Lucy McGuire

Freelance journalist

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Lifestyle
  • Travel
  • Blogs
  • Online
  • Print
  • Human Interest
  • Social
  • Copyediting
  • Interviewing
  • Press Releases
  • Shorthand
  • Marketing Branding
  • CMS Platforms
  • Content Strategy Plan

Work history

Currently

Freelance Journalist

Freelance

Oct 2014
  • Freelance travel and lifestyle journalist offering a wide range of editorial skills to publications and clients. Experience includes newspaper and magazine articles, digital projects (iPad publications and blog editing/management), interviewing for people-focused features as well as a range of other editorial projects. My specialisms are food, travel and lifestyle editorial, which includes fitness and health as well as inspirational entrepreneur articles.

2014

Brand & Content Journalist

Virgin Holidays

Jul 2013 - Sep 2014
  • in-house journalist for Virgin Holidays marketing department. Key leader in company's marketing collateral, providing guidance and management of blogs, brochure content, iPad magazine production, customer communication and advertorials in national press. Key achievements include management & launch of company's first blog, Virgin Holidays Unleashed, and helping raise the profile of responsible travel through interviews with Branson Centre entrepreneurs. Role involved interviewing brand ambassador Ben Fogle to camera, producing his online articles and raising the profile of the company through online lifestyle editorial.

2013

Freelance Writer

Various

Jul 2010 - Jul 2013
  • Freelance journalist for Hearst UK (senior writer at Best magazine, Real People), Time Inc (Woman, Woman's Own), During this time I was also Out & About Editor for Belle About Town & contributed to London Confidential, Wanderlust, SOfeminine, That's Life, Reveal, Closer, News of the World & more...

2010

Journalist

Manchester Evening News

Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
  • News reporter for seven weekly news titles in the MEN news group. Included fire reporting, lead feature writer/editor, local news reporting, court listings/crime reporting, as well as bar/restaurant/hotel/travel reviews and beauty/lifestyle articles for daily newspaper.

Education

2008

NCTJ Newspaper Journalism

Liverpool Community College

Aug 2007 - Mar 2008
  • PGDIP Diploma

2006

Psychology

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Aug 2002 - May 2006
  • Bsc (Hons) Psychology

Awards

2009

02 Feature Writer of the Year

O2

  • While working as a reporter and features writer/editor for the Manchester Evening News Group I was awarded the 02 Feature Writer of the Year award.