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Shams Al-Shakarchi

Copy EditorLondon, United Kingdom
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Shams Al-Shakarchi

Copy EditorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a versatile writer and digital all-rounder with ten years' experience spanning news and culture and corporate communications. I'm passionate about crafting smart, empathic content.
Work history
    EditorAB Comms
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Edited monthly digital publication 'Upfront' for Transport for London Copywriting for Royal Mail, Network Rail, Kilburn & Strode, flexing style and tone for each brand Pitched and helped produce videos, infographics, data visualisations and custom-made GIFs for clients Produced marketing materials: blogs, podcast notes, social copy
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    News EditorThe New Arab (Al-Araby Al-Jadeed)
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Ran the newsdesk for a leading Middle East news website Edited reporters’ copy, packaged articles with SEO headlines and multimedia elements. Commissioned international writers and analysts Wrote regular original features on post-war Iraq, women’s rights, Arab cinema and art
Skills
  • Newswriting
  • SEO Copywriting
  • Digital Content
  • Sub-editing
  • Proofreading
  • Interviewing
  • Social Media
  • UX Copy
  • Editorial Production
  • Copyediting
Education
    JournalismUniversity of Portsmouth
     - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    + NCTJ Journalism: public affairs, newswriting, court reporting, media law and ethics, shorthand, media analysis
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    NQJ Esso AwardNational Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
    NQJ Esso Award for newswriting exam, April 2014