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Kirtey Verma

Freelance Journalist

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About me

Award-winning freelance journalist. A fast and accurate writer as well as a thorough sub-editor and proofreader. Passionate about making magazines. Highly driven and ambitious self-starter; extremely good with deadlines and familiar with InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere Pro. I aspire to a career in which I can build strong relationships, deliver creative ideas and produce excellent written material.

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Journalism
  • Spanish
  • Literature
  • Creative Writing/blogging
  • Art Fashion

Work history

Currently

Sub-editor

You Magazine

Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • – Proofreading, sub-editing and fact-checking copy for beauty, fashion, health, lifestyle and crossword pages. – Liaising with various departments to discuss layout, picture and content issues. – Communicating with writers and PRs to fact-check copy. – Noting and dealing with legal concerns. – Preparing and uploading content from the magazine to Mail Online using CMS. Daily use of InDesign and CMS.

2017

Editorial Assistant

AnOther Magazine

Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • – Researching interviewees and brands for publication – Preparing cuts – Transcribing and fact-checking interviews – Attending editorial meetings – Sourcing high-resolution images by contacting press for images – Picture research.

2016

Editorial Assistant

The Sunday Times

Dec 2016 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • - Researching interviewees and preparing cuts; - Finding case studies on Twitter and Facebook; - Transcribing interviews; - Telephoning PR companies to research products for articles; - Attending editorial meetings to discuss ideas for print; - Preparing a ‘millennial’ quiz for the Sunday Times Magazine.

2016

Content Writer

Ultra Vie

Apr 2016 - Sep 2016
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Writing features for the blog about art and the art world; - Working to deadlines; - Sourcing images and information; - Liaising with PR teams; - Generating social media; - Copywriting, editing and proofreading.

Education

2017

MA Journalism

Goldsmiths College

Oct 2016 - Dec 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Modules included: News Writing; Features Writing; Print Production; Asking The Right Questions; Power, Politics and Public Affairs; Digital Methods; Journalism in Context.

2015

BA English Literature

Cardiff University

Oct 2012 - Jul 2015
  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Activities and societies: Gair Rhydd and Quench (the student newspaper and magazine), English Literature Society, Cardiff University Fashion and Beauty Society

Awards

2017

BBC Worldwide Best Magazine Brand

BBC Worldwide

  • A group project that started life at Goldsmiths College, GIRL FIEND magazine celebrates women in music and aims to inspire the next generation of artists. It won BBC Worldwide Best Magazine Brand 2017. The judge's comments: 'A spirited, ballsy and bold magazine. The use of photography is distinctive and slick, the design displays a remarkable level of sophistication and nuance, and the use of fonts demonstrates a clear understanding of hierarchy and navigation. The tone is bang on - sharp, funny and provocative.'