Christopher Bryant

Copy-Editor, Production Editor and Editor

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Sub-editor - Editor

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About me

Media professional with proven experience as copy-editor and production editor. Worked extensively with print, digital and web technologies. Experience ranges from the founding of an independent non-profit online arts & culture magazine to production editor in commercial and academic sectors. Strong communicator with project management and team leadership skills. Able to prioritize and use initiative. Personable, approachable and able to manage the varied and changeable of a heavy workload.

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Skills

  • Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Online
  • Print
  • Web Content
  • Popular Culture
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Copywriting
  • Sub-editing
  • Copy Editor

Work history

2017

Sub-editor

Open University

Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Digital Production Editor. • Responsible for proof reading and copy-editing of education modules. • Updated website, eBooks and accessible materials using XML system. • Liaised with project editors and module authors.

2016

Sub-editor

Self-employed

Nov 2015 - Dec 2016
  • Freelance
  • Freelancer. Copy-editor, proof reader and writer in mainstream and academic publishing. Private tutor (undergraduate level).

2015

Editor

Immediate Media

Mar 2014 - Nov 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Worked on a fast-moving production hub that managed the eleven title pre-teen portfolio. • Position included copy-editing, day-to-day page management, working closely with editors and designers. • Managed the needs of key licences and copyright holders. Ensured adherence to brand manuals on all content and marketing pages. • Maintained schedules and ensured teams followed them. • Trained and oversaw freelancers.

2014

WEB Content Editor

Polari Arts CIC

Dec 2007 - Feb 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Conceived and co-founded the non-profit online arts & culture magazine www.polarimagazine.com. • Prepared all articles for publication on WordPress CMS. • Worked with designer to produce all artwork and site design. • Ran joint projects with external organisations, including Tate Britain, Green Carnation Prize, Pride London and LGBT History Month. • Managed team of social media volunteers and determined overall online strategy. • Ran day-to-day backend of site. This included the customization of HTML & PHP scripts, and SEO monitoring & management.

Education

1999

PHD

University of Edinburgh

Oct 1994 - Jun 1999
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Inter-disciplinary History and English Literature thesis.

1994

Masters

University of York

Oct 1993 - Sep 1994
  • York, United Kingdom
  • Masters in contemporary literature, Fictions of Conflict, awarded with distinction.

1993

1st Class Honours

University of York

Oct 1990 - May 1993
  • York, United Kingdom

Awards

2015

BME Rising Stars

Immediate Media

  • Special commendation for production editor team, based on submission written by myself and the Group Production Editor.