Leila Hills


  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsJournalist - Writer - Musician


  • Songwriter
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Word
  • Translation (from Italian INTO English
  • Microsoft Excel Office Outlook
  • Translation Editing
  • Translation
  • Touch Type
  • Soprano
  • French
  • Journalism Copywriting Skills
  • Creative Writing/blogging
  • Italian Advanced
  • Saxophonist

Work history


Translator & Columnist


Jan 2015
  • Part of a small team of 30 bloggers based in Paris, which also organises numerous events in the capital. This was the winner of the 'Best Music Blog' category at the Golden Blog Awards 2015. Around 10 of us work on the translation of the original French articles into English. We now have a 20% English readership and over 10,000 followers. The Facebook page has over 13,000 likes and the site's writers have now written over 2000 articles.


Student Fundraiser


Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
  • In my previous role as Student Caller, my duties included: - Phoning UCL alumni to discuss their experience at the university and encourage them to donate in order to fund projects in their own department, research, or scholarships and bursaries. - Using persuasive language and techniques in order to get a donation. Also required interpersonal skills, politeness, and the ability to lead a conversation in a desired direction. - Detailed knowledge of the computer system SmartCall, and the ability to use it confidently whilst on the phone to alumni. - Processing highly sensitive bank information over the phone when dealing with donations with speed and confidence, and often having responsibility for large transactions. - Timekeeping skills needed in order to commit to at least two shifts per week.



French Italian

University College London

Aug 2012 - May 2016
  • I received a 2:1 in French & Italian in June 2016. My degree was divided into Language, Cultural, Historical and Literary studies I spent my third year (2014/15) abroad under the Erasmus Programme at Université Lumière Lyon II and Università Di Bologna, where I concentrated my studies on translation and literature. Whilst at UCL, I was an active member of the UCL Music, Musical Theatre and Jazz Societies, performing in leading roles at the Bloomsbury Theatre, Savoy Theatre and St Pancras Church.


Gcses A Levels

Purcell School of Music

Aug 2008 - Jun 2012
  • I attended Purcell School of Music with a full scholarship under the Music and Dance Scheme. I achieved 9 A*s at GCSE in Maths (2009), Music (2009), Biology, Physics, Chemistry, French, English Literature, English Language and History (2010). At A Level I received As in French and Music, B in History, and an A in Maths at AS Level (2011). As a student, I was an active member of the music outreach group, Impulse, which ran music therapy workshops in elderly homes, schools and alongside charities such as Mencap, and as a result of my work, I received a Diana Award in 2011. In 2011 I also won't the opportunity to perform as a soloist and chamber musician at the Wigmore Hall, and in 2012, I performed solo with orchestra at an Investiture Ceremony at buckinham Palace for Prince Charles. In my final year, I was elected as Head Girl, a role which involved duties such as organising and budgeting school proms, representing the school at official functions, and providing extra support to pastoral and academic staff.


Key Stage 2 and 3

Yehudi Menuhin School

Aug 2004 - Jun 2008
  • I attended Yehudi Menuhin School with full scholarship under the Music and Dance Scheme.



Best Individual Performance

  • I was awarded 'Best Individual Performance' at the end of the Autumn 2013 season of Bloomsbury Theatre shows for my interpretation of Dolores in La Chiusa's 'The Wild Party'.