Join The–Dots

Wedaeli Chibelushi

Freelance journalist and copywriter

  • Create New List
FollowUnfollow

Join our Pro Plan to message Wedaeli

You can only message people who are following you. If you’d like to message this person, simply join our Recruiter Pro Plan.

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsFreelance Journalist - Freelance Copywriter - Social Media Coordinator

Projects

Are you sure?

Do you really want to delete project Sony Music Takes West Africa?

Are you sure?

Do you really want to delete project Electric Potential: Is Africa Ready for Electric Cars??

Are you sure?

Do you really want to delete project Looking for authentic black voices and storylines? Maybe you should pay attention to Nollywood?

Are you sure?

Do you really want to delete project All Your Favourite British Food Brands Are Moving Abroad?

Are you sure?

Do you really want to delete project What its Like to Run a Church in the UK’s Least Religious City?

About me

Hello! I’m Wedaeli, a freelance writer. Culture, social politics and African affairs are my bag. I’ve written for publications like The Guardian, The Independent, and VICE. I've also produced copy for businesses such as Hawkins Bazaar. Additionally, I've hosted talks and workshops on a range of topics, from music journalism to freelance copywriting. In my spare time, I swim, read, and teach myself Swahili. Hujambo?

Skills

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Podcasting
  • Copywriting
  • SEO
  • Social Media
  • Editing
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Communications

Work history

Currently

Freelance Copywriter

Self Employed

Oct 2014
  • Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance writer for national businesses, such as Hawkins Bazaar. Trained by the Work Write (previously the UEA Writers Service) to research and write for SEO purposes. I have produced original web content, slogans, commercial blog posts. I have also rewritten web inner-pages and sourced appropriate imagery. Additionally, I gave a talk at UEA's Working With Words conference on freelance writing. My work can be found here: wedaelichibelushi.com.

Currently

Freelance Journalist

Self Employed

Sep 2014
  • Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I write well-researched, original articles for digital and print publications. My work has appeared in titles such as The Independent, VICE and The Guardian. Topics include social politics, African affairs and culture. I have also co-taught a music journalism workshop at the BBC Radio One Academy and been a speaker on BBC Asian Network. My journalism can be found here: wedaelichibelushi.com.

2017

May 2016 - Jun 2017
  • Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I edited and wrote features and news stories for digital B2B magazines. My favourite tasks were commissioning features to freelancers and managing the freelance budget. Other responsibilities included: conducting daily news meetings, liaising with sales and design teams, managing social media presence.

Education

Currently

Sep 2012
  • Norwich, United Kingdom
  • I studied English and American Literature and graduated with a 2:1.

Awards

2012

Entry scholarship

University of East Anglia

  • As a result of my A Level results (A, A, A*), I received a scholarship award from University of East Anglia.