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Katherine McLaughlin

Freelance Film and Entertainment Journalist

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  • Publishing
  • Critic
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Film TV
  • Popular Culture
  • Office Administration
  • Freelance Writing
  • Feature Article Writing
  • Market Reseach
  • Online Social Media
  • Web Content Writing
  • Word and Powerpoint

Work history


Freelance Film & Entertainment Journalist

Freelance Writer

Apr 2011
  • Over the past 4 years I have worked as a freelance writer for numerous publications including Little White Lies, Huck, Total Film, MovieScope, The List, Candid, SciFiNow, View London and Real Crime Magazine. I also took on the film editor position for one year at The Arts Desk in 2014. I started out writing for sci-fi, horror and fantasy magazine Starburst on its return back in 2011 and have since branched out to cover all genres of film with a focus on film festivals and documentaries – including being a judge on the AWFJ (Alliance of Women Film Journalists) jury at Sheffield Doc Fest. To date I've covered Cannes, London Film Festival, Sundance London, Berlinale, Frightfest, SXSW, TIFF and DIFF.




Jan 2010 - Mar 2011
  • Web content editing Updating and writing articles for the website Market Research Database administration Organising meetings


PA & Editorial Assitant

Little Brown, Abacus and Virago

Sep 2007 - Sep 2009
  • Diary Management Travel arrangement Liaison with agents/authors/scouts Organisation and attendance of author events such as book signings and publication dinners Creation of PowerPoint presentations of Sales & Marketing material for authors and agents Writing rejection letters Solicited manuscript reading from agents & reader reports Minute taking and attendance of literary editorial meeting Catalogue copy entries Proofreading Negotiating special sales with agents Updating AIs, publishing schedules and using Vista and Nielsen Bookscan Organisation of London and Frankfurt book fair schedules for department Brainstorming editorial ideas, marketing campaigns and online presence General administration work Editorial and contract work across the list including authors such as Sarah Waters, Alexander McCall Smith, Armando Iannucci, David Sedaris, Tim Harford and Nami Mun. A member of the Diversity Committee Founder of a bookgroup for a homeless shelter