Faith Newcombe

Production Editor

Level
Junior
Location
Bristol, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

English literature graduate working as a production editor for an academic arts publisher in Bristol.

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Skills

  • Social Media
  • Events
  • Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Content Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Photography
  • Administraion
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Ted Baker

    Ted Baker

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Simon & Schuster UK Ltd

    Simon & Schuster UK Ltd

    • Publishing
  • H

    Helicon Magazine

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      Intellect Books

      Work history

      Currently

      Production Editor

      Intellect Books

      Jun 2017
      • Bristol, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • As a staff member within the production department of a small independent academic arts publisher, I do a lot of cross-role work. My responsibilities sit within the editorial, contracting, production and marketing processes for 13 journals and around 8 book titles at a time. I head the company's free access to developing regions programme, and act as subject area champion for our Film Studies collection. This involves research into developing areas within this subject, advising on proposals submitted to us from the field and attending relevant conferences as a representative for the company. I head the company's ongoing abstracting and indexing programme – maintaining the representation we have already achieved in the area, and researching yet-unexplored avenues to increase citation and impact rates for our journals.

      2016

      Editorial Intern

      Simon & Schuster UK Ltd

      Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • I interned at Simon and Schuster in London for two weeks in the summer of 2016, shadowing the junior non-fiction editor. I was given several manuscripts to read and write short reviews on, learned about the contracts system, helped with printing and posting, and sat in on two editorial meetings and a client talk.

      2017

      Jul 2015 - Jul 2017
      • Bristol, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • During my second and third years at university, I acted as Poetry Co-Editor and Editor in Chief respectively for Helicon Magazine, the university's only student-run but city-centred arts and culture magazine. Both roles included a level of submission review and commissioning, as well as events planning, fundraising, printed edition design, website and social media management and article writing. Connecting the student population to the weird and wonderful city that they lived in through artist workshops, walking drawing tours, events and non-student interviews and features was my main objective during my editorship, and our progress in that year in terms of submissions and external funding were marked.

      2015

      Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
      • Poole, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • I secured a content writing internship with a growing insurance brokerage. I wrote everything that appears on their website (ProtectLine.com) and created many template emails and letters, customer forms and information booklets, PowerPoint-style presentations, blog posts, and telephone scripts. Due to the sensitive and complicated nature of the industry, a great deal of self-guided research was required and I worked closely with compliance editors and the company’s marketing team on projects. During the last summer period, I also filmed and edited a promotional video for the company which was published on their Facebook and Youtube accounts.

      2014

      Sales Assistant

      Ted Baker

      Jul 2011 - Sep 2014
      • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I worked at the House of Fraser department store part-time whilst I attended my final years of school, and full-time in my gap year. I worked at the Ted Baker concession as a sales assistant, and was trained in premium retail customer service.

      Education

      2017

      BA (Hons) English Literature 2:1

      University of Bristol

      Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
      • Bristol, United Kingdom
      • Dissertation topic: Queerness and the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang

      2013

      Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
      • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
      • English Language (A*) English Literature (A) Modern History (A)