Michelle hails from Dublin, Ireland. She is a bibliophile, film fanatic and writer who will most likely be found with her head in a book, at the theatre or in the cinema. By day she is a bookshop maven, by night, she's writing, practicing yoga and adding to her eternally growing to-read list.

Experience

  • Bookseller/Reviewer

    at The Winding Stair Bookshop

    April 2018 - at Present

    Leinster

    Duties: • Researching and reviewing a vast amount of book titles in advance of purchasing • Sourcing new trends to ensure our stock remains competitive • Responsible for planning, selecting and buying in new stock • Creating and managing excel sheets for the cataloguing of self-published authors • Dealing with customer queries/answering the phone • Handling cash and customer orders • Maintaining window displays

  • Writer/Reviewer and Founder

    at The Vault

    April 2008 - at Present

    Leinster

    Since my university days I maintain a Wordpress blog, writing reviews of a variety of films, television series, books and music. I endeavour to provide a balance between an analytical and constructive critique.

  • Copywriter

    at Dealnews

    July 2014 - July 2015

    Leinster

    Duties: • Writing online content assigned by editors • Researching products for feature descriptions • Editing content for approval by editors

  • Freelance Feature Writer

    at Newstalk FM

    June 2014 - July 2014

    Leinster

    Duties: • Writing features based on interviews given to The Picture Show with Philip Molloy and Highlights from Moncrieff for the iPad • Contributed to viral online news stories on Newstalk’s website. • Writing and editing online content assigned by editors

  • Bookseller/Events Manager

    at Blackwell's Bookshops

    August 2009 - October 2012

    London

    Duties: • Researching and reviewing a vast amount of book titles in advance of purchasing • Sourcing new trends to ensure our stock remained competitive • Responsible for planning, selecting and buying in new stock • Managing in store and out-of-store promotional events and book signings • Raising profile of the business, particularly with regard to out-of-store events • Coordinating social media implementation

Education

  • MA Arts in Twentieth Century Literature

    at Goldsmiths University of London

    2009 - 2010 (1 year) London

  • BA Hons Film, Literature & Drama

    at Dublin Business School

    2005 - 2008 (3 years) Leinster

Languages

  • English Native

  • Irish Native

Hives