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Oliver Dimsdale

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Work history


Assistant Editor

Chambers Partners

Apr 2011
  • -Copy-edited guide editorial and checked it for factual accuracy and confidential information. -Wrote engaging, high-impact copy for print and online, summarising the strengths of each practice area team and notable work undertaken during the research period. Chapters often needed to be turned around at extremely short notice in order to keep within deadlines. -Conducted in-depth market research interviews with leading business lawyers across a variety of jurisdictions, as well as their key corporate clients. -Employed qualitative and quantitative research methods to piece together a detailed picture of the legal market in each jurisdiction and practice area. -Undertook detailed analyses of market trends in each country and continent-wide, translating these into readily comprehensible summaries. -Assisted with co-ordinating the flow of editorial content between researchers, proofers and the production team, ensuring print deadlines were met. -Contributed to training of new starters through mock interviews and editorial feedback sessions. -Developed and maintained key external relationships with law firm marking personnel.



The Red Wheelbarrow

Sep 2009 - Nov 2010
  • I edited the School of English's quarterly poetry review at the University of St Andrews, taking responsibility for a marketing campaign that resulted in a 50% increase in subscriptions. I also oversaw all aspects of commissioning and selecting new work, and the full lifecycle of the production process.



Honduras This Week

May 2009 - Jul 2009


Payments & Correspondence Officer

UK Ministry of Justice

Aug 2008 - Apr 2009
  • Analysed, checked and processed requests for payment out of Court of Protection, Pre-Majority and Chancery accounts. I also took responsibility for answering any correspondence relating to these accounts.


Editorial Assistant

The London Magazine

Mar 2008 - Jul 2008




University of St Andrews

Aug 2009 - Nov 2010
  • Creative Writing



University of Warwick

Aug 2006 - Aug 2007
  • English Literature


English Theatre Studies

University of Warwick

Aug 2003 - Jun 2006
  • English & Theatre Studies