Katherine Forgey

Copywriter and Editor

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Teaching
  • Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Project Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Proofreading
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Word
  • Public Speaking
  • Customer Service
  • Time Management Multi-tasking
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Organization Skills

Work history

Currently

Copywriter & Editor

For-keeps Ltd

Feb 2016
  • Primary copywriter and editor for the online website. Responsible for all current web copy, brand development, and web site traffic growth.

2015

Assistant Project Manager

Typecraft, Wood Jones

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Assisted the primary curator in the development of a print exhibition at the Architecture + Design Museum in downtown Los Angeles. Developed a database of the pieces, photographed and designed a pamphlet of the collection, contacted designers and prepared each print for the exhibition.

2015

English Language Teacher

Aeon Corporation

Jul 2013 - Feb 2015
  • Taught an average of thirty classes per week and individually responsible for over eighty students. Personally generated on average £8000 per month through renewal of students, with new sign ups contributing £4000. This made up 10-20% of the school’s monthly targets. The promotion of corporate materials generated another £1000 every half year. Classes included beginner to advanced level English, with modules such as grammar fundamentals, business English, colloquialisms and advanced discussion. Promoted to Head Foreign Teacher, taking on the additional tasks of training new teachers, overseeing their improvement, and assuring their students’ satisfaction. Worked at the front desk, welcomed students, answered the phone, and scheduled classes and meetings. Performed daily interviews of prospective students and Japanese staff, and counseled students in order to provide personalised course recommendations and conduct sales of lesson materials. Created several courses, including American Slang, Hospitality English for the 2020 Japan Olympic Games, Speed Reading and Book Club, and designed various textbook materials to be used in specialized courses.

2013

Journalism Intern

LA Weekly

Jan 2013 - May 2013
  • Worked alongside journalist Jeff Weiss, researching for and transcribing interviews of Los Angeles music artists. Resulting articles later published in LA Weekly Newspaper, LA Times Newspaper and Pitchfork Media online. Worked with very strict and immediate deadlines, my usual turnaround being just a few hours.

Education

2016

MA English: Issues in Modern Culture

University College London

Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
  • Modern English

2013

BA: English Literature

Chapman University

Jul 2009 - Apr 2013
  • English Literature