I am a diligent worker; able to work in a team atmosphere or on my own accord. My spirited nature lends gusto to any task laid before me. I love problem solving and actively seek to overcome any logistical, customer service, or otherwise unclassified obstacles by finding questions as well as answers. I soak up pressure and use its energy to step up an intellectual gear. I'm a lively, friendly, warm and approachable person well-versed in understanding clients's roandabout ways of explaining their needs. I like to keep an exemplary standard in my work as I am not happy with anything less than the absolute best that can be produced. I am a recently graduated writer and hope in the future to regularly be publishing poetry, articles, essays and features.
One A, Three B's and Four C's at GCSE.
AVCE in ICT.
Creative Writing with Human Rights BA at Kingston University: 1st
2002-2011: Ammonite2000 Ltd factotum.
2009-2011: Citrus Event Staffing festival bar staff.
2008-2009: Edf Energy customer services agent.
2007-2008: Southland Hospital kitchen staff.
2004-2006: Pizza Hut kitchen staff
2002-2004: Asda Stores checkout operator.
2004-2010: Assorted contract and temporary positions: Including decorating, demolition, warehouse, picking and packing and market trading.
Creative Writing student representative.
Human Rights student representative.
Creative Writing Award: 3rd place in 'Contribution to the course'.
Level Five Creative Writing Award: 2nd place in 'Academic achievement'.
Kingston University Creative Juices Society President.
Reckless Johnny Cormio: Ripple Magazine 2010.
Stranded Boats: Fresh Magazine 2010.
My Name Is Mister Poem: Ripple Magazine 2011.
Regular contributions to plurality-press.info under the pseudonym Samaka Messi including Babylon Pariah, Me Kiss Dis Gurl and Calypso Stranded.
Hobbies and Interests:
Poetry: I write social commentary and rhythmic form poems. I perform at local open mic nights (mainly for Rhythm and Muse based in Kingston).
I also write short stories, essays, travel logs. I read all genres of fiction, investigative journalism, journals and social studies.
I enjoy a wide range of movies, plays, concerts and major sporting events.
I hold an avid interest in national and international politics.
I travel as often as possible and have seen a lot of Europe and some of Africa.
References available upon request.