Erin Cobby

Managing Editor at shado magazine

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I am a freelance journalist living and working in London. I have been published in numerous publications including Reuters, Wonderland Magazine and Boiler Room. I currently Manage Edit a magazine called shado - a platform dedicated to raising the profiles of those at the front of social and political change. I have lots of interests and experience, however my favorite thing to write about is East African culture.

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Skills

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Research
  • Indesign
  • Ceative Writing
  • Arts Journalism
  • Travel Writing
  • Web Analytics
  • Social Media

Companies I’ve worked with

  • University of Leeds

    University of Leeds

    • Education & Research
  • B

    Brave Bison

    • A

      A Younger Theatre

      • Simon & Schuster UK Ltd

        Simon & Schuster UK Ltd

        • Publishing

      Work history

      Currently

      Music Journalist

      The Line Of Best Fit

      Sep 2020
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I write short reviews/previews about upcoming releases or events for publications like Line of Best Fit and Euphoria, commenting on tone, style and originality.

      Currently

      Features Writer

      House of Solo Magazine

      Dec 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I research and interview artists for long-form features. Highlights include: Joy Crookes for Rollacoaster’s Autumn cover, Lykke Li and Smino for Wonderland and Anouska Shankar for House of Solo.

      Currently

      Music Journalist

      Euphoria Magazine

      Sep 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I write short reviews/previews about upcoming releases or events for publications like Line of Best Fit and Euphoria, commenting on tone, style and originality.

      Currently

      Features Writer and Editor

      Shado Magazine

      Feb 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Features Writer – I currently write features for Shado magazine, an online and print publication which works to amplify the voices of those who are actioning political, social and cultural change. Editor – I edit submissions for the magazine, guiding authors to create the most compelling content possible. I also fact-check and ensure that the articles are up to standard for our publication.

      Currently

      Dec 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance Editor – I receive a manuscript at the beginning of its editorial process. I ensure that the title meets house style standards of sense, grammar and editorial particulars before passing on to the managing editor for publication.

      Currently

      Features Writer and Reveiwer

      A Younger Theatre

      Oct 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Features Writer – I write for A Younger Theatre conducting a wide variety of interviews and crafting opinion pieces and reviews on modern and fringe theatre.

      Currently

      Contributing Editor

      Camden New Journal

      Sep 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Contributing Editor – I currently contribute to the weekly column which gives a preview of up-coming theatre. I also compile the weekly theatre listings. Theatre Reviewing - I review theatre and interview thespians for the Camden New Journal. This entails seeing a range of plays in theatres largely local to Camden and writing reviews which are published on their online site in conjunction with Westend Extra and The Islington Tribune.

      2019

      Aug 2019 - Oct 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I wrote for Brave Bison’s online page Vtrnd, sourcing and writing five articles a day on a variety of topics ranging from current politics to entertainment news. I also pitched and created multiple article series, broadening our content type and attracting new audience members. I also worked with SEO and used Google Analytics to inform content style and execution.

      2019

      Apr 2019 - Apr 2019
      • University Rd, Kampala, Uganda
      • Freelance
      • I spent time at East Africa’s top University, Makerere University in Kampala researching for a book currently being written by Shane Doyle, History professor at Leeds University. I went through previous editions of national newspapers looking for articles to evidence changing opinion concerning ‘traditional’ family structures.

      2019

      Feb 2019 - Feb 2019
      • Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14, UK
      • Internship
      • During my short time at the foundation I wrote several pieces, ranging from overfishing to reporting on the London Women’s March. I conducted interviews with specialists, sat in on editorial meetings and learnt the writing style particular to a news agency.

      2017

      Editorial Assistant

      Simon & Schuster UK Ltd

      Dec 2017 - Dec 2017
      • 222 Grays Inn Rd, Holborn, London WC1X 8HB, UK
      • Internship
      • Reading – I read submissions and wrote reader reports, offering opinions on plot flaws, marketability and character development. Administration – I completed a range of administrative and creative tasks including, creating promotional documents, researching for jacket briefs and writing prelims. Updating Databases – I updated client information on TMM and used the database to support my administrative tasks.

      2017

      Digital Content Manager

      Legend Press

      Dec 2017 - Dec 2017
      • London EC4V 4DD, UK
      • Full Time
      • Improving Digital Sales - I conducted research in to the latest digital sales methods across different platforms to create promotional offers and advertisements. Using this information, I improved our listings both on our own database (Booksonix) and external websites. Upon leaving the company I created a guide to establishing an effective listing/promotional campaign that is currently in use. Creating Promotional Material - I used Indesign to create adverts for various promotions or new titles that were featured in print magazines. I also created our AI booklets that were used to aid sales at various book fairs. Editorial - I read manuscripts at various editorial stages. I made changes and marked up concerns such as grammar, spelling, sense, plot flaws and continuity. I did this quickly and effectively to ensure we kept to publication schedule. Reading - I occasionally read submissions, focusing mainly on potential foreign language acquisitions.

      2018

      Dec 2017 - Dec 2018
      • Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14, UK
      • Full Time
      • Management - I managed a range of titles. This entailed liaising with authors and publishing editors to ensure that the finished manuscript is successful. It also concerned drawing up schedules to ensure that the manuscript was created in a timely and cost-effective manner. Editing - I oversaw the process of copy editing, proof-checking and typesetting, while also ensuring that the copy appears correctly online. I had to ensure that the title adhered to house style and was grammatically correct.