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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationBracknell, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsSocial Media Manager - Copywriter - Editor

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About me

I’ve been a self-supporting freelance editor, translator, and social media manager since 2007. Now I’m looking to settle down in a company environment. In my decade as a freelancer, I have always ensured that my content is of the highest standard. As someone who has often combined self-motivated work with study, I’m very used to managing multiple tasks simultaneously, and working to tight deadlines. I adapt quickly to new people and environments, and I am excellent at identifying what needs doing where, and who I should contact to make it happen. Above all, it’s important to me that my colleagues feel valued and supported. Success requires community.

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Skills

  • Editing
  • Social Media
  • Translation
  • Copywriting
  • Copy Proofing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Content Management
  • CMS
  • Event Organisation
  • Team Managament

Work history

Currently

Editor, Genealogy of the Posthuman

Critical Posthumanism Network

Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • The Critical Posthumanism Network’s Genealogy of the Posthuman project (criticalposthumanism.net/genealogy) is a growing peer-reviewed, online and multi-authored resource that traces the prefigurations, currency and evolving potential of contemporary thought on the posthuman. I am part of the editorial team, and manage the Genealogy’s web content and social media outlets.

Currently

Translator, editor, and copywriter

Home Office

Jul 2007
  • Binfield, UK
  • Freelance
  • I have supported myself as a freelance translator (Dutch-English), copywriter, editor, and proofreader since 2007. My long-term clients have included the University of Amsterdam (academic editing and proofreading), the Trans-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists (translation, copywriting, and proofreading—for online content, the UK magazine tedNEWS, and the Dutch magazine Advent; bit.ly/2wAiwYf), the literary magazine Versal (proofreading; versaljournal.org), and the Critical Posthumanism Network (editing and proofreading). Sample portfolio available on request.

2017

Conference Organiser and Communications Officer

British Association for Victorian Studies

May 2016 - Jan 2017
  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • While at Cardiff University, I co-organised a major international conference of Victorian scholars (bavs.ac.uk). As part of this project, I managed (and set up) the conference website (bavs2016.co.uk), social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter), and all official e-mail communications. I also wrote and edited most of the content for these platforms.

2016

Organiser and Social Media Officer

Fantasies of Contemporary Culture conference

Mar 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • As a popular culture scholar I organised an international conference of academics and professionals working on science fiction, fantasy, and horror. I created the conference website and content (culturalfantasies.wordpress.com), ran the Facebook and Twitter accounts, and was in charge of all e-mail communications.

2014

Central Editor and Social Media Manager

Poetry International Foundation

Jan 2011 - Jan 2014
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Freelance
  • As the former Central Editor of Poetry International's website and online magazine (3 days a week; poetryinternational.org), I was responsible for sourcing and editing a multilingual collection of poems, English translations, audio and video recordings, biographies, articles, and reviews, updated bi-weekly. In this function I coordinated a team of international contributors, including the Poetry Society in London (poetrysociety.org.uk) and the Poetry Foundation in Chicago (poetryfoundation.org). This content needed careful editing for grammar, clarity, and compliance with house style. PI is a small not-for-profit, meaning I was often needed in other roles as well. I sent out a regular newsletter and managed the organisation’s social media outlets (Facebook and Twitter). I also sourced and wrote original content for the website. During my stint as Central Editor the site’s monthly readership doubled, from 10,000 to 20,000, and our social media engagement saw comparable growth.

Education

Currently

PHD in English Literature

Cardiff University

Oct 2014
  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • My PhD (fully funded by Cardiff University's College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) looks at the way contemporary, commercial remix artists appropriate literature, fine art, and heritage culture. During the course of this project I wrote on many topics, from literary monster mashup and GIF art to Star Wars and popular feminism. My pursuit of this degree has also included the organisation of conferences, workshops, research trips, film screenings, and other academic and public engagement activities. I'll be defending my completed thesis, 'Frankenfiction: Monstrous Adaptations and Gothic Histories in Twenty-First-Century Remix Culture', in November.

2013

MA (cum laude)

University of Amsterdam

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • The 'English language and culture' Master's programme at the University of Amsterdam covers precisely what its name implies. It's an interdisciplinary degree covering linguistics, literature, film, television, fine art, and popular culture, with a focus on English-language texts. For my specialisation I focused on popular culture, studying the effects of globalisation, colonialism, and capitalism on English- language media. My MA thesis looked at the way children are depicted as both not- quite-human and superhuman in popular culture.

2013

MA (research, cum laude)

University of Amsterdam

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Designed to prepare students for a job in the cultural sector or PhD research, the University of Amsterdam's rMA in 'Literary studies' offers a broad overview of literary and narratological theory, combined with a more focused, in-depth study of particular genres and time periods. For this degree I specialised in nineteenth and twentieth- century fiction, and my MA thesis was on neo-Victorian fiction.