I am a freelancer with experience in the world of publishing and filmmaking as well as content creation and writing.Locked Pro Plan feature
In this role, I proofed manuscripts, provided feedback for as yet unpublished works and wrote copy. This involved correcting spelling, grammar, fluency and proofing errors. I also provided comments and suggestions regarding submitted manuscripts and wrote reviews. At the publishing house, I also wrote blurbs and taglines as well as helped design covers.
At the gallery, I made their first in-house films. These informational films featured a particular artist or theme and were used on social media to promote the gallery. This role involved working independently as I made the films alone, research skills and adaptability as I was involved in every aspect of the production. I was also the general IT consultant and helped troubleshoot any tech problems that arose in the office.
I have also been involved with the Edinburgh University TV channel in which I present, film, create and edit videos, using Premiere Pro, concerning events, reviews and news for their social media. By contributing to the channel I have learned how to work on projects both independently and collaboratively and present information to fellow students in an engaging manner.
At the London Transport Museum, I worked in a team to create a short educational film for an exhibition focusing on the complex notion of remembrance and chronicling the underrepresented role of transport staff during the First World War. This involved research, interviewing experts and members of the public and discovering a way to present the complex history clearly and in an engaging manner. I also gave a speech at the screening event to explain our process and methodology as I am comfortable presenting in front of a large audience.
As a visitor assistant, I welcomed and guided visitors, worked in the box office and shop, gave tour presentations, conducted Q and A sessions and organised visitor feedback. In this role, I learnt how to present large amounts of information in an effective and engaging manner as well as improved my interpersonal skills. The Q and A sessions I lead at the end of each tour taught me to think on my feet and how to work independently. I also collected and analysed visitor feedback forms using Excel and provided creative ideas for the museum’s social media channels.
This role involved creating a short instructional film to accompany an exhibition and organising a screening event with a social media tie in. In this role, I conducted research, desk-based and practical, storyboarded and created a creative way to communicate a complex artistic process. This project also involved video and audio editing as well as creating a soundscape. In this role, I also demonstrated collaborative skills as I undertook the project in a team as well as leadership skills as I took the lead organising the screening event and the interactive social media tie-in.
At the museum I had to learn on the job as I explained artefacts and introduced visitors to the forgotten personalities of the house by detailing the biographies of its past inhabitants. This role involved retaining a large amount of information as well as finding engaging ways to present this information to a variety of people.
During my MSc I have gained valuable analytical skills including the ability to deconstruct, examine and explain complex concepts and find innovative methods to utilise and present information. I have also gained strong research skills using a variety of data sources and methods. Through social anthropology I have critically engaged with a wide variety of cultures and concepts and have gained a deep appreciation for the wide and wonderful spectrum of human life. It was also at Edinburgh that I improved my Excel and Google sheets proficiency and learnt about various coding languages including R and SQL through a data carpentry course.
While studying archaeology, I have learnt how to generate and employ scientific data from and wide range of sources in order to uncover insights and investigate buried stories. As part of my degree, I also undertook fieldwork in the UK and abroad which involved fully immersing myself within a culture, teamwork and flexibility. I have also studied the more scientific side of Archaeology and have experience with GIS software.