Elinor Potts
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Elinor Potts

Freelance WriterLondon, United Kingdom
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Elinor Potts

Freelance WriterLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a Freelance Writer, Editor and Senior Bookseller based in London. I'm open to freelance feature writing commissions, copy-writing, interviewing and cultural reviewing opportunities. I am Head of Poetry at the KCL Literary Journal where I also edit prose submissions. I edit and co-founded the poetry anthology Away With Words - Selected Verse (Volumes 1-3). I am currently completing an MA in Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory at KCL. I have a First Class Honours in BA English & Comparative Literature from Goldsmiths College (15-18). ​ I have bylines in The Observer New Review, The Times Magazine, UnderPinned, AYoungerTheatre, the Radical Art Review, Porridge Zine, The Indiependent, Far Out Magazine, The Exeter Express and Echo and [smiths] magazine where I was Senior Literary and Creative Editor 2017-18.
Projects
  • Freelance Writing
    Freelance WritingRecent clients include Clean Prose, Strand Magazine, KCL Literary Journal and UnderPinned Magazine. Examples - https://www.thestrandmagazine.com/single-post/2020/03/15/An-Interview-with-Saskia-Vogel--Translating-Sweden-and-Transformed-Desires https://underpinned.co/magazine/2020/03/freelance-bible-alison-grade/
  • Not9to5 Blog
    Not9to5 BlogI am Blog Editor for the freelance consultancy Not9to5. I interview leading freelancers and business owners as well as writing newsletters and scheduling social media posts using Mailchimp, Wordpress and Buffer. Blogs - https://www.not9to5.co.uk/why-collaboration-matters/ https://www.not9to5.co.uk/working-and-being-freelance-podcasts/ https://www.not9to5.co.uk/celebrating-flexible-work/ https://www.not9to5.co.uk/prioritising-mental-health-with-leapers/ https://www.not9to5.co.uk/making-creativ
  • UnderPinned Cultural Column
    UnderPinned Cultural ColumnI wrote a weekly cultural column for UnderPinned Magazine from February 2019-20. Subjects ranged from the Edinburgh Fringe festival to the Punk movement, Football and contemporary theatre, reviewed through a cultural lens. Images are credited to Oscar Price. Examples are below - https://underpinned.co/magazine/2019/02/resolutions-are-over/ https://underpinned.co/magazine/2019/02/schmalentines/ https://underpinned.co/magazine/2019/03/culture-to-ease-your-stress/ https://underpinned.co/magazine
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Work history
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    Blog EditorNot9to5
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Writing, editing and commissioning fortnightly blogs for the freelance consultancy Not9to5. I frequently interview and transcribe conversations with key figures in the freelancing industry as well as writing newsletters and scheduling social media posts.
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    Senior BooksellerWaterstones Ltd
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • Creative Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Administraion
  • Journalism
  • Feature Articles
  • Cultural Criticism
  • Cultural Journalism
Education
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    MAKing’s College London University
    London, United Kingdom
    Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Goldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
    English & Comparative Literature, First Class Honours.