A mature, reliable and hard-working MA postgraduate. Very confident working independently or as part of a team, being both outgoing and diplomatic. Strengths include a conscientious approach to new challenges and a professional outlook. Known to be extremely self-motivated and successful in working to and even beating deadlines with the highest quality work.
Writing clear, concise web content
Proofreading and editing
A creative ability to develop new, interesting ideas
Keen eye for detail
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to prioritise the workload of multiple projects
Food Blogger and Content Writer, yummyandscrummy.com, Brighton
November 2012 – Present
I’m responsible for creating ‘evergreen’ content that doesn’t go out-of-date. All content must be engaging and educational, prioritising research and web writing skills.
Copywriter, MintTwist, London
October 2012 – Present
I research varied topics to produce engaging content that increases the website audiences of fifteen clients. I’m highly skilled in creating versatile content, and have a keen eye for detail in editing others work. I collaborate with staff to create strategies to improve content and produce pieces that are informative, perfectly articulated and well-presented.
Contributing Writer, Rooms Magazine, London
October 2012 – Present
I write reviews, previews and interviews based around artists and exhibitions in the London art scene. I collaborate with the editor to form content ideas and new opportunities. I am responsible for research, contacting artists and galleries, obtaining press releases and images, conducting on-site interviews and meeting strict deadlines.
Guest Blogger; inspiringinterns.com
October 2012 –Present
I create unique content and discuss my ideas with the Digital Marketing Executive. The company operates with a brand tone as part of their image, which I faultlessly apply to my style.
Graduate Blogger, blogs.grads.co.uk
September 2012 – Present
I create blog entries discussing graduate and student related topics. It applies my web content writing skills, knowledge of targeting a market and ability to meet deadlines.
Xmedia-online Publicity Officer, Student’s Guild, Exeter
March 2007 – July 2010
Elected and twice re-elected by my peers, I marketed the relaunch of the student-run online media presence. Duties included forging links with other media societies, creating a brand image and organising a campus launch party. During my time in office, website visits more than tripled and I wrote well-received news and arts content.
LGBTQ Support Officer, Student’s Guild, Exeter
June 2010 – July 2011
I had to have the initiative to counsel vulnerable students, particularly those from other cultures who felt ostracised because of their sexuality. I dealt with stressful situations calmly and with a positive attitude. I also marketed events, utilising social networks to ensure strong audience numbers.
Crew Member, McDonald’s, Exeter High Street
June 2010 – August 2010
In one of the UK’s busiest branches I was responsible for hygiene in the dining area. I received training in team skills.
Shop/Stock Preparation Assistant, Cancer Research UK, Exeter
February 2008 – February 2010
I volunteered to select stock according to regulations, price goods, create window displays and deal with customers.
Assistant to the Solicitor, Collins Dryland Solicitors, Worthing
December 2006 – December 2007
This role involved secretarial duties, such as filing, dealing with all incoming calls, typing up documents and correspondence, managing the schedule and bank payments. I was trusted to witness legal document signings and sort client’s possessions in the event of their demise. I commanded a high attention to detail and treated vulnerable clients with due respect.
University of Exeter
September 2010 – September 2011
Merit, MA Creative Writing
As well as providing me with a thorough grounding in the mechanics of editing and publishing, my degree work taught me prioritisation, organisational and analytical skills. I frequently presented work to seminar groups, which developed communication proficiency. In addition, I managed a blog where I posted my writing to gain reader response.
For my dissertation project, I created a collection of pieces on the theme of humankind’s place in the Universe. I showcased a variety of tones, forms and styles, whilst maintaining the desired contextual unity. I was awarded a high Merit grade, and would be excellently placed to apply this editing, drafting, formatting, proofreading and creative knowledge in my career.
University of Exeter and University of Victoria, British Columbia
September 2006 – July 2010
2.1, BA (Hons) English with Philosophy and Study Abroad
In addition to improving my education, this degree taught me valuable life skills. To study abroad I travelled alone to a foreign country and forged a successful schedule of focused study and unique travel experiences. I became self-sufficient and the new experiences abroad encouraged my writing and reading to become more adventurous and informed.
St. Bartholomew’s School Sixth Form, Newbury, Berkshire
September 2004 – June 2006
A levels/ AS levels
English Literature (A), English Language (A), Classical Studies (A), Philosophy and Ethics (B), General Studies (A)
Awarded the top prize in English Language and Classical Studies by my teachers.
St. Bartholomew’s School, Newbury, Berkshire
September 1999 – July 2004
12 GCSEs, grades A*-B including English, Maths, Double Science and Double Applied ICT.
Whilst studying I was elected Literacy Officer and helped encourage other students to read and write.
I manage my own blog of creative writing: I organise my time to produce ideas, draft, edit and finalise collections of short stories and poetry. My work has been published in several University magazines and an independent e-magazine. Aside from my passions, I write to competition briefs.
I am a member of The Poetry Society. To date I have completed two of their courses; Poems Revisited: the redrafting process and Language, Voice & Poetic Play. Such experiences have improved my writing skills; I look at a piece from every angle, scrutinise every word and keep the target audience in mind.
References and Portfolio
References and my portfolio are available on request.