Paul Stewart



About me

A versatile editor and accomplished creative writer, accustomed to print, film and online media, professional or lifestyle content and the small independent or large corporate sectors. Imaginative thinker committed to high quality content and nurturing effective networks with stakeholders, experts and a range of news sources at all levels and across cultures. Organised researcher dedicated to identifying and writing content, managing workflows and editorial calendars and project and website management. Collaborative team player adept at balancing the demands of pressurised environments and challenging deadlines through efficient prioritisation and multitasking..


  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Publishing
  • Visual Arts
  • Writing
  • Critic
  • Editing
  • Travel
  • Print
  • Creative
  • Editorial
  • Features
  • Proofreading
  • Web Content
  • Copy

Work history


Freelance Writer & Editor

Dash Magazine

Aug 2013
  • Key responsibilities at this independently owned fashion illustration and art title and winner of the prestigious Deutsche Bank Award include: copy-editing all print submissions; identifying content opportunities; providing house-style improvements and editorial strategy and guidance. Attending and reporting from fashion events in London, Antwerp, Zurich, Prague and Lodz; writing print and online travel articles following press-trips to Ireland, Portugal, Italy and the Greek Islands and investigative print features into the practice of established artists.


Freelance Writer

Pylot Magazine

Sep 2014 - Nov 2014
  • Brief commission for a new, all analogue fashion photography magazine. Contributed an article for their second issue, showcasing an original take on how the family relates to the commercial reality of fashion.


Freelance Copy Editor

Life In Progress Documentary Film

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Proofread all subtitles translated from Zulu and Sotho into German then English, while ensuring the consistency of grammar and meaning, for a full-length documentary selected for inclusion at Switzerland’s Visions du Réel International Festival of Cinema 2014 and premiering in Zurich and Basel in 2015. Edited all overlays, promotional material and trailer content.


Freelance Copy Editor

Private Client

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014
  • Two separate commissions editing a 70,000 word PhD thesis so it complied with scholarly conventions and consistency of terminology. Proofread complex technical language, ensured compliance with the Harvard system of referencing while rewriting numerous sections to conform to English standards and improving sentence and formatting structure, word choice, grammar and punctuation. Second role consisted of a data presentation overhaul of two chapters, to reflect examiner remarks about the reliability and consistency of statistical analysis research.


Freelance Copy Editor

Living Streets

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
  • A brief but intensive commission on behalf of a national charity in advance of an online content migration supporting regional walking initiatives. Key responsibilities included: editing and rewriting copy; turning round batches of content to brief with a particular focus on structure, clarity, accuracy, style and consistency of tone, grammar and brand message across all communications.


Freelance Writer

Urban Times

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
  • Short-term opportunity for an online start-up social content publishing platform. Key responsibilities included: consultancy advice developing an editorial pipeline and an internal framework document designed to respond to relevant cultural events then commission contributors accordingly; writing critical articles to brief and editing submissions prior to publication.




Mar 2008 - Nov 2011
  • Four years within editorial at a global corporate supplying research, analysis, publishing and risk solutions services for commercial clients. Key responsibilities included: managing and tracking complex data; website management; research project preparation; third party client work; being commissioned by the Current Awareness and News Analysis department as a contributor and editing very dense, lengthy and technical legislation.


Editorial Assistant

The European Lawyer Magazine

Aug 2006 - Dec 2007
  • One and a half years at an independent, monthly business magazine and website covering the European legal marketplace. Writing contents page; index compiling; writing topical news and deals items through maintaining and establishing relationships with news agencies, in-house law firm press departments and external PR agencies; comprehensive research projects involving gathering, collation and evaluation of data; copy-editing and proofreading; project management and collaboration with prominent commissioned authors and in-house journalists.



MA, Cultural and Critical Theory

Birkbeck, University of London

Aug 2013 - Aug 2015


    BA(Hons) , Cultural Studies

    University of East London

    Aug 2005 - Aug 2008
    • 2:1. Dissertation - First Class Honours