Kitty Lai

Writer, proof reader

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Skills

 

  • Confidant Communicator and Teamworker
  • Creative Writing Skills
  • Content Copywriting Digital Blogging Creative
  • Excellent English Language Skills
  • Chinese Culture
  • Chinese Lanaguage
  • Excellent Writing and Grammar Skills
  • Detail Orientated
  • 12. Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Indesign Photoshop

Work history

2016

Editorial Assistant

Shanghaiist

Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Shanghai, China
  • Internship
  • Independently researched news articles in English and Chinese Translated and rewrote informative, concise articles with creative flair Wrote sensitively and accurately on a range of topics including business, politics, environment, LGBT issues, religion, technology and breaking news Used CMS, picture editing software and HTML to create layout and insert appropriate SEO to maintain high readership

2015

Proofreader

Upwork

Sep 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Reading, UK
  • Freelance
  • Proof read exams, advertisements, executive summaries and academic essays from international clients. Creatively copy wrote introductions for online design company Fontswork Design. Edited and created website content for a Singaporean tutoring school with special attention taken to create a lengthy info graphic detailing good exam practice which was sent to students and parents. Drafted and wrote official letters of recommendation for an employer recommending an ex-pupil to a new school. Actively researched and rewrote relevant content for an informal help piece for parents wanting to improve their children’s learning experience

2010

Other Profession

Wok Inn Take Away

Jun 2009 - Jun 2010
  • Newport, UK
  • Freelance
  • Took charge of cooking, packaging and serving food Handled cash, calculated phone orders and wrote receipts for customers Ensured work space was clean and presentable Dealt kindly but firmly with disruptive customers Ensured customers received their orders in reasonable time

Education

2016

Chinese

East Chinese Normal University

Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Shanghai, China
  • East China Normal University (2015 – 2016) Intensive Language Program (Non-degree) Key Skills: Able to stay calm under pressure while navigating a new environment and language Cultural awareness with a respectful and appropriate approach toward foreign customs Detail oriented, able to process very large amounts of visual data from Chinese language studies Improved Chinese language abilities (Intermediate)

2015

English

University of Reading

Oct 2012 - Jul 2015
  • Reading, UK
  • (2:1) BA English Literature with Study Abroad Key Skills: Analytical and critical thinking, with an excellent command of grammar, spelling, punctuation and style Detail oriented, able to work quickly and efficiently while under tight deadline Improved use of Microsoft Office and excellent verbal and written skills in both British and American English, developed through oral presentation and coursework

2012

A Level, AS Level

St Joseph R.C. High School

Sep 2007 - Jul 2012
  • Newport, UK
  • AS/A Level Examination results (2012) (Joint) English Language and Literature A* Art and Design B Mathematics C GCSE Examination results (2010) Achieved 11 GCSE grades, with 8 out of 11 being A or A* grades, core subjects including: (Joint) English Language/Literature A*,A Science (Additional/Core) B, A Mathematics A