Nicci Talbot
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Nicci Talbot

Founder, Firebird Media, journalist, copywriter, UX writerBrighton, United Kingdom
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Nicci Talbot

Founder, Firebird Media, journalist, copywriter, UX writerBrighton, United Kingdom
About me
Hi, I’m Nicci – a writer and journalist. I got my first job in journalism in 1999 – writing for Travel Maps Australia while WWOOFing my way around the country, living and learning on sustainable properties. My first taste of the digital nomad lifestyle. Back in the UK, I won a scholarship to study magazine journalism and spent the next few years working across lifestyle media (Emap, BBC, Bauer, IPC Media, Saatchi & Saatchi, Weber Shandwick) before starting up my own online magazine called Rude. My work has been published in The Huffington Post, The Sun, Daily Star, Here’s Health, Wellbeing Magazine, Country Walking, Eve, Expedia, This Morning, High50, Scarlet, Sussex Life & many B2B titles. I’ve also written several books. I now do commercial work for creative agencies, startups, trade unions and non-profits. I’m deep-diving into the wonderful world of UX + content design. I write The Shift, a newsletter on the future of work, tech, travel + innovation. It’s a curation of interesting things I’ve read online, reviews & recommendations, and a monthly interview series with remote workers. I want to see more diversity in media & advertising, so I’m on the committee for the NUJ London Freelance Branch and Freelance Industrial Council, campaigning for better pay & conditions for freelancers, & organising workshops and events. I’m a loud & proud union member. I love helping people explore their creativity and develop their business skills. I’m a mentor, media trainer, and Support a Sister via Women for Women International and AllBright’s Digital Sisterhood. Driving change for women in business. Ask me anything – nicci@niccitalbot.com. Expertise: B2B/B2C content creation, content design, UX writing, user experience writing, copywriting, journalism, tone of voice, editing, proofreading, managing + growing client accounts, media relations, digital marketing, campaigns, internal comms, community + relationship building, SaaS, Google Analytics and data reports, media coaching, mentoring, distributed work, travel. Sectors: Journalism, media, healthcare, tech, travel, business, retail, property, lifestyle, remote working, freelancing, future of work, creative economy, public sector. Networks: Hoxby, RSA, AllBright, NUJ, ProCopywriters, UX Writers' Collective, Content Strategy Club, Content Design London, The Copywriter Club, Wired Sussex, Women For Women charity.
Projects
  • Expedia
    ExpediaTravel and city guides for Expedia.com. A copywriting project in collaboration with Write Arm digital agency in Brighton. I wrote guides for Wales and Ireland.
  • The Shift
    The ShiftI write The Shift, a newsletter on the future of work, creativity + innovation. Monthly interview series with remote workers worldwide. More info and collaboration opportunities at https://niccitalbot.substack.com.
  • How Digital Marketing Has Changed During Lockdown - Stats For Your Strategy
    How Digital Marketing Has Changed During Lockdown - Stats For Your StrategyBlog post on marketing trends during lockdown in 2020 - some stats for your strategy.
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Work history
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    Healthcare WriterNestle
    United KingdomFull Time
    Wrote a children's book for Nestle, 0-5 years. Working title: The Science of Growing Up Happy. The book is out in 2020.
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    Freelance journalistNUJ
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Social media officer - London Freelance Branch. Freelance Industrial Council member. Content & comms, campaigns for the NUJ work on #ForgottenFreelances. More info at www.londonfreelance.org.
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Skills
  • Journalism
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Social Media Management
  • Marketing
  • Content
  • Events
  • Writing
  • UX Copy
  • UX
Education
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    BA (Hons) English LiteratureAnglia Ruskin University
     - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    BA Hons English Literature NCTJ Periodical Journalism Diploma Emap/PMA Magazine Journalism scholarship
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    Peter Bolt Magazine Journalism ScholarshipPMA
    Magazine journalism scholarship with Emap/PMA