole responsibility for the content management of these sections and upload of copy on a daily basis. Administration and management of the Gazette limited my ability to write as much as I would have preferred, but it was my remit to conduct high profile interviews and reviews, especially those from the world of sport and business. Page layout and photography are other strengths that ensured I was promoted from a desk editor to Features Editor in just five months.

Independent Contactor

Scribendi Inc.

I work as an Independent Contractor for one of the world’s largest proofreading and editing companies, Scribendi Inc. My daily tasks include analysis, editing and proofreading of a range of documents and manuscripts that emanate from sectors, such as the media (press releases and articles), business (contracts, CVs, reports), education (theses and dissertations) and literature (novels, prose and poems). 

Education

Education

National Diploma

Kilroy College

Higher National Diploma

University of Birmingham

Masters

Stafford University

Certifications

Certifications

Ergonomics

Scribendi

Computer Safety

Scribendi

PDFs, LaTeX Files, and Large Files

Scribendi

MS Excel and PowerPoint

Scribendi

Business Skills

Scribendi

Editing and Proofreading Industry (The Industry)

Scribendi

Specializations

Scribendi

Editing

Scribendi

Editing for the web

Scribendi