I am a creative, hard-working freelance writer and literary enthusiast. I recently completed an internship at the literary scouting agency Maria B. Campbell Associates (London). I am strong both reading manuscripts and producing reports for literary agencies and scouts, and am currently looking for opportunities to grow my experience in publishing. As a freelance writer and content creator, I write, edit, and strategize creative copy for a variety of businesses and start-ups. From my time as a Content Manager Blenheim Chalcot, the U.K.'s largest venture builder, I have experience managing a number of diverse, remote contacts to deliver creative content to an exceptionally high standard, on time. As a freelance reader, I read manuscripts (both fiction, non-fiction, and children’s/YA) and produce high-quality reports, synopses, and targeted recommendations for clients. First Class in English Literature (BA Hons) from King's College London, 2017.
I recently came onboard with Hive Learning as a contractor, working as a freelance Content Producer for their Diversity & Inclusion vertical. • I contribute with freelance content across Hive Learning's digital learning program. • Research, write, and structure digital learning content across topics in Diversity & Inclusion. • Mainly focusing on pathways around unconscious bias.
As a freelance writer and content creator, I write, edit, and strategize creative copy for a variety of businesses and start-ups. From my time as a Content Manager Blenheim Chalcot, the U.K.'s largest venture builder, I have experience managing a number of diverse, remote contacts to deliver creative content (both written and multimedia) to an exceptionally high standard, on time. Services • High-quality, well-researched blog posts, articles, and whitepapers • Brochures and marketing materials for events and conferences • Marketing plans and strategy • Editorial schedules • Marketing comms (email copy) • Multimedia briefs (infographics, video) Clients • AVADO Learning • Hive Learning • Blenheim Chalcot • Feminist Book Society For freelance enquiries, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a freelance writer and digital content creator at AVADO, I research and write about data science, digital learning, and thought leadership. • Write digital content in the form of blog posts, infographics, and videos. • Create content marketing plans for the business, including editorial schedules. • Increased conversion to AVADO's digital resources through targeted marketing emails.
Co-founder and Producer of semi-professional a cappella group Music is a huge passion for me. I've sung in choirs, bands, and a cappella groups all throughout my school and university life. When I graduated, I decided I wanted to found my own singing group with my singing partner, Ben Drinkwater. • CO-FOUNDER: Founded in 2017, the vision of Collaborate is to create a platform for young singers to collaborate and producing innovative vocal music. • PRODUCER: As Producer of the group, I’ve helped establish the creative, musical, and aesthetic direction of the group. So far, we have produced one professional music video, two sold-out concerts in London, and a wide range of private performances. • MANAGEMENT: Organizing and leading rehearsals, securing venues, managing collaborations with other artists, facilitating major productions such as performances and music videos. • SOCIAL MEDIA: Managing all our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and online content creation (YouTube) to drive engagement. • EVENTS AND PR: Organizing and leading rehearsals, managing collaborations, facilitating major productions, and managing all our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and online content creation (YouTube) to drive engagement. • ACHIEVEMENTS: Successfully organised our first performance at a major London venue this spring, as well as securing the production and release of our first music video in collaboration with Danish artist Neigh (Sony Music). Find us on • Facebook: www.facebook.com/CollaborateAcappella • Instagram: @collaborate_acappella • YouTube: Collaborate A Cappella https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh4wNss3kouZ2JWXtsh2UOg
Recently appointed Literary Scouting Intern at Maria B. Campbell Associates (London). • READING: Reading manuscripts and producing reports for senior scouts Katie McCalmont and Naja Baldwin. • FILM/TV: Experience of working with film and TV companies to acquire rights to books. • ADMINISTRATION: Scheduling and booking for major international publishers visiting the London Book Fair, the most dynamic moment in the British publishing year.
Blenheim Chalcot is the UK's leading tech venture builder. It has portfolio sales of over £300m, more than 3,000 employees worldwide, and a successful track record of over 40 companies. After working at one Blenheim Chalcot’s ventures for a little over a year, I have taken on a new role as Content Manager for the venture builder’s central team. We are currently working on a start-up pilot to test viability of a new marketing product concept with eight trial customer businesses. In this role, I am responsible for: • CONTENT: Delivering content pipeline on a weekly basis, growing production capacity while simultaneously increasing quality. • COMMISSIONING: Owning commissioning process between Content Team & Blenheim Chalcot portfolio businesses. • MANAGEMENT: Building a network of freelance copywriters, and managing the briefing process between Blenheim Chalcot portfolio businesses and content producers. • STRATEGY: Input into strategic direction of Content production, and facilitate brand development with Blenheim Chalcot portfolio businesses. • EDITING: Review and edit content so that it is is of a high quality and fit for production.
