Writer and communications manager
I undertake journalistic commissions from all publication types and PR and corporate copywriting commissions from companies of all sizes and types, particularly technology, communications and new media companies.
Copywriter and copy editor, internal communication, JDee Consultancy (August 2009): Edited training manual aimed solely at this company’s clients, in light of forthcoming policy change related to ways of working for professional carers; soon to edit and refresh web copy over entire corporate website.
PR Manager, Deal Autos (July 2009-present): Implementing total PR strategy for this one-man vehicle sales company, providing copywriting services, using social media to enhance profile and launched campaign aimed at young people to hone entrepreneurial and business skills gaining coverage on BBC local radio and local newspapers.
Copywriter, IXXY.co.uk, Brighton (June 2009):Co-wrote a user guide for a Content Management System designed by this company aimed at users of the system for reference and guidance when uploading and editing new content on to their website. Also have experience in using this CMS.
PR Manager and copywriter, Amadeus IT Group, Madrid (maternity cover May-Dec 2008 and ongoing):High-pressured media department at global technology company HQ devising/managing internal and external media campaigns across business units globally. Liaised with regional PR agencies/company offices, managed staff, oversaw budgets, stuck to tight deadlines. Wrote, refreshed, edited and proofread a wide range of content over traditional, digital and social media channels – internal announcements (eg on change of CEO); internal-use positioning statements; press releases; marketing material; online lead generation/sales tools; online editorial and blog content; case studies, industry reports; press releases. Copy I created was published across intranet, internet, blogs and emails; successfully conveyed internal messages to staff. Finely-tuned sensitivity to brand, to consistently apply key organisational messages, ‘tone of voice’ and style. Editor, Low Carbon Innovation Network, membership body, Enterprise Events (June 2007-May 2008): Edited and wrote content for this weekly online title which showcased UK innovation to reduce carbon emissions across all sectors and featured interviews with key players in the environmental arena. Wrote case studies and best practice tips, based on interviews with organisations from across the UK public/private sectors; ensured overall flow and suitability of content; aimed at members of Low Carbon Innovation Network, to encourage participation and debate from members and to promote the Network.
Copywriter, CMP Communications, London (December 2008-ongoing):Undertake a variety of writing, proofreading and editing assignments for this PR agency’s clients, aimed at internal and external communication such as writing copy for customer magazines and client newsletters; presentations for directors; press releases; bylined opinion pieces on behalf of client directors; and industry trend reports. Clients include Commission for a Sustainable London 2012; London Health Commission; Peter Cochrane. Contributing writer, Towards Zero, Community Recycling Network of Scotland (2008-ongoing): Write features for the CRNS’ magazine on local recycling and reuse topics aimed at Network members to raise awareness of recycling news/provide interesting content. Writer, It’s Open, social media strategy consultancy (2006-2008):Wrote case studies and feature articles based on interviews with public sector employees for the company’s clients’ publications on topics such as uses of technology by local authorities. Boosted awareness of company successes and helped increase brand identity.
Government IT Features writer, Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation (IRRV), membership body, London (2004-ongoing): Regularly write feature articles aimed at IRRV members (government benefits and revenues professionals) on the use of IT by public sector to improve internal or public-facing processes and facilitate idea sharing for Benefit and Insight, through lively editorial based on interviews with staff/ managers working ‘on the ground.’