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Jessica Davies

Freelance Content Writer & Editor

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Location:London, London, United Kingdom
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Jessica Mills-Davies

Freelance Editor
21/06/11 – ongoing
• John W. Ffooks & Co.
Edited a series of documents that had been loosely translated into English for an international law firm (required retaining accuracy and meaning).
• icon-ik.com
Founded and built an online magazine. Write and edit online features, news and interviews (e.g. David Bailey). Edited HTML and developed the back end of a content management system.

Freelance Journalist
01/07//11 - ongoing
• Commercial Dispute Resolution
Write and edit features, news for a subscription-based legal magazine.
• eHow
Write online features tackling environmental, technical and psychological subjects.
• Judas Sinned
Created innovative catchword-oriented copy for the home and about us pages of a menswear label’s online presence.

Journalist, New Energy World Network and Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor
21/09/09 – 21/06/11
• Wrote online news and features for a clean energy finance publication (doubled online news readership).
• Wrote monthly features, news and profiles for affiliated clean energy finance print journal.
• Edited and sent a daily newsletter (using MailChimp).
• Commissioned expert contributions, managed a content management system.
• Proofread, edited and commissioned junior reporters.

Writer/ Researcher, Legalease
27/11/08 – 24/08/09
• Wrote chapters printed in the UK, New Zealand and India editions of the Legal 500 that listed, ranked and recommended law practices.
• Researched practices, interviewed partners and collated submissions.

Research Manager/Analyst, Consumer Analysis
01/10/06 – 25/11/08
• Oversaw London office, managed research projects.
• Wrote detailed reports elucidating research results.
• Trained project managers, recruited overseas staff.
• Wrote project proposals, planned research projects.

Deputy Editor, LCC News
01/04/06 – 01/07/06
• Commissioned a team of journalists, organised editorial meetings.
• Edited articles and proofed final print pages.
• Wrote news and features for London College of Printing’s postgraduate newspaper.
• Designed print pages (using Quark).

Journalist (intern), Green Futures Magazine
01/05/05 – 01/08/05
• Wrote news and features for print.
• Interviewed then Environment Minister Eliot Morley.

Journalist (placement), The Independent
1/07/06 – 01/08/06
• Published work includes a page-lead World News feature on human rights.
• Wrote a daily news analysis for the paper’s international news stream Paperchase.

Journalist (placement), London Tonight, ITV
1/03/06 – 01/04/06, London Tonight, London, WC1 8XZ
• Initiated, researched and assisted the production of a televised feature on domestic violence.
• Researched oil-for-money allegations for news anchor Alastair Stewart, interviewed former London Underground boss Tim O’Toole.

Journalist (placement), Wandsworth Guardian
1/04/05 – 14/04/05
• Wrote features for a South London-based newspaper.

Journalist (placement), CityLife Magazine
1/02/04 – 14/02/04
• Wrote reviews and interviews for a Manchester-based magazine.

MA, Journalism, 2006
London College of Printing
Modules: Media law, politics and institutions, broadcasting, news- and feature-writing, sub-editing, shorthand.

BA, 2:1, English & Philosophy, 2004
The University of Manchester
Philosophy dissertation examined the ethics of genetic selection (1:1 grade).

Foundation Degree, Merit, Fine Art & Design, 2001
Chelsea College of Art and Design

Alleyn’s School
A-Levels (2000): English (B), Art and Design (A), Biology, Philosophy AS (B).
Five As and four Bs at GCSE.

Extra-curricular: Violin player for Centre for Young Musicians and the Wandsworth Symphony Orchestra. Entrant for the BP Portrait Award. Writer for student newspaper Student Direct.
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