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About me

A creative and ambitious NCTJ-qualified print journalist with 100 words per minute shorthand and a degree from Nottingham Trent University – this year named the best journalism centre in the country. I am equipped with a fast-learning, hard-working attitude and a transferable reporter's skills set which is kept sharp through interviewing, blogging, editing and promoting.


  • Marketing PR
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Editorial
  • Research
  • SEO
  • Production
  • Quarkxpress
  • Interviewing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Writing
  • Media Law
  • Teeline Shorthand
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Opinion Pieces

Work history


Conference Staff

The University of Warwick

Sep 2013
  • • Managing and leading small teams to deliver an efficient and enjoyable conference service. • Liaising internally with staff and contributing ideas for improving workplace standards.


Marketing Intern

The Myton Hospice

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
  • • Researching and writing newsletters and press releases before sending them to publishers. • Vetting all work for mistakes and promoting copy on the internet with an awareness of SEO.


Reporting Intern

The Nottingham Post

Jun 2012 - Jun 2012
  • • Sourcing, interviewing and writing articles to deadlines including a double page feature. • Conveying precise information within strict space limits and reacting to cover breaking news.


Sales Assistant


Mar 2008 - Aug 2010
  • • Interpreting sales data and relaying it to customers in a way which can be easily understood. • Keeping up to date with new initiatives and multitasking to endorse them.



BA(Hons) Print Journalism

Nottingham Trent University

Aug 2010 - Jun 2013
  • Undergraduate Degree


English Language and Literature, Psychology, Physical Education and World Development

The West Coventry Sixth Form

Aug 2008 - Jun 2010
  • A-Levels


12 Grade A* Including English Language and Literature, Maths, Science and IT

The Woodlands School and Sports College

Aug 2003 - Jun 2008
  • GCSEs