Abigail Cox

Assistant Editor

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  • LocationFarnham, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Bright, ambitious and hardworking, I have a first class Honours degree in English Literature and Language, with 18 months experience working in both online and print media. I have produced a wide range of work, including features, interviews, reviews and style pages encompassing diverse topics such as interiors, craft and fashion. I pride myself on consistently producing a high standard of work, whether working in a team or independently.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Editing
  • Lifestyle
  • Blogs
  • Creative
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Features
  • Proofreading
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Copywriting

Work history

Currently

Assistant Editor

GMC Publications

Jan 2014
  • Working as part of a small team, I am involved with all aspects of the production process from commissioning freelance journalists and Crafts people to passing final proofs prior to publication. In addition to this I am directly responsible for producing copy and sourcing images for regular house pages, interviews and features where needed along with the general admin required to keep it running as smoothly as possible. The role is varied and demanding and requires a resourceful and creative approach. Key Skills and Duties: Researching and writing monthly house pages, interviews and full length features Liasing with contributors, design teams, advertising, production and external companies Commissioning projects and features Proof reading and sub-editing Flat planning and general magazine layout Organizing invoices and contracts, proofing Editing and writing online content including managing all social media platforms Working knowledge of CMS, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign Representing the magazine at events, exhibitions and shows

2014

Manager & Assistant Buyer

The Lilac Room

Jun 2012 - Aug 2014
  • In the role of Assistant Buyer, I gained a thorough understanding of the customer base, as well as the ability to interpret sales figures including profit margins and budget by season. Managing a small boutique necessitates a strong grasp of online marketing, and the importance of social media. Key skills and Duties: Managing stock control Analyzing sales figures and forecasting future sales volumes Interpreting trends to facilitate planning Maintaining customer service and quality standards Organizing special promotions, displays and events Maintaining awareness of marketing trends in the retail industry

Education

2012

English Language and Literature

Coventry University

Aug 2009 - May 2012
  • 1st Class Honours Degree Dissertation entitled 'A Marxist Reading of the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald' 2012.