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Michael Hocking

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Journalist - Sound & Audio Professional

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About me

I am a hard-working and dedicated graduate of English Language and Literature (First Class) from King’s College London and an award-winning writer, editor and interviewer who has variously worked in print, digital and broadcast media since 2013. My unique experience includes work for BBC Radio 3 & 4 (Readings department), Roar News (King’s College London’s award-winning student newspaper) and Mid-Cheshire Radio. I care deeply about the written and spoken word, I love to meet new people and face new challenges.

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Skills

  • Critic
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Blogs
  • Blogging
  • Poetry
  • Creative
  • Features
  • Proofreading
  • Music Journalism
  • Fiction Writing
  • Sound Recording
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Sound Recording and Mixing
  • Sound Editor Skills

Work history

2017

Intern

BBC Radio 3 & 4 (Readings department)

Aug 2016 - Sep 2017
  • Marylebone, London W1A 1AA, UK
  • Internship
  • In 2016 I was awarded an internship in BBC Radio 3 & 4’s Readings department – such internships are awarded to less than three percent of over one hundred thousand applicants every year. During my time there I worked at every level of the book-to-radio process, and thereby developed skills in this area of the highest professional standard, applicable to any position in publishing. My role involved a wide range of tasks, which included liaising with publishers, proof-reading and reviewing books for broadcast, writing newsletters, editing scripts, researching texts and authors and everyday tasks such as sorting post and organising schedules. I was even rewarded with a role as a foley artist in the recording of a BBC Radio 4 drama.

Education

2017

English Language and Literature BA (First Class)

King's College London

Sep 2012 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • I was awarded a First Class degree in English Language and Literature from King's College London.

Awards

2011

The Portico Prize for Young Writers

The Portico Library

  • The Portico Prize is a prestigious literary award given to writers by The Portico Library in Manchester. Every year, in addition to the main prize, The Portico Library also give an award to young writers of prose, poetry and journalism. I was awarded the prize in 2011 for Poetry.