I am currently working on weekly and fortnightly online membership newsletters – see my LinkedIn profile for more info. If you think I could contribute to your publication or corporative narrative, please e-mail me straight away and I’ll get back to you immediately.
A Bit of Background – My Road to Writing & Editing
Before realising I wanted to write for a living, I clocked up writing experience in quite a few different workplaces including:-
- writing reports as a ‘stagiaire’ in the EU Commission in Brussels
- reviewing and assessing business plans and applications for funding as an EU Projects Officer in Cork, Ireland
- mastering the art of the perfect press release in a marketing role for an Irish IT start-up in Limerick, Ireland
- number crunching as a business analyst for an international manufacturer in Limerick, Ireland
- researching and managing a team of online researchers for a publishing and market intelligence provider in London
It was in London when the penny finally dropped and I knew I wanted to learn the trade and work in an editorial role so I embarked on a postgraduate in Magazine Journalism with the Press Association and never looked back.
Writing for a Living Since 2002 (And Loving It!)
My first editorial job was as Deputy Editor for Real Business magazine in 2002. That’s where I got my first byline and learned the trade from a top-class team of writers and editors in the iconic Millbank Tower in London. It was also there that I interacted closely with designers, picture editors and of course advertising and marketing teams. When I moved to Madrid, I continued to write for titles within the Caspian Media fold as a freelance journalist as well as contributing to an expat publication in Madrid, writing restaurant reviews and helping as a sub-editor. I also translated and wrote for Le Cool Madrid. When I re-located to Amsterdam, I continued to freelance for a number of British titles and took on the role of editor for two in-house publications for ABN AMRO bank. I also contributed to the KLM inflight magazine, Holland Herald, and wrote copy for a software start-up. It was in Amsterdam where I also dabbled in radio broadcasting – which was both terrifying and exhilarating. It wasn’t until 2013 when I began writing and editing online publications and haven’t looked back since.
If you want to see the types of projects I’ve worked on, jump over to my LinkedIn profile…
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