I have over ten years’ experience in the editorial and design related fields. From creating promotional material for local events through to copywriting