I am an enthusiastic, reliable and hard-working individual who strives to achieve a very high standard in all my work. I am currently seeking a new and exciting challenge that will allow the opportunity to develop existing skills and experience.
Skills and Abilities
. Have been awarded a Diploma for Professional Proofreading
. Good computer skills including knowledge on using Word, PowerPoint and Excel
. Excellent organisation skills
. Excellent time management
. Excellent budgeting skills
. Good creativity skills
. Have had written work recognised by AOL’s Style List.
Nov 2010-Dec 2010- Freelance Copywriter/Proofreader for GO Optimisation Marketing
July 2010- Present- Suite101.com Freelance Writer
March ’10- Present- Heathcote Communications (Writing and proofreading)
Feb 15 ’10- Present- Marchant Communications
Dec ’09-Jan ‘10- Titan Publishing- Called upon in an emergency over the Christmas period to work on the biography of singer Matt Monro, by Michelle Monro.
April 2009- Present- Bright Light PR, Hampshire Dynamic Marketing, and Collins Research Management Consultants.- Proofreading, Editing and Copywriting.
April 2009-August 2009- BlackChilli PR- Covering for a proofreader who was on leave.
2005- 2009- Took a career break to raise family and manage the running of a busy household. Used this time to study for my Diploma with Darnley Career Academy.
2004-2005- Contact Lens Assistant, Specsavers Opticians
Responsible for encouraging customers to try and buy Contact Lenses, teaching customers how to insert, use and care for their lenses, ordering Contact Lens stock, filing.
2004- Contact Lens Assistant/ Receptionist
Started off as a receptionist, duties included answering telephones, cash handling, making appointments, and trained in using the Socrates computer system. Promoted to Contact Lens Assistant after taking training courses and awarded certificates on completion.
2003-2004- Trainee Airwoman, Royal Air Force
Underwent a strict training regime, learned self-discipline, time management skills, precision in all work, and working to a very high standard.
Duties included serving customers, cash -handling, using basic food and hygiene standards for which I took a course and was awarded a certificate.
1999-2000- Trainee Florist
Trained as a junior florist, responsibilities included the arrangement of floral decorations such as bouquets, caring for the flowers, answering the telephone and taking orders.