Simon Timblick

Freelance Writer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

Freelance writer on the loose and available for interesting creative collaborations. Currently doing a mix of magazine/website writing, and some roleplay acting for the NHS. Plus I am shooting a series of horror webisodes, The Hatchet Woods HORROR and aiming to release the series online later in 2020.

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Skills

  • TV
  • Lifestyle
  • Blogs
  • Online
  • Print
  • Creative
  • Human Interest
  • Entertainment
  • News
  • Media
  • Popular Culture
  • Social
  • Acting Performing
  • Children’s Media
  • Storytelling

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Hearst Magazines UK

    Hearst Magazines UK

    • Publishing
  • Viacom CBS Networks International

    Viacom CBS Networks International

    • Television
  • Time Inc UK

    Time Inc UK

    • Design
  • V

    Various (see description)

    Work history

    Currently

    Freelance Feature Writer

    Various (see description)

    Jul 2002
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books 2018). Freelance contributor to various kids/teenage, TV and lifestyle websites and magazines including: Metro (Associated Newspapers Ltd), Radio Times (Immediate Media Company Ltd), What's On TV, TVTimes (TI Media), Girl Talk, It's HOT! and Disney Girl (BBC Worldwide), , Toxic! (Egmont UK Ltd) and 7x7 San Francisco (McEvoy Group).

    2016

    Features Writer

    Time Inc UK

    Oct 2010 - Mar 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Responsible for the editorial coverage of the soaps EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Neighbours, Home and Away and Doctors for this TV listings magazine which sells almost 1 million copies per week. Work through good press/PR contacts to arrange studio set visits, cast interview opportunities and for advance TV production news. Providing additional editorial content for the magazine’s website including presenting on/off camera video interviews, news stories, photo galleries and red carpet reporting from The British Soap Awards.

    2002

    Jul 1998 - Jun 2002
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Worked with an Editor, design and technical team to provide online editorial content for this kids' channel, aimed at 8-16 year olds. Plus pre-school content for the NickJr website featuring favourite characters including Blue's Clues, Dora The Explorer and Peppa Pig. Also managed a small team of freelance contributors, editorial budget and did prize sourcing for online competitions.

    1998

    Jun 1996 - Jul 1998
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • I reported on a mix of British, American and Australian TV shows for the then fortnightly magazine including Baywatch, Brookside, The Bill and Heartbeat. Other duties included answering readers’ letters, tracking down long-lost TV stars and contributing to various one-shot special issues of the magazine.

    Education

    1996

    Diploma In Magazine Journalism

    Highbury College

    Aug 1995 - May 1996
    • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    • Course included study of law, public affairs, magazine design and production skills, shorthand and work experience within the industry.

    1995

    BA(Hons) Cultural Studies

    University of Portsmouth

    Sep 1992 - May 1995
    • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    • History of British culture with a special focus on youth culture and modern media.