Writer, journalist, sub editor, proof reader, PR, campaigner on maternity and education issues

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Freelance copy writer for multimedia formats, sub-editor, blogger, school governor, press liaison and investigative journalist. Experienced and passionate campaigner for maternity, postnatal support, education and CPR/first aid issues.

Freelance copy writer for multimedia formats, PR, sub-editor, blogger, school governor, press liaison and investigative journalist.

Work experience:

Freelance writer                                                                              2003 - 2016

Freelance blogger, PR, copywriter and sub-editor for variety of media formats including, British Heart Foundation, School Guide, GoodCrowdMedia, and Triptoes Canada. Research, copy, press releases and social media for various successful local and national maternity and education campaigns. Several bylines in Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times Style Magazine.

BBC Current Affairs Producer and Investigative Journalist                     2003 - 2009

Over a period of six years produced, directed, edited (Avid Express DVPro), researched and filmed (HDV) a wide variety of BBC1, BBC2 and BBC3 ground-breaking investigative, access led, foreign and current affairs programmes including Panorama, Kenyon Confronts and BBC3 Investigates. Royal Television Society Current Affairs Home Award for Detention Undercover, 2005.

Education:

MA in Journalism, Goldsmiths University, London                                   2002 - 2003

BA Hons English Literature & French, Cardiff University (2:1)                  1998 -2002                               Distinction in Creative Writing

Skills/Interests:

Community Governor and Chair of Curriculum Committee at Newbridge Primary School, Bath

Fluent in French, good understanding of Spanish and Italian

Proficient in WordPress, Squarespace, MS Office, Quark, Photoshop

DBS cleared

Excellent research and sub-editing skills

BBC Editorial Policy, Legal and self-shooting DV courses completed

Passion for creative writing

Proven campaigning record

NCT Antenatal Teacher

Paediatric First Aid Trainer

References:

Vicki Cheadle, GoodCrowd Media

vicki@goodcrowdmedia.com

Frank Simmonds, Executive Producer, BBC Panorama.

frank.simmonds@bbc.co.uk

 

  • Project:

    Triptoes feature blogs

    Date:

    2016

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    Triptoes feature blogs

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    Original copy, research, image sourcing, editing and uploading of a variety of feature blogs about family travel in Canada,  spotlight on Canadian holiday locations and traditions.

  • Project:

    SchoolGuide: Several education news, research and lifestyle blogs for leading school information website

    Date:

    2016

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    SchoolGuide: Several education news, research and lifestyle blogs for leading school information website

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    News and feature blogs on changes in the national curriculum, assessment criteria, education legislation and parent education dilemmas.

    Interviews with headteachers.

    Education/parenting events calendar

  • Project:

    Roger Harrop Associates

    Date:

    2016

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    Roger Harrop Associates

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    Articles and press copy for launch of Roger Harrop’s book: Win! How to succeed in the new game of business.

  • Project:

    GoodCrowd sub editing

    Date:

    2016

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    GoodCrowd sub editing

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    Sub editing and proof reading for GoodCrowd website and clients including:

    The Hotel Nanny

    Inside Asia Tours

    Touchpoint Design

    Forest of Imagination, Bath

    Roger Harrop

     

  • Project:

    British Heart Foundation: Mission CPR

    Date:

    2016

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    British Heart Foundation: Mission CPR

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    13 marketing emails and multiple associated downloads to 1400 secondary schools in UK engaging teachers to take part in Mission CPR to train a nation of lifesavers using BHF CPR training kits on 22nd June, 2016

  • Project:

    BBC TV Current Affairs

    Date:

    2016

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    BBC TV Current Affairs

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    Research, filming, producing, script writing and editing of multiple investigative journalism programmes between 2002 & 2008 including Kenyon Confronts and Panorama

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    GoodCrowdMedia

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    SchoolGuide

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    Triptoes Canada

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    Tillie Harris Digital & Print

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