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Billie Cooper

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About me

I am a writer with experience in comedy sketches, satirical articles, one-liners and TV voice overs. I am looking for an entry level copywriting position. I drawn to copywriting as I enjoy coaxing out interesting narratives, finding original angles and persuasively articulating ideas.

Skills

  • Academic Writing
  • Comedy Writing
  • Script Writing
  • Blog Articles

Work history

Currently

Weekend Receptionist

Place2Be

Apr 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • RESPONSIBLE FOR: Preparing resources for workshops - ensuring training rooms were stocked with refreshments - being the first point of contact for learner issues - answering the phones - printing out and compiling workshop resources.

Currently

Writer

Succubus

Mar 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I write for the satirical women’s magazine Succubus. I have been involved with the magazine since its launch back in March and helped develop the editorial brief. Taking cues from sites such as The Onion and Reductress, we decided that snappy, laugh out loud, attention grabbing headlines were going to be key. The tone we established parodied that of a mainstream women’s magazine: chatty, up-beat, excessive in its use of acronyms and explanation marks. The platform is great fun to write for and while it’s still early days traffic to the site is steadily growing.

2017

Receptionist

Haworth Tompkins

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • RESPONSIBLE FOR: Being the first point of contact for those engaging with the practice - managing the info account - responding to student queries and press requests - arranging meetings - assisting the Directors by carrying out PA duties - assisting the Studio Coordinator with diary management - booking travel, including hotels and international flights - ordering couriers, office groceries and stationery - assisting the bookkeeper by generating purchase orders, filing invoices and tracking credit card use - supporting the architects with general administrative tasks - assisting with document archiving - ensuring communal spaces were kept safe and tidy - arranging equipment repair - acting as a fire marshal - sending and sorting post - organising office events, such as Sports Day, the 25th Anniversary Party and the Christmas party.

2016

Writer

The Real Car Share (TV Pilot)

Oct 2016 - Nov 2016
  • Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I helped write the voice over for a reality TV pilot, produced by students at the National Film and Television school, called The Real Car Share. In terms of format, think First Dates meets James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. I worked closely with the show’s producer to develop the tone of the voice over. We decided it should be droll, but good humoured; a slightly more subdued version of David Lamb’s iconic Come Dine With Me narration. The Real Car Share was recently optioned by Zigzag Productions.

2016

Writer

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Salford, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Last June a sketch I wrote was included in BBC Salford’s Sitcom Showcase. It was a pun heavy skit about two elderly gentlemen misunderstanding the career paths taken by their millennial grandchildren (“what’s a barista?” asks one, “it’s Italian for lawyer”). The show was a vehicle for eighties comedian Russ Abbot, so I was writing with his voice and performance style in mind.

2015

Business Administrator (temp)

Place2Be

May 2015 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • RESPONSIBLE FOR: Updating the databases and Excel documents used to compile information on current and prospective projects - communicating with field staff to ensure the information held on them and their projects was up to date - helping to draft letter and send off contracts - researching prospective schools - helping to prepare for conferences.

Education

2015

MA

University of Sussex

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
  • United Kingdom
  • I received a Merit overall and a Distinction for my dissertation on comedy’s capacity to reframe dominant narratives.

2014

BA

University of Sussex

Sep 2010 - Jul 2014
  • United Kingdom
  • American Studies and English, BA 2:1 I won the award for best undergraduate dissertation within the School of Media, Film and Music for my essay “Self-Reflexivity in Hollywood Comedian Comedy.”

Awards

2014

Best undergraduate dissertation within the school of Media, Film and Music

University of Sussex

  • I won the award for best undergraduate dissertation within the School of Media, Film and Music for my essay “Self-Reflexivity in Hollywood Comedian Comedy.”