Tracy Lords
Dayjob Ltd
120 Vyse Street
Birmingham B18 6NF
T: 0121 638 0026
M: 0121 638 0026


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.


Publishing House
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.


Writing abilities:

  • 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.


Time management
Copy editing
Detail orientated
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)

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