Experience

  • Freelance Editor

    at Interactive Services

    October 2019 - at Present

    Leinster

    I edit online courseware (updating scripts, XML, HTML, and Google docs edit sheet) for a company that creates corporate e-Learning solutions. As part of my role I create, maintain and follow in-house created style guides as well as following client’s style guide.

  • Magazine Managing Editor

    at International Living

    April 2017 - May 2019

    Munster

    Researched and compiled the Annual Global Retirement Index. Editorial strategy. Commissioned and edited articles from an international network of correspondents and freelance writers. Trained and managed up to 15 freelance writers at a time. Managed editorial and design production schedule for an online magazine. Wrote relationship building e-letters to subscribers to increase retention rates Wrote support e-marketing copy.

  • Journalist

    at Headlines Internal Communications Agency

    March 2016 - March 2017

    North Yorkshire

    Involved in editorial content planning meetings. Sourced and conducted interviews. Wrote features and news stories for Northern Gas Networks’ internal comms magazine, Inspire

  • Magazine Editor

    at Planet Group

    November 2011 - January 2016

    Kirklees

    Created strategies for story ideas, topic assignments and content to align with national trends, seasonal activities and newsworthy topics of interest. Interviewed senior management figures in the construction industry for company profile features in a monthly B2B publication.

  • Digital Content Writer

    at Seopa

    April 2010 - September 2011

    Belfast

    Wrote SEO articles for an insurance comparison website.

  • Magazine Editor

    at Flare Communications

    October 2008 - March 2010

    Toscana

    Managed a team of freelance writers and photographers. Edited and wrote articles. Repurposed magazine content for the website. Created all written marketing content.

  • Group Magazine Editor

    at Canary Island Publications

    August 2006 - September 2008

    Las Palmas

    Wrote content, sourced material and developed editorial ideas. Project-managed editorial production of three magazines aimed at expat/ tourist readership in the Canary Islands.

  • Editor

    at Summersault Communications

    December 2005 - July 2006

    Warwickshire

    Involved in editorial planning meetings with clients. Wrote and edited internal communications publications for McDonalds and Danone.

  • Master English Editor

    at Softitler

    November 2004 - November 2005

    Toscana

    Proofed and edited DVD subtitles in either UK or US English prior to translation into foreign languages or for people with hearing impairment.

  • Features Journalist

    at Belfast Telegraph

    September 1999 - October 2004

    Belfast

    Wrote news, features and business articles for Northern Ireland’s largest daily newspaper, the Belfast Telegraph. Edited weekly property and home interiors supplement, Homefinder.

  • Magazine Editor

    at Ulster Chemist Review

    March 1999 - September 1999

    Belfast

    Researched, wrote and commissioned news and feature articles for Ulster Chemist Association’s accredited journal.

  • Junior / Senior Reporter

    at Ulster Gazette / Tyrone Times

    May 1994 - April 1999

    Armagh District

    Reported on whole range of local news issues for local weekly newspapers.

Education

  • BA (Hons) Media Studies

    at University of Ulster

    1991 - 1994 (3 years) Coleraine

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Languages

  • English Native

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