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Tom McDermott

Copywriter/editor

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsBlog Writer - Content Writer - Editor

About me

I am enthusiastic, reliable and down to earth with a positive approach to all tasks. I am interested in building on the writing and editing skills I have developed throughout my career in a role which provides regular opportunities for me to use my creativity and intelligence.

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Skills

  • Content Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Adobe Photoshop/indesign/illustrator
  • Highly Organised
  • Social Media
  • Client Handling
  • CMS
  • Commissioning Content
  • Content Development
  • Blogger

Work history

2017

Editor

Global Legal Group

Jan 2016 - Mar 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Worked on the International Comparative Legal Guide series, editing books on a variety of topics from International Arbitration to Mining Law. Edited between 25 to 40 chapters per guide which were provided by lawyers from various jurisdictions around the world and with varying levels of written English. Used InDesign and Photoshop to lay up chapters and ensure each guide was correctly formatted. Liaised directly with clients, printers and colleagues in other departments (Sales, Marketing, Design) to ensure quality in each of the products I worked on. Managed a heavy workload and, through prioritising and efficiency, never missed a deadline. Worked as part of a team of Editors, providing assistance to colleagues when necessary. Uploaded completed guides to ICLG website using a bespoke CMS and updated client details on our in-house CRM.

2015

Content Manager

GTI Media

May 2012 - Dec 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Wrote articles on various career-related subjects (e.g. 5 Essential Tips for Crafting the Perfect Graduate CV) as well as employer profiles for the Inside Buzz website. Aided in the creation of six annual printed careers guides. My duties in these projects included: content commissioning; writing; editing; and design. Ran the Inside Buzz Facebook and Twitter accounts and assisted the Marketing team by writing copy for regular email marketing campaigns. Guided clients through the survey process, working alongside them to ensure that we were both happy with the results. Processed the results of approximately 125 different graduate scheme, training contract and internship surveys annually. Was responsible for the integration of Inside Buzz content into the TARGETjobs and gradireland websites, following GTI Media’s acquisition of Inside Buzz.

Education

2011

BA (Hons) Languages and Linguistics

University of York

Oct 2008 - Jun 2011
  • York, United Kingdom
  • Studied for a BA Honours Degree in Languages and Linguistics achieving a 2:1.

2008

A Level, AS Level, GCSE

St. Leonards RC School and Sixth Form

Sep 2001 - Jun 2008
  • Durham, United Kingdom
  • A Levels: History – A, Philosophy & Ethics – A, French – B. AS Level: Media Studies – A. GCSE: 6 A*s (including English Literature & Language, Maths, Science and French) and 4 As

Awards

2009

Nominated for Guardian Student Reporter of the Year

Guardian Student Media Awards

  • During my time at university I worked for the student newspaper, York Vision, and was nominated for Student Reporter of the Year (2009).