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Kat Sommers

Freelance writerLondon, United Kingdom
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Kat Sommers

Freelance writerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a freelance writer and editor with a background in technology and UX. Currently I write comedy for TV/radio as well as news/features about pop culture, books, tech and feminism. I also have ten years’ experience writing, editing and producing content for high-profile clients such as the BBC, Sky, the National Theatre and School of Life. I write in plain English, taking complex legal, technical, business or even philosophical projects and writing about them in such a way a lay person can not only understand but get enthusiastic about.
Projects
  • RadiotagI don't really understand what this whole 'projects' thing is, but I'm adding something here because I can't apply for a job without it. Sorry.
Work history
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    Freelance writer/editorSelf
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Recent work: - x4 part sitcom for BBC Radio 4 starring Miriam Margoyles and Helen Monks (aired Sept 2017) - currently writing daily news and features about pop culture for BBC America - wrote web and brochure copy for Ark Schools - researched and wrote x5 video scripts for the School of Life - wrote interactive guides to Shakespeare for BBC iWonder - wrote and edited copy about complex technical projects for new BBC R&D website - edited and rewrote all copy on new website for DACS (Designers and Artists' Copyright Society) - wrote copy, headlines, newsletters etc for exclusive daily deals for the Daily Telegraph
    ProducerSky
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Directing and edit producing video packages and creating content to support new drama programmes on the Sky website. I also work with marketing to ensure our content goes out to the widest possible audience on traditional and social media platforms.
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Skills
  • Writing
  • UX
  • Agile
  • User Insight
  • Digital
  • English Grammar
  • Communication
  • Editiorial
  • Editing
  • Content Copywriting
Education
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    Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)University of Cambridge
     - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Postgraduate research concentrated on German eighteenth and nineteenth century literature and philosophy.
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    BA (Hons) English LiteratureUniversity of Cambridge
     - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Gained a Double First in English literature from 1066 to the present day, with particular interests in eighteenth century poets Byron and Cowper, nineteenth century novelists Henry James, George Meredith and Virginia Woolf. I also developed in-depth analytical skills in the close reading of texts, and furthered my language skills in the translation of German works.
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Awards
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    Technology Innovation AwardNational Association of Broadcasters
    Part of RadioTAG Application team, which received this for 'Demonstration of Advanced Research and Development of New Media Technologies'.
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    TechCon Technical Innovation AwardRadio Academy
    I was part of the team behind the development of RadioTAG, which won for its innovation and commitment to cross-industry collaboration and open standards.