Lena Blacker
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Lena Blacker

Freelance Copywriter, Creative Director and EditorLondon, United Kingdom
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Lena Blacker

Freelance Copywriter, Creative Director and EditorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Freelance Copywriter and Co-founder, Creative Director and Editor at The Release Magazine. Independent publisher of The Release online and print magazine, producing our debut print issue during lockdown on the theme of storytelling; giving a voice and providing a safe place for women and non binary people to release their thoughts and experiences. Currently providing freelance copywriting in B2B and B2C for a wide variety of blogs, articles, websites and social media, including companies such as Tapi Carpets and Qudico. Demonstrating a range in writing ability from articles on health and fitness to podcast copy on building a business. I also design, schedule and write copy for social media posts including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. 2020 Graduate from the University of Leeds with a First in English Literature, having completed a year abroad study in Montpellier, France. I am interested in the arts and am seeking opportunities within publishing, editing or anything that enables me to harness my creative skill set. I am fluent in German and have a high level of French speaking and comprehension.
Projects
  • Published Photography in The Guardian Weekend
    Published Photography in The Guardian WeekendPublished photography in The Guardian Weekend Magazine under the theme 'Pink'.
  • The Release Print Issue
    The Release Print IssueI've just launched the first print issue for The Release Magazine (March 2021). Organising and collating original stories, articles, artwork, photography and poetry from the creative collective of women and non-binary people at The Release. Encompassing 80 pages of full-colour unique art and personal pieces under the theme of storytelling. I'm self-taught in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, and have been using these skills to design the layout of our print edition. Calculating production costs, c
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    CopywriterNicola Withers Editorial
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    Co-founder, Creative Director and EditorThe Release
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Inclusive online magazine for women and non-binary people. Self-taught in CMS to create and design the entire website. Also edit and curate the magazine, write articles on politics, the environment, and the arts. Responsible for organising events such as discussion panels and film screenings. Market and manage all social media channels daily.
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Skills
  • Communication
  • Organisation
  • Editorial Direction
  • Article Writing
  • Journalism
  • Content and Media Writing
Education
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    University of Leeds logo
    English LiteratureUniversity of Leeds
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    University of Leeds logo
    University of Leeds logo
    English Literature BAUniversity of Leeds
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
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