Below is infomation concerning my employment, internships and education. For a copy of my full CV, please email me. 


Employment History

Freelance Writer, Journalist, Editor and Consultant

May 2012 - present

As a freelancer I have a mixture of regular and project clients. For my regular clients I produce weekly, monthly and quarterly newsletters. My projects include script writing for training videos, the writing and design of promotional literature and the writing of reports, guidance and factsheets. 

Current and recent clients include:

SHP

Barbour-EHS
iHasco
Praxis 42
Network Rail on behalf of Edge Picture Company

Indicator FL Memo - Health and Safety Tips and Advice

HSES Group
Archs Group

As a consultant I work with companies producing documentation and working through ways to improve their safety culture. 

Development Editor

Barbour-EHS, United Business Media

January 2010 – April 2012

As Development Editor my role consisted of:



Content -


  • Choosing scope, topics and identifying audiences

  • Writing
  • Commissioning - liaising with writers, writing briefs

  • Editing
- Proofreading 

  • Using a Content Management System

  • Distributing weekly newsletters 

  • Blogging



Product-


  • Product management and development

  • Releasing new products

  • Creating press releases and marketing collateral

  • Creating e-shots

  • Reviewing statistics

  • Presentations to the board
Improving client and customer relations



As a manager my role consisted of performance appraisals, budgeting and invoicing, team skills building, recruitment, holding weekly meetings, managing full time, part time, temporary and freelance staff and contracts.

 

Commissioning Editor

Barbour-EHS, United Business Media

August 2008 – January 2010

As Commissioning Editor my role consisted of:

  • Choosing scope, topics and identifying audiences

  • Writing

  • Commissioning - liaising with writers, writing briefs

  • Editing

  • Proofreading 

  • Using a Content Management System

  • Distributing weekly newsletters 

  • Blogging

Health and Safety Content Manager and Consultant

HSES ltd

July 2006 – July 2008 (2 years 1 month)

Content -
  • Choosing scope, topics and identifying audiences

  • Writing

  • Editing

  • Proofreading 

  • Creating brochures


  • Consulting:
Producing Risk Assessments and Method statements

  • Creating policy

  • Managing and consulting on workplace safety culture

  • Integrating training programmes

  • Client relations
  • Fire risk assessments


  • Admin:
Budgeting and invoicing

  • Web admin
  • SEO

Internship and Work Experience History

Journalism Internship

The Times
2006

  • Researching for articles

  • Writing
  • 
Editing
  • 
Proofreading

  • Telephone interviews

Journalism Internship

The Independent
2006

  • Researching for articles

  • Writing
  • 
Editing

  • Proofreading

  • Telephone interviews

Journalist

www.thesite.org
2005 – 2006

  • Researching for articles

  • Creative writing
  • Editing 

Journalism Internship

The Miami Herald
2005 – 2005 Miami, Florida, USA


  • Researching for articles

  • Writing
  • Editing

  • Proofreading

  • Face to face interviews

Journalism Internship

The Henley Standard 
2004

  • Researching for articles
  • 
Writing
  • 
Editing

  • Proof reading 

Education History

Basingstoke college of Technology

NEBOSH, Health and Safety

2007 – 2007

Grade: Distinction

University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester

BA Hons 2:1, Journalism

2003 – 2006

The Henley College

A Levels, Media studies, English literature and language, Sociology

2000 – 2002

 

Gillotts School

10 GCSEs grades A-C

1995 – 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 
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