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Skills

  • Academic Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Editing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Wordpress
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Administraion

Work history

Currently

Writer

MuggleNet

Nov 2015
  • Freelance
  • • Involves writing minimum 2 articles (e.g. film, movie and blog posts) a month using Wordpress. • Coming up with original ideas to write about. • Writing features and creative articles to a deadline and submitting them to an editor before publication. • Sourcing relevant gifs and images for the articles. • Proud to be part of an online publication, which has a readership of hundreds of thousands of readers.

2016

Teacher

Typhoon Club

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Hong Kong
  • Internship
  • • Involved taking care of approximately six children (five-seven years in age) making sure that their safety and other personal needs were met. • Assisted the children during their trip activities. • Demonstrated a high level of patience when dealing with hard situations in spaces such as tantrums and refusals to co-operate and listen.

2016

Assistant Project Manager

University of York

Apr 2016 - Jun 2016
  • York, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Involved writing and performing stories based on pieces of art from the gallery to families. • Experience with listening to the client’s requirements and doing our best to meet them. • Involved planning and budgeting for various props. • Arranged and supervised activities for the audience relating to our stories. • Experience planning and delivering a pitch about our project in a ‘Dragons Den’ format to a panel of professionals. • Creating and distributing flyers to promote our event.

2016

Editorial Assistant

Legend Press

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • • Looked over submissions to ensure they met the firm’s requirements and standard, and sending out rejections when they didn’t. • Wrote reader reports for manuscripts. • Researched relevant marketing and publishing events. • Proofread documents. • Helped with other administrative work.

2014

Editorial Assistant

Kids Dailies

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Hong Kong
  • Internship
  • • Researched and wrote articles for 5 and 7-year-olds. • Helped with other administrative responsibilities including work with spreadsheets and their comic databases.

Education

Currently

BA

University of York

Oct 2014
  • York, United Kingdom
  • • My course involves working to a deadline, independent research, proofreading, forming an argument and supporting it with relevant sources. • Developed a high level of communication skills including written and spoken English and able to present ideas and arguments in both essays and presentations.