After working at Dynamo as a Copywriter for a year, I was promoted to Marketing Executive. • CONTENT: Developed our content strategy and wrote consumer-facing marketing assets for the business, including all website copy (dynamo.co.uk), transactional emails, and branded content. • COMMUNICATION: Skilled at writing clear, precise copy to brief. Extensive experience researching, writing, editing, and proofreading work. Evolved our written brand through customer feedback, research, and ideation. • CAMPAIGNS: Managed our organic social media channels to drive brand awareness and engagement. Worked with PR lead to promote the release of new products, receiving 58 pieces of coverage in all the major print and online publications, with a total advertising equivalent value of £214k and a reach of 6.4m. • MANAGING UPWARDS: In true start-up fashion, I’ve had to self-sufficiently manage a variety of projects, such as the successful delivery of new copy across numerous platforms. To do so, I had to manage internal and external stakeholders, such as Heads of Tech, Product, and Compliance.
I successfully grew my 3-month internship to a full-time position as a Copywriter within Blenheim Chalcot’s newest ventures, Dynamo Mortgages. At Dynamo, I’ve gained exciting experience as a copywriter in a small and dynamic marketing team, grown and challenged myself as a marketer, become a strategic thinker, and focused on what I love most in the world: creativity. • CONTENT: Responsible for producing all written consumer-facing marketing assets, including website copy (dynamo.co.uk), product copy, transactional emails, and branded content (over 300 pages). Collaborating with SEO experts to optimize our web content. • COPYWRITING: Writing clear, precise consumer-facing copy to brief. Extensive experience researching, writing, editing, fact-checking, and proof-reading copy. • BRAND: Worked to build the Dynamo brand through customer feedback, research, and ideation. In charge of creating the Dynamo Tone of Voice principles, and applying them across the business. • TRAINING: Mentored and guided our team of Mortgage Advisers to follow our Tone of Voice principles when speaking or writing to customers across multiple touchpoints. • SOCIAL MEDIA: Managing all our organic social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) to drive brand awareness and engagement. • STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT: Managed relationships with internal as well as stakeholders, such as Heads of Tech, Product, Compliance and Press.
My first job out of university was as a Copywriting and Content Intern at Blenheim Chalcot, one of the largest venture builders in the U.K. Here, I worked towards the launch of Dynamo Mortgages, a new digital mortgage adviser. I learnt a lot, grew my writing skills, and at the end of my internship I landed a permanent position as the company’s sole Copywriter. • DEVELOPMENT: Honed my skills in copywriting and content creation in an internship with Blenheim Chalcot, the biggest venture builder in the U.K. Succesfully grew my 3-month internship to a full-time position as the sole copywriter at one of Blenheim Chalcot’s newest ventures, Dynamo Mortgages. • COPY AND CONTENT: Wrote engaging and clear copy for the product, and produced core brand assets for the business, such as the full website copy, and future content marketing strategy
6 week Print Editorial Internship • I worked as an editorial intern to edit and publish the 30th anniversary edition of the magazine. Read submissions, wrote reports, edited and fact-checked articles, and proofread pieces for final publication.
BERKELEY FICTION REVIEW, UC Berkeley Student editorial staff • COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Selected and edited pieces of prose fiction for the journal. Published Issue 36 (May 2016). • FEEDBACK: Reviewing material and providing peer feedback to submissions
KCL LITERARY JOURNAL Prose Editor and Writer • PROSE EDITOR: Worked closely with the Editor-in-Chief of King’s College London’s Literary Journal to publish several editions of the bi-annual journal (Issues: Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2017, and Spring 2017). • WRITER: Published several of my own pieces in the Spring 2017 issue, as well as the Diaries issue commissioned by the Centre for Life Writing Research in May 2017.
Society president and singer • SINGER: Sang at King’s College’s award-winning all-female a cappella singing group. • SOCIETY PRESIDENT: President of the group during my second year of university. In charge of the publicity of the group, coordinating and facilitating concerts, ticket sales, booking venues, and working in close collaboration with the student union. • AWARDS: National Champions of Voice Festival UK 2017. Second Place at the UK semi-finals of the International Collegiate Championships of A Cappella 2017. Officially ranked best female a cappella group in the country. Sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
In 2017, I completed my undergraduate degree in English Literature at King’s College London in June this year with a First Class Honours. I worked hard throughout my degree to achieve the best results in order to realize my long-held dream of pursuing a career in the arts and writing. Now I'm looking to get my foot in the door in my first graduate job. I am passionate about literature, and especially about writing, whether it be academic articles, prose, poetry, or writing for the stage and screen, because I have an inherent curiosity for characters and an active interest in language, and I can think of nothing more interesting than getting to pursue this personal interest as a career. In my final year, I attained a First on my Dissertation, entitled "Subversive Potentiality in Aztlán: The Emergence of a Queer Chicano Utopia". My research focused on Chicano writers such as Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa, and the intersection of Queer and Racial theories of Utopia in their writing.