Kirsten Murray
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Kirsten Murray

Freelance Writer and Comics EditorAberdeen, United Kingdom
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Kirsten Murray

Freelance Writer and Comics EditorAberdeen, United Kingdom
About me
Hi, I'm Kirsten: writer and comics editor for hire, dedicated to making sure no story goes untold. Understanding the power of language, I offer versatile writing services ranging from interviews and opinion pieces to captivating copy for businesses. Friendly, devoted and reliable, I craft carefully tailored words which clients can be confident in. Whether the story is personal or for a large brand, I can adapt my voice to suitably engage and inform readers. I am experienced in writing for magazines, blogs, websites, press releases, digital publications and books, having recently completed the manuscript for my debut non-fiction work. With more than seven years' experience in comics editorial, I am committed to helping creators tap into the heart of their story. Collaborating closely every step of the way, I'm experienced in performing editorial assessments, editing scripts and artwork, reviewing pitches, and seeing comic production through from conception to completion. Having worked on established licensed brands and independent, creator-owned projects, I am available for all of your editorial needs. Currently based in Aberdeen, Scotland, I enjoy roller derby, horror films, and live/loud music when I'm not working on projects. In quieter moments, I'm teaching myself British Sign Language and trying my hand at writing a novel.
Projects
  • Dundee Design Festival 2021
    Dundee Design Festival 2021Pitched, developed and created written content for the festival's Digital Design House, focusing on the link between design and social history. https://dundeedesignhouse.com/ Topics included: Dundee's Swimming Pools, the Adhesive Stamp, Rinkomania, and Pneumatic Tubes.
  • Planet Divoc-91
    Planet Divoc-91An ambitious multimedia project backed by some of the UK's most prestigious scientific organisations which aims to empower young adults from across the globe to share their views on the coronavirus pandemic. Available on Webtoon.
  • Fortnite Official: How to Draw 2
    Fortnite Official: How to Draw 2Officially licensed by Epic Games, this book contains detailed step-by-step guides for drawing some of the most popular outfits, weapons and back bling from the Legendary Series.
Work history
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    Heritage Brands EditorDC Thomson
     - Dundee, United KingdomFull Time
    Promoted to editor of heritage brands after one year, where I became responsible for overseeing popular franchises, including Britain's longest running war comic, Commando, which became more profitable under my editorship. I was required to lead, motivate, and manage the heritage brands team while also regularly communicating with creators and clients to discuss projects and ensure deadlines were met. I was also responsible for growing the heritage brands' social media channels to expand our readership.
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    Commissioning EditorDC Thomson
     - Dundee, United KingdomFull Time
    Sole responsibility for beloved brands in British comics, including The Broons and Oor Wullie. I established professional bonds with freelancers and was responsible for communicating with contributors to ensure strips were completed on time. As well as overseeing the weekly publication process, I also helped research and develop brand ideas outside of the newspaper strip format. I regularly attended school visits and comic workshops on behalf of the company.
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Skills
  • Creative Editing
  • Article Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Proofreading
  • Author
  • Team Management
  • Scheduling
  • Transcription
  • Research
Education
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    MLitt Comics StudiesUniversity of Dundee
     - Dundee, United Kingdom
    One year postgraduate course exploring comics culture and creation from around the globe.
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    English Literature and HistoryUniversity of Glasgow
     - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    MA Joint Honours from the University of Glasgow, with third year of study spent at SUNY Albany, New York.