at Interactive Services
October 2019 - at Present
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
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.
at Headlines Internal Communications Agency
March 2016 - March 2017
Involved in editorial content planning meetings. Sourced and conducted interviews. Wrote features and news stories for Northern Gas Networks’ internal comms magazine, Inspire
at Planet Group
November 2011 - January 2016
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
April 2010 - September 2011
Wrote SEO articles for an insurance comparison website.
at Flare Communications
October 2008 - March 2010
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
Wrote content, sourced material and developed editorial ideas. Project-managed editorial production of three magazines aimed at expat/ tourist readership in the Canary Islands.
at Summersault Communications
December 2005 - July 2006
Involved in editorial planning meetings with clients. Wrote and edited internal communications publications for McDonalds and Danone.
Master English Editor
November 2004 - November 2005
Proofed and edited DVD subtitles in either UK or US English prior to translation into foreign languages or for people with hearing impairment.
at Belfast Telegraph
September 1999 - October 2004
Wrote news, features and business articles for Northern Ireland’s largest daily newspaper, the Belfast Telegraph. Edited weekly property and home interiors supplement, Homefinder.
at Ulster Chemist Review
March 1999 - September 1999
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
Reported on whole range of local news issues for local weekly newspapers.
BA (Hons) Media Studies
at University of Ulster
1991 - 1994 (3 years) Coleraine