My name is Dave Rogers and I am the head of Enthusiastic Press - an independent publishing company based in Colindale, London. We are presently collecting submissions for a poetry and prose anthology that I am planning to release in Autumn 2020. I am also in the middle of building a website and establishing a brand that I feel will resonate with other independent authors and content creators in London. In my free time I am an author, a musician, a stand-up comedian and a marathon runner.Locked Pro Plan feature
I am responsible for organising and delivering Open Days and Taster Days for prospective students.
I established Enthusiastic Press, my own publishing company, at the start of this year. I have so far released one novel as an A5 paperback, which I wrote, edited and also formatted. I took an online course to learn how paperbacks are put together for print, which I completed over a four-week period. The novel, 'Snares', is now for sale on Amazon, and will also be sold in Waterstones very soon. I am also currently editing the manuscript of my first novel, Somewhat Damaged, to release as a paperback in July. This book was previously sold digitally by Wild Wolf Publishing, but I have since regained the rights and have decided to revise the manuscript in its entirety. I am also currently receiving submissions for a poetry and prose anthology that I am planning on releasing in Autumn this year. A preliminary title for this book is: "Greetings. A collection of Poetry and Prose." Through digital marketing and word-of-mouth, I have so far received thirteen submissions of work that I am starting to edit and lay out in terms of page design and typography. Although I work as head of Enthusiastic Press as a freelancer, I would very much like to pursue a career in a similar field. I am incredibly enthusiastic about new writing and copy editing (hence the name I gave my company), and I would love to speak with you further about this passion of mine. Thank you so much for your time.
- Managing a portfolio of clients, preparing proposals and contracts for specific tour requests, negotiating terms and monitoring payments. - Answering customer queries and liaising with clients regarding all arrangements for tours via email, telephone and in person where appropriate. - Creating and managing budgets for tours and delivering tours on budget. - Maintaining all paperwork for each tour, organising and filing all documents using internal IT systems. - Creating detailed itineraries for each tour and corresponding with suppliers throughout the tour booking process. - Using social media channels (including Facebook, Mailchimp, etc) to increase sales on scheduled tours. - Attending information fairs, university Freshers fairs and orientations to present products to potential customers. - Leading tours and groups as an experienced guide. - Managing online bookings using an online booking management system, including creating tour confirmations. - Growing the business by finding new clients and helping smaller existing clients grow into bigger accounts. - Assisting with the management of a 24-hour out of office telephone number on a rota basis. - Operating a meet and greet service for theatre evenings and airport transfers, dealing with customers in an enthusiastic and professional manner.
- Creating new bus and cycle tours for both children and adults at all stages - scriptwriting, route-planning, guiding, trialing and selling to clients and customers. - Marketing tours to representatives of various European institutions and language schools - Completing detailed safety, maintenance and incident logs for all tours. - Training new staff and working closely with the General Manager on product development.
- Creating, marketing and leading a varied programme of social activities, events and tours for international students of all ages (including leading tours of up to sixty-five students on weekend trips to Edinburgh, day visits around London, excursions to Paris and bike tours). - Writing interesting and engaging copy using a variety of tonal styles across numerous channels, promoting the programme and communicating with new and existing customers. - Establishing relationships with local businesses, negotiating discounts with local shops and restaurants as well as with national tour operators. - Building an approachable yet professional relationship with global clients.
English Studies (BA) - 2:1 (hons)