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About me

A creative, analytical and efficient sub-editor and writer with several years' experience across digital and print. Specialising in fact-checking, writing and editing, as well as adapting to different house styles and ensuring grammatical accuracy. I have worked on publications that cover a diverse range of topics, including: - investment and finance - culture, art and design - international relations - sustainable development - real estate and interior design


  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Lifestyle
  • Blogs
  • Online
  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Features
  • News
  • Proofreading
  • Web Content
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Content and Media Writing

Work history



Newsdesk Media

May 2014
  • Based in London and Washington DC, global media services organisation Newsdesk Media specialises in the production of high-calibre publications on behalf of prestigious public and private-sector organisations worldwide, in industries ranging from international relations to investment. My role covers a range of editorial duties, including: - Fact-checking articles for accuracy, highlighting any legally sensitive issues - Subbing and editing, ensuring copy is grammatically correct, clear and concise - Writing headlines, standfirsts and picture captions - Rewriting sections of articles where needed, or adding information in box-outs - Fitting articles to InDesign layouts, and editing the layout - Picture sourcing - Collecting data to go alongside articles - Updating the website using the Adobe CMS - Proofing the iPad version of the ICSS magazine and assisting with the website



Philosophy and Literature

University of Essex

Sep 2007 - May 2010