I am a freelance editorial professional with diverse experience in writing (technical and journalistic) for print and web, editing, research, interviewing, project management and magazine production at a high level. Committed to maintaining quality, integrity, speed and relevance at the core of all editorial output, my aim is to create content that maximises engagement with the intended audience. I can be relied on to produce excellent and timely copy for a range of channels and products: from reports and magazines to policy briefs; from event programmes to animation storyboards and microsites.
More recently, I have broadened my skillset to include programming and booking for arts festivals, and occasional podcast editing, specifically in the comedy world which I have been lucky enough to be in and around for a number of years. This work is enlightening and inspiring in equal measure and is already proving to be a fun new venture which aligns really well with my personal interests.
Where did it all begin?
Cutting my teeth in journalism over a decade ago at South West News Service where I researched, wrote and sold stories to the national press, I was subsequently invited to join the Features department at the Bristol Evening Post. Here my inquisitive nature found a home and I developed my passion for creating content with a specific editorial tone while crafting my own writing aesthetic.
Moving into magazine production, I joined the publishing world and then became Head of Editorial for a start-up research communications company, playing a key role over the next six years in growing the business to a sizeable SME while managing an Editorial team of up to 20. In this role I was responsible for overall production of weekly 120 page international science and technology magazines, along with a suite of dissemination services for the research sector, leading the transformation to a digital-first model.
My versatile skillset has extended to devising and leading focus groups, developing large-scale creative collaborations, and producing multi-channel outputs to promote conferences - from event collateral, magazine previews and social media coverage to round-ups of the many contra deal media partnerships I have secured in previous roles.
Above all I believe that effective working partnerships are underpinned by strong and positive relationships, and I am very keen to put faces to names wherever possible. I hope this has piqued your interest and I look forward to hearing from you if you have an opportunity you'd like to discuss.
Outside of work, I have wide-ranging passions and interests, particularly on the creative side. I have been involved in multiple art, theatre production, film, dance, and community projects; I originated a not-for-profit children’s workshop making fairy wings which I have now run for a decade, most often at the Glastonbury Festival Kid’s Field, as well as at children’s parties. I swim outside every day, all year round, and recently developed a passion for wild swimming in lakes, waterfalls and rivers. I have also performed, unwittingly, at four separate stand-up gigs, with varying degrees of success!