A committed and passionate journalist, poet and author with flexible writing talent capable of being adapted to discuss various subject matters and meet differing demographic needs. A responsible and dedicated individual who enjoys a challenge, working under pressure and in fast paced environments that possesses an inquisitive mind, thirst for new knowledge and experience and enjoys interacting with a multitude of people. Good at using understanding, empathy and perspective to aid clear and effective communication that excels the quality of articles written and to develop writing as a true medium of information transference, entertainment and connection between author and reader.
A journalistic position as part of team in a publication looking to use writing to express opinion, inspire reader and discuss social issues and culture; a place where I can learn first-hand experience from other professionals and use that to fine tune and improve my own writing skills. To work as a freelance poet or author.
? One year experience proof-reading and editing
? Adept communication skills
? 3 years + journalist experience in various writing roles
? Profound skills of computers such as word, InDesign, social networking, PowerPoint etc.
? Confident in oral presentation to large groups
? In-depth knowledge in news production and media law
? Dedicated, passionate and self-motivated personnel
? Advanced research skills
? Prolific experience in Arts, Travel and Activist reporting
June 15 - present: Monthly Online Reviewer
Key Responsibilities: Responsible for sourcing local art events and creating a succinct informative summary and interviewing key artists and providing high quality resolution images to accompany the article.
January 15 – present: Bi-weekly Online Blogger
The Little House Company
Key Responsibilities: Sourcing and researching both own article ideas, and provided topics to turn into short snappy pieces suitable for their online site.
September 14 – May 15: Accommodation Sub-Editor
The University Newspaper Leicester
Key Responsibilities: Submitting article ideas for the section, managing and delegating these between a team of eight writers, proof reading and editing each to meet a monthly submission deadline. Also responsible for writing my own articles, one of which was featured as a front page story.
May 12 – June 12: Jubilee Journalist
Eastern Daily Press
Key Responsibilities: Submitted an idea to be used in the EDP’s limited edition newspaper accompaniment designed to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Interviewed a selection of people and created an A4 double page spread article for the publication.
May 12 – August 12 – Intern journalist
Great Yarmouth Mercury
Key Responsibilities: Office responsibilities, proof read articles, accompanied other journalists to interviews (one of which was speaking to Nigel Farage at Great Yarmouth Race Stadium), conducted telephone interviews and wrote NIB articles and had a few of my own by-lines from short clippings on information I turned into small column articles.
Creative Founder of Art Blog (The Never Ever Realm)
Spoken Word Artist, The Crumblin’ Cookie, Leicester
Scriptwriter for a project submitted to Sky Arts Competition, 2015.
Professional Secretary of creative Writing Society, De Montfort University.
Author of e-book poetry collection ‘The Pleasure Principle.’
De Montfort University Leicester, England
Batchelor of English Language and Journalism (Joint Honours)
Graduated: July 2015