A dependable and collaborative team player with a proven ability to write colorful, persuasive copy. Having impeccable grammar, strong editing skills and a long track record of writing technical, promotional, and advertising articles that make readers stop and think.
Presently looking for a writing position with an employer that offers a dynamic environment, excellent growth opportunities and competitive earnings.
FREE LANCE WRITER - May 2008 - Present
Commissioned by publishers or agents to write articles for their publication. Also responsible for developing content for a range of communications channels, including intranet, email, newsletters, blogs, video scripts, and podcasts. As well as being responsible for all other duties as assigned by editors and senior management.
Writing articles for websites, newspapers and magazines.
Researching factual information.
Completing assignments for a complete story, play, or book.
Performing quality assurance testing on written articles.
Modifying copy until clients and editors are satisfied.
Occasionally interviewing people face to face or over the phone.
Ensuring legal and regulatory accuracy and compliance, by liaising with relevant and appropriate legal departments.
Making sure that any written content is truthful and complies with advertising codes of practice.
Creating work schedules.
Writing assignments for electronic media.
Contributing articles to social media outlets.
Contacting sources for information or possible stories.
Writing up presentations.
Adhering to editorial style guidelines.
Reporting findings in an accurate manner.
Producing and editing a wide range of clear and effective sales collateral.
Having strategy meetings with editors.
Attending press events.
Actively interrogate databases / charts / reports for relevant facts.
Strong command of the English language.
Can write both fiction and factual articles.
Having extensive literary skills to develop interesting themes and storylines.
Ability to work to tight deadlines.
Excellent word-processing skills.
Can appropriately obtain and utilize reference material.
Rewriting and revising work.
Meeting and negotiating with publishers and agents about literary work and their requirements.
Skill in writing for websites and blogs.
Liaising with printers, artists and designers to confirm page, picture or illustration should look.
Experienced technical author.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of corporate communication.
Can write information materials for both internal or external use by national or and international corporations.
Able to work alone or as part of a team.
Hard working with a mature outlook.
Can work effectively under pressure.
Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently.
Can adapt writing style to meet the needs of clients.
Ability to both follow direction and take responsibility for assigned tasks.
KEY COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Sales promotional material
Proficiency in MS Office
Evesham University 2005 - 2008
Bachelor's Degree in English Literature
Coventry North School 2003 - 2005
A levels: Maths (C) English (C) Physics (B)