Editorial

I am a qualified journalist (BA Hons) specialising in the health and safety, facilities management, environmental and construction sectors; but also write creatively. I am NEBOSH (distinction) qualified, have passed my CSCS examinations as well as attending CDM, Manual Handling, Fire, Environment and Construction training courses at a high level. I have also conducted and written training courses, factsheets and presentations in these areas.
 

As a freelance writer I research, create, write, design (Indesign, Quark etc.) and edit promotional literature, training courses, copy for the web, factsheets and updates for specific audiences, press releases, newsletters, e-alerts, social media content and much more. I also aid company tenders and relations by producing bespoke brochures for individual projects.   

In the past I have written for national papers such as The Times, The Independent and The Miami Herald, websites such as thesite.org and Building.co.uk but most recently I led a team of sub editors, in my role as Development Editor for United Business Media, a role I was in for four years. 

As Development Editor I oversaw the production of six weekly online magazines for Barbour Health and Safety.  This included running weekly editorial meetings, commissioning works, researching, editing, using a CMS, using mass market email software, collecting leads and managing the editorial team. 

The most important part of my job was keeping my finger on the pulse and pre empting trends and topics that would be important to my readership. This is something I still do as a freelancer, ensuring that I understand the needs of the audience, how they should be approached and what is important to them.  In the health, safety, construction, FM and environmental sectors I understand the importance of compliance, understanding and managing legislative changes and meeting responsibilities as a manager. 

All copy I produce is proofread externally, for your peace of mind.   

Consultancy

I offer conultancy services for companies wishing to improve their health and safety culture. Working with company directors and health and safety representatives I look at ways external and internal processes could benefit their company, from information services and document hosting to policies and training.

If you think you could be interested in any of my services, or for a quote for specific works; please contact me. 

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Lauren Applebey 2012