Steph Fairbairn

Managing Editor

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Bilingual Managing Editor with strong editorial, written and communication skills. A creative mind with a BA in French and Hispanic Studies.

Skills

 

  • Writing
  • Print Design
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Proofreading
  • Web Content
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Content and Media Writing

Work history

2016

Managing Editor

Wolters Kluwer Health

Apr 2015 - Jan 2016
  • In this role I am responsible for managing six Current Opinion journals, both online and print based. Overseeing the whole process, from initial proposal to final publication, I commission and collate the content, coordinate the journal work flow, check the submissions for style, and write and edit biographies. I also update and help to maintain each of the journal websites, manage accounts and payments and analyse journal performance and statistics. The role also sees me liaising with a number of different people; from authors, to editors, publishers, permissions teams, proofreaders and the production department. I managed a team of 4 Editorial Co-ordinators which includes checking their work, acting as the main point of contact for the department and training new starters.

2016

Editorial Co-ordinator

Wolters Kluwer Health

Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
  • I was responsible for managing six Current Opinion journals, both online and print based. Overseeing the whole process, from initial proposal to final publication, I commissioned and collated the content, coordinated the journal work flow, checked the submissions for style, and wrote and edited biographies. I also updated and helped to maintain each of the journal websites, managed accounts and payments and analysed journal performance and statistics. The role also saw me liaising with a number of different people; from authors, to editors, publishers, permissions teams, proofreaders and the production department.

2016

Founder & Editor in Chief

The Glossa

May 2014 - Jan 2016
  • As the Founder of The Glossa, King’s College London’s Modern Foreign Language Magazine, I set up the project in its entirety. This involved regularly liaising with academic and administrative staff, writing job descriptions and hiring individuals, setting up the magazine’s website, creating promotional material, creating social media profiles, giving talks to groups of students and writing and producing content. As the magazine’s Editor, I oversee everything at the magazine. This includes staff roles and performance (I manage a team of 8) and all content submitted (produced in seven languages: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish). I maintain the website, upkeep the social media profiles and act as the first point of contact for any inquiries. I am constantly striving to expand the project and looking at new ways to make this viable. I also contribute to the project regularly, both as a writer and a photographer.

2016

Tutor

Titanium Tutors

Jun 2014 - Jan 2016
  • Tutor the following subjects: French to A Level Spanish to A Level English Literature to A Level Maths to GCSE

2014

Customer Service Steward

Wimbledon

May 2014 - Jul 2014
  • I undertook a number of tasks such as ticket checking, directing patrons, crowd monitoring, hospitality and providing general guidance to the public.

2014

Classroom Assistant

King’s College London

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Assisted with the teaching of Spanish A Level as part of the K-Link Teaching scheme at The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School (voted the best comprehensive school in the country 2014 by The Sunday Times),

2013

Design Editor

Roar! Newspaper

Dec 2011 - Dec 2013
  • I designed the newspaper in its entirety, supervising both layout and graphic design, and conversing with the Editor and Section Editors to ensure a very high quality, cohesive product. This role also saw me doing editorial work; both proofreading and editing submitted articles, and I also wrote a number of articles for the publication. I was part of the editorial team which won the ‘Anna Sargent Student Journalist’ Mind Media Award 2014.

2012

Volunteer

Team London, London Olympics

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Worked at More London at Tower Bridge, giving advice to tourists and visitors.

2010

Classroom Assistant

Kumon

Aug 2009 - Sep 2010
  • I assisted children between the ages of 4 and 18 with Maths and English work, this included marking and correcting their work, and giving them guidance and support. The role also required regular correspondence with the team leader in order to organise and maintain sessions and assure the appropriate delivery of the correct material.

Education

2014

BA French and Hispanic Studies

King’s College London

Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
  • Final 2:1 grade. Coursework in language, arts (mainly literature), history and culture. High 2:1 dissertation on the Spanish and Latin American publishing industries. Included year abroad study at the Université d’Aix-Marseille, France (Sept. 2012 – Jan. 2013) and the Universidad de Córdoba, Spain (Feb. 2013 – June 2013).

2010

A Levels and Gcses

Ponteland High School

Aug 2005 - Jun 2010
  • 4 A levels – English Literature (B), French (A), General Studies (A) and Spanish (A) 2 AS levels – Maths (A) and Extended Project (A) 10 GCSEs - English Language (A*), English Literature (A*), French (A*), History (A*), ICT (B), Maths (A*), Media Studies (A*), Science (A*), Additional Science (A*), Spanish (A*)

Awards

2015

Copy-editing and proofreading course

  • Ran by the PTC http://www.publishingtrainingcentre.co.uk/courses/short-courses/core-publishing-skills/item/introduction-to-editorial-skills

2015

Mind Media Awards 2014, Anna Sargent Student Journalist

  • The team produced an investigative special issue of the student tabloid ROAR! News. It aimed to dispel myths about people with mental health problems, and give students the opportunity to talk about their own experiences. http://issuu.com/kclsustudentmedia/docs/november_issue_final

2009

CUSU diary-writing competition winner

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2008

FA Football Referee

  • Click to edit certification authority followed by license numberNorthumberland Football Association, License 56101327