CV

Skills

Feature writing

Interviewing

Reviews

Editing 

Sub-editing 

Commissioning 

Copywriting

Marketing communications 

Client liaison

Mac and PC literate

 

Freelance writer and editor

May 2006 – present

I write for a range of titles, meeting daily, weekly and monthly deadlines. My technology and gadget features have been published in the Guardian, Maxim and at Techradar.com, while travel articles have appeared in Golf Monthly.
I also regularly contribute film reviews and interviews to Screenjabber.com.

 

My freelance editing skills have been employed in print and online platforms at Future Publishing, and for corporate clients including Tommy Hilfiger, Canon Europe and PC World. I understand the collaborative nature of freelance work and have a flexible and intuitive approach to each role.

 

Editor, Digital Video magazine

Future Publishing

January 2005 – May 2006

My chief achievements were in creating a clear editorial and brand strategy and successfully relaunching the title. Key responsibilities included the
commissioning of content and budgeting for magazine and online platforms. 

 

Editor, Camcorder User magazine

Highbury House

July 1999 – January 2005

I was responsible for defining the editorial direction of the title and introduced new features and review sections to achieve this. I developed market-relevant content for a cover-mounted DVD and oversaw all flatplanning and budgeting.

 

Deputy Editor, Camcorder User magazine

Highbury House

June 1998 – July 1999

The magazine produced quarterly filmmaking supplements, which I was given responsibility for commissioning and editing. Writing lead features and reviews and organising product photography were also major aspects of this role.

 

Staff Writer, Video Camera magazine

WV Publications

May 1997 – June 1998

My main task was in sourcing and writing news pages, while I also generated feature ideas, attended press conferences and arranged photo shoots.

 

Other Published Work

Co-author, 500 Digital Video Hints, Tips and Techniques 

Rotovision

March 2006

This is a fact-filled, illustrated guide for the inexperienced film and videomaker, with practical advice on how to record, edit and share home movies.

 

Co-author, The Digital Video Manual

Carlton Books

July 2002

An essential guide for enthusiasts and semi-professional filmmakers, providing expert advice and techniques designed to develop existing skills.

 

Qualifications

 

PTC Diploma in Magazine Journalism 

BA (Hons) Degree in Combined Studies 

English Literature, History, American Studies

BTEC First Diploma in Business and Finance

 

Secondary Education

‘A’ Levels in English Literature and History 

10 GCSE and ‘O’ Levels, including English, Mathematics, History, Sociology
and Communications