Abigail McQuater

Abigail McQuater

Journalism StudentRome, Italy
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Abigail McQuater

Abigail McQuater

Journalism StudentRome, Italy
About me
Freelance journalist for The Yogi Times and I the Stylist with editorial and copyrighting experience at the Financial Times, Red Bull and Hodder & Stoughton. First Class Honours in English Literature @ Edinburgh University, commencing a Masters in Journalism September 2018. I also have training and experience in SEO, Google Analytics, social media (including Twitter, FB, Instagram & Pinterest) and back-end website management.
Projects
  • Ethos Review, contributing piece for YogiTimes.com
    Ethos Review, contributing piece for YogiTimes.comSoho's vegetarian buffet revisited on Eastcastle Street A redesign of the lukewarm hotel buffet has been long overdue in Britain. Enter Ethos - Soho’s Scandi-chic meat-free, weigh as you go, all day vegetable smorgasbord. Tucked off Oxford Street, the white-marbled tables and counters are surrounded by fairy-lit silver birch with a log fire at the back of the woodland. It’s 1 p.m. and swarms of London’s media set are circling the three counters of the buffet, which are all vegetarian-friendly.
  • 'Best of Sofar Sounds 2017' for I the Stylist
    'Best of Sofar Sounds 2017' for I the StylistUnless displaced in a huge field and tagged with a Glastonbury wristband, Londoners are notoriously allergic to strangers. Hence i the stylist’s surprise at the London-born, increasingly popular Sofar Sounds gigs. The brainchild of Rocky Start and Rafe Offer, the recipe? One intimate sitting room, three artists and a room full of strangers. One year short of their 10th anniversary, Sofar Sounds are currently hosting ‘in more than 350 cities around the world’. International success aside, Sofar are focused on developing unsigned talent through artist-focused, small-scale living room concert; the specific location of which they share on the day via text. In 2016 i the stylist fell for Martin Luke Brown’s cover of Nina Simone’s ‘I Wish I Knew How’. Little did we know what 2017 had in store… So if you’re looking to try something new, look no further!
  • FT Weekend LC credit
    FT Weekend LC credithttps://howtospendit.ft.com/house-garden/202072-zaha-hadid-s-out-of-the-ordinary-cheese-grater
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Work history
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    Junior Editorial AssistantFT Magazine, Financial Times
     - Southwark Bridge Rd, London EC4R 1QS, UKFull Time
    Working on How To Spend It magazine, as an editorial intern before becoming junior editorial assistant in December 2016, my duties included: -Fact-checking and proof-reading all print, online and app copy -Researching online/print and writing social content -Dealing with regular requests from writers, PRs, potential contributors and readers -Managing all copy flow from the commissioning process to coordination between the in-house editors, fact-checking, sub-editors, art and fashion desks Back-end website management; editing CMS uploads and weekly Google Analytics reports -Working with the Digital Editor to execute all social campaigns and overseeing all social media accounts including; Twitter (41.5k), Facebook (52,680), Instagram (31.9k) and Pinterest -Managing art and editorial interns on a fast-paced editorial desk -Administrative and organisational support, processing all invoices and copy, tracking advertising coverage, preparing final magazine proofs for the editor, and managing staff calendar and events
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    Video Content Creator Internship Instinctif PR
     - City of London, UKInternship
    -Writing concept proposals, storyboards and scripts for short film adverts -Scheduling and conducting a professional shoot producing branded editorial content -Engagement with creative and commercial aspects of video production and editing projects post-production
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Skills
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Copy Proofing
  • Brand Copywriting
  • Research
  • Fact Checking
  • Pitching
  • Content SEO
  • Digital Journalism
  • CMS Management
Education
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    First Class MA English Literature The University of Edinburgh
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    -One of four international scholarships to Melbourne University, third-year exchange -Dissertation: Exploring the Decadent relationship between youth and artifice through a dialogue of floriography in the poetry of the Rhymers’ Club
Awards
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    McKinsey Leadership Course 2011 (100 picked nationally)McKinsey & Company
    The McKinsey Leadership Course helped develop practical management consulting approaches in collaboration with Future Foundations.
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    Finalist at Deerfield Academy International Public Speaking ChampionshipsInternational Public Speaking Championships
    Finalist in performance prose at the International Public Speaking Championships in Boston, USA. This comprised of a week-long competition including rounds of persuasive speaking, after dinner speeches and news-round style debating matches.
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