Laura Bryars

Editorial Assistant

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsProject Manager - Content Curator - Copy Editor
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About me

MA Publishing and BA Fine Art Media graduate with project management experience running an award-winning initiative. I am well versed in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, communications management and event planning.

Skills

  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Project Management
  • Publishing
  • Events
  • Marketing
  • Coordinating
  • Editing Copy
  • Editing Proofreading
  • Project Co-ordination

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    • Publishing
  • K

    Kingston University

    • O

      Olivers Wholefoods

      • I

        Interrobang Editorial

        Work history

        Currently

        Sep 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time

        Currently

        Proofreader and copy editor

        Interrobang Editorial

        Dec 2012
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Working directly with authors, small publishers and other content providers on a wide range of materials such as dissertations, websites and manuscripts.

        2017

        Project Manager

        Kingston University

        Dec 2015 - Dec 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Wide and varied responsibilities managing The KU Big Read covering communications, event planning and management, algorithm creation, budget management, purchasing, research, administrative duties, marketing, design and much more.

        2015

        Editorial Assistant

        Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

        Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • A month long placement which resulted in being asked back for further time as temporary cover. I undertook a broad range of tasks including: producing AIs and cover copy; working with Nielsen Bookscan and Biblio3; communicating directly with editors, authors and other departments; organising meetings; arranging London Book Fair schedules and much more.

        2013

        Supervisor and Communications

        Olivers Wholefoods

        Feb 2011 - Feb 2013
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Retail Supervisor of a small retail team with responsibility of stock ordering, being key-holder, and customer service whilst also managing the stores social media accounts and producing regular newsletters to our customers and followers.

        Education

        2015

        MA Publishing

        Kingston University

        Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
        • Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
        • A postgraduate degree with a focus on all aspects of book publishing. During this time I produced a final thesis on the future of bookselling, completed a professional diploma in social media marketing, undertook a month-long work placement with Bloomsbury Publishing and co-found a now internationally acclaimed shared-reading programme called The KU Big Read whilst gaining skills in marketing, design, editorial and wider research.

        2012

        Diploma in Proofreading and Copy editing

        College of Media and Publishing

        Apr 2012 - Dec 2012
        • London, United Kingdom
        • A fully accredited course in proofreading and copy editing which taught everything from the use of BSI marks to working on specialist content and business management.

        2010

        BA Photography and Media Arts

        University for the Creative Arts

        Sep 2007 - Sep 2010
        • Maidstone, United Kingdom
        • A three year degree in photography with electives in book making, website design and business management. During this time I also completed a dissertation with a focus on the anthropological nature of photography.

        Awards

        2017

        Times Higher Education Award

        Kingston University

        • A nationally acclaimed award won for the work of The KU Big Read.