Fedora Abu

Journalist, Editor, Copywriter

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

I'm a journalist, editor and copywriter based in London. I'm currently working as a junior copy editor at Soho House, having previously interned on Net A Porter’s editorial team and freelanced for Mr Porter. I've contributed to several magazines and newspapers including Refinery29, FT Weekend, The Independent and Courier. Most recently I was deputy arts editor and senior sub-editor for gal-dem. I've also worked as a production assistant for Phoebe Lovatt, written product copy for Browns and edited an online magazine while at university. @FedoraAbu

Skills

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Content Creation
  • Copywriting
  • Fluent French
  • Italian
  • Pitching
  • Research

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Yoox Net a Porter Group

    Yoox Net a Porter Group

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Bartle Bogle Hegarty

    Bartle Bogle Hegarty

    • Advertising
  • Soho House & Co

    Soho House & Co

    • Non Creative Industries
  • Courier

    Courier

    • Media Production

Work history

Currently

Junior Copy Editor

Soho House & Co

Sep 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Write and sub-edit copy for Soho House & Co.’s websites and apps, including digital House Notes features, website copy, newsletters and events listings Led an events-renaming project to ensure alignment across Houses worldwide Created new email guidelines to ensure consistency across member newsletters

2019

Deputy Arts Editor

gal-dem magazine

Oct 2018 - Mar 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Previously freelance contributor (September 2017) and senior sub-editor (June 2018) Commissioned, edited and wrote articles on film, literature, TV, visual arts and theatre for gal- dem, including writing a profile of and conducting a video interview with Lupita N’yongo Pitched and wrote opinion and culture pieces for gal-dem’s website and print magazine Sub-edited online and print articles, as well as branded content for Afro Punk and Ace & Tate

2019

Editorial Intern

Yoox Net a Porter Group

Sep 2018 - Sep 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Curated and wrote Porter’s second-annual list of ‘Incredible Girls’ across a 14-page spread Compiled quotes, devised questions and wrote bios for Porter’s fifth-anniversary portfolio spread Pitched and wrote a series of articles for Porter Edit on beauty for black women Pitch, research and write culture stories for Porter Edit Assemble cuts and transcribe interviews for Porter and Porter Edit cover stories

2018

Freelance Copywriter

Browns Fashion

Aug 2018 - Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Wrote product descriptions for menswear and womenswear in Browns’ distinctive house style and uploaded to their custom CMS in line with daily targets

2018

Editorial Intern

Financial Times

Jan 2018 - Mar 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Wrote reviews for the FT Weekend’s Arts pages Uploaded content to Methode, the FT’s CMS Sub-edited and fact-checked pieces for daily and weekend paper Drafted social media posts

2017

Editorial Intern

Courier

Sep 2017 - Nov 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Pitched ideas for events and stories, wrote copy for the print magazine, drafted social media posts and conducted research for upcoming features Sub-edited articles for the magazine and pitch decks for the agency Transcribed interviews and assisted with P&P of back issues

2017

Production Assistant

The WW Club

Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Assisted Phoebe Lovatt with the UK launch of her book, The Working Woman’s Handbook Oversaw guest lists and book sales, helped set up the venue and source items, and covered the event on the WW Club’s social media

2017

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Citoyenne

Jan 2015 - Apr 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Founded Citoyenne, an online media platform for young women at London universities Oversaw design, content, photography, branding and social media 
Led a team of writers, stylists, designers and photographers and secured partnerships with 4 women’s societies at UCL, LSE and King’s

Education

2018

BA French & Italian

University College London

Sep 2013 - Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom