Tom McWhirter

Project Editor

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationOxford, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsCopy Editor - Project Manager - Copywriter
Connections

Projects

  • International GCSE Student Books
    Tom McWhirter
    Project Editor

About me

Working as a project editor at one of the world’s largest publishers, I am looking to build upon my extensive editorial, copy writing, project management and media experience to progress in my editorial career. Having worked at a range of industry-leading establishments within publishing, broadcast media and creative environments, I have excelled in creating high-quality content that portrays ideas and learning in an approachable and engaging manner. I am now looking to take the opportunity to continue developing my editorial skills and utilise my extensive background in content creation to step into a role that truly combines my passions.

Skills

  • Production/project Management
  • Book Editing
  • Audio Editing
  • Copy Proofing
  • Editing Proofreading
  • Copy Development
  • Academic Research
  • Content/copywriting/writing/editorial/advertising
  • Podcast Production
  • Content Planning

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • BBC

    BBC

    • TV
  • Pearson

    Pearson

    • Education & Research
  • B

    Butcher's Apron

    • U

      University of Oxford

      Work history

      Currently

      Project Editor

      Pearson

      Sep 2015
      • Oxford, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • As part of the International Schools team, I am responsible for managing projects, editors and freelancers, alongside proofreading, copy editing and development work. Working across subjects, academic levels and within an international marketplace, I have project managed and produced a range of successful educational resources Key responsibilities: • Project Management • Creating and implementing schedules, budgets and production plans • Content creation, proof reading, copy editing and editing • Liaising and supporting freelancers.

      2015

      Digital Development Coordinator

      Pearson

      Feb 2015 - Sep 2015
      • Oxford, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Within this market-leading educational publishers, I was responsible for the creation, implementation and editing of digital learning resources and content. Utilising specialised software and agile production methods, I engaged with publishing and digital content creation across the educational spectrum. Key responsibilities: • Creating digital resources to support print resources • Content testing • Generating ideas for digital content and resources.

      2015

      Project Editor

      University of Oxford

      Oct 2014 - Jan 2015
      • Oxford, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Working as part of a small editorial team, I was responsible for editing, proofing and formatting academic reports and text for a renowned medical academic journal. The role required a high degree of editorial skill owing to many of the contributors not speaking english as a first language. Key responsibilities: • Editing and proofing academic content • Liaising with international academic and resolving content queries • Image processing and manipulation.

      2014

      Editorial Assistant

      BBC

      Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Undertaking an internship, I was mainly tasked with working on a major upcoming drama for BBC Radio 4. Whilst here, alongside gaining invaluable firsthand experience, I was able to undertake a range of industry standard training. Key responsibilities: • Editing and proofing audio production scripts • Assisting in recordings and production work.

      2014

      Assistant Producer

      Butcher's Apron

      Jan 2014 - Feb 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • As part of Selfridges’ Festival of Imagination, The Butcher’s Apron radio show was broadcast weekly from one of the store’s windows. My role involved meeting, liaising and briefing high-profile guests within a strict live-environment schedule whilst maintaining the show's social media and marketing presence throughout broadcasts. Over the initial six- show period, there had been over 35,000 downloads of the show. Key responsibilities: • Run multiple social media accounts within a live broadcast environment • Brief and liaise with high-profile guests • edit content and assist with production, both live and post.

      Education

      2012

      Master's Degree: 20th & 21st Century Literature

      University of Southampton

      Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
      • Southampton, United Kingdom
      • Merit

      2011

      Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in English and History (Joint Honours)

      University of Southampton

      Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
      • Southampton, United Kingdom