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rachel stroud

Writer, editor and trainer

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About me

Grammar geek with a runaway imagination seeks clients with stories to tell. I'm available for: * Copy writing * Subbing, editing and proofreading * Layout and page production * Training (business writing, tone of voice, tailor-made comms training) * Content and feature writing If you have a project you think I could help with, let's chat! If you'd like to see some work I've done... for brands like BBC The Space, the Roundhouse and vInspired, please check out my site -


  • Digital Media
  • Marketing PR
  • Theatre
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Blogs
  • Blogging
  • Design
  • Creative
  • Features
  • Web Content
  • Communications
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history


Writer, Editor and Trainer


Mar 2016
  • I’m available for writing, editing and communications training projects. I can do layout, too.


Production Editor & Planning

Haymarket Media

Mar 2016 - Jun 2016
  • I do the copy editing and page layout for Planning’s fortnightly print magazine and its weekly mobile edition.


Programme Manager & Do Something UK


Nov 2013 - Mar 2016
  • I ran an online campaigning programme for 14 to 25 year-olds. This involved: * Designing and developing campaigns * Writing, editing and commissioning content * Designing and leading workshops with young people and partner charities * Developing partnerships and programme strategy PROUDEST MOMENT: Designing and running the Swing the Vote campaign. I worked with ten Youtubers to get more young people voting at the 2015 General Election. Afterwards, a quarter of 18-25s remembered the campaign, and 46 per cent of them said it had changed the way they thought about politics. It also won The Drum's 2015 Charity Campaign of the Year award.


Marketing Manager & Youth Programme


Nov 2010 - Nov 2013
  • I managed all the marketing activity for the Roundhouse’s work with young people. This involved: * Writing, editing and commissioning (web copy, blogs, videos) * Editing, designing and and managing the production of brochures and leaflets * Designing and leading communications training * Managing branding and PR projects PROUDEST MOMENT: Founding the Roundhouse Street Team - a training course that gives young artists the chance to take on a Roundhouse communications brief and learn marketing skills along the way. I designed and ran the programme for the first three groups, which set up a festival blog, staged a series of PR stunts, and designed a ticket scheme for under-25s.


Press & Marketing Officer

Unicorn Theatre

Jan 2009 - Nov 2010
  • I ran press campaigns and created content for social media, email newsletters and the theatre’s website.


Sub Editor & Marketing

Haymarket Media

Jan 2008 - Jan 2009
  • I worked on copy editing and page layout for this weekly business magazine.


Press & Publicity Officer

Nuffield Theatre

Aug 2006 - Sep 2007
  • I ran press campaigns, created online content, managed social media channels and designed fliers and posters.


News & Feature Writer

RSK Group

Jun 2006 - Jan 2008
  • I wrote news and feature articles for business publications such as HSE Focus.



Graphic Design For Beginners

Central Saint Martins

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
  • I’ve always been interested in how design helps us tell stories, so this spring I decided to take CSM’s Graphic Design For Beginners course. The best bit? The Illustration class. Haven't stopped doodling since.


Graduate Certificate in Periodical Journalism

London College of Communication

Aug 2007 - Jan 2008
  • I got my first taste of journalism working on my uni paper, The Warwick Boar. The bug bit me so badly that a year later I decided to do this four-month training course. I still use what I learned every day.


BA(Hons) English and Theatre Studies (first Class

University of Warwick

Sep 2003 - Jun 2006
  • You won’t be surprised to hear that this storyteller has always loved books and being on stage. So I set off for Shakespeare Country to study English and Theatre Studies. Three years later, I was amazed and chuffed to hear that I’d got a First.



Charity Campaign/Strategy of the Year - The Drum Network

The Drum

  • Designing and running the Swing the Vote campaign for youth charity vInspired is one of my proudest moments. I recruited and worked with ten Youtubers to create a video series to get more young people voting at the 2015 General Election. Afterwards, a quarter of 18-25s remembered the campaign, and 46 per cent of them said it had changed the way they thought about politics. As well as winning this award, the campaign was highly commended in The Drum's content marketing award category.