I am a highly motivated, multilingual copywriter with a background in International Relations, fashion and music journalism as well as e-commerce. I am confident in creating engaging copy for a broad range of brands and publications according to the house tone of voice. I have gained experience in content management systems, in particular, WordPress and Sitecore, as well as SEO, Microsoft Office, web analytics, copywriting and social media. I also adapt very well to new systems. I have excellent writing and sub-editing skills, which I have developed in my previous and current roles. My time working in fashion has given me an in-depth knowledge of upcoming trends and the retail industry.
I am responsible for hitting and exceeding my daily targets, whilst completing my work to a high standard, managing my time on additional projects and creative submissions, being a reliable and personable member of the team and leading by example. My personal project consists of monitoring translation performance on the Italian site and on a more occasional basis, the French and Spanish ones. I have created a record where I track discrepancies – whether grammatical or related to the tone of voice – to ensure that our copy is consistent, fluid and as natural as possible. I amend problematic translations to convey the message and tone of the original copy, I regularly brief team members on conversational do’s and don’ts from a translation point of view and communicate with the International Editors.
I was responsible for: liaising with PR firms, interviewing artists, commissioning mixes, creating content for the Style Guide in an SEO-friendly manner, updating images, sub-editing pieces from freelance contributors and pitching new artists and editorial content. Being thrown into a reactive and fast-paced environment taught me a lot about working in a creative team. I am able to plan ahead but also prioritise and work reactively. I work very well with multiple deadlines. Communication is a key strength for me, I am very approachable and always make the effort to build relationships within all areas of the business.
I was responsible for researching and creating content for a luxury publication which enhanced my creativity and understanding of this type of market. Editing, proofreading, liaising with PR teams and attending events as a representative of the magazine as well as approaching creatives further developed my interpersonal skills and taught me the meaning of professionalism.
Responsible for picking up and returning samples, assisting with shoot prep and maintaining and organizing the samples as well as being responsible for answering the phones and the usual running of Alister Mackie and Katy England's studio.
Responsible for creating content for both print and online, writing articles, researching trends, proofreading, fact checking and editing both the works of contributors and fellow Style editors. Also responsible for distribution of the magazine across the student body and through various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and events. All the above tasks were carried out in steady communication with the editor-in-chief, all the relevant section editors and the creative director. This role enabled me to deal with other people’s writing and opinions which I perceive as being as an extension of the author and therefore need to be respected. It was of the foremost importance for me to discuss editorial changes with our contributors before publication in a way that they could enhance their writing skills. This position gave me the chance to develop the abilities I was interested in while being directly involved with the Student’s Union and our community.
Responsible for answering the phones, management of petty cash and expenses, coordinating daily shopping and post collection, monitoring supplies and reordering stock, assisting Marios Schwab with PA style tasks when he is in the studio, carry out detailed research for events and creative resource material for the designer, creating documentation required across all departments, preparing and monitoring studio shipping/logistics, tracking sample movement between press and production and maintaining organization of the Marios Schwab archive. This role gave me the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in an industry that is usually foreclosed to non-fashion students. Here I gained concrete insight of what it means to work in a creative office therefore strengthening my administrative skills.
Responsibilities include providing excellent customer service according to premium standards, managing transactions, creating work schedules and daily planners, arranging appointments and participating in the preparation of the store for CEO and board members visits. I am also given responsibilities in processing and storing delivery while organizing the workspace to guarantee the highest level of presentation and productivity. These tasks are accomplished while in constant communication with management and members of staff. As a senior member of the team I am fully comfortable with independent work. This role allowed me to develop a strong attention to detail, sharpen my sense of judgement and decision-making under time constrictions.
Modules included: Political Analysis, International Relations: Theories and Contemporary Issues, War and Security in World Politics, Theories of the Self, Race and Racism in World Politics and Radical Politics Today. Dissertation: “The Specters of the Millennium Development Goals” (12000 words) The project takes a deconstructive approach to the international, showing how Hegelian and Kantian thought is implicated in a certain ‘internationalist’ discourse aimed at reconciliation and at the universal. This, it is argued, is in turn visible in the MDGs.
Overall grade: 100/100 Subjects: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Philosophy, History of Art, Maths, History, Physics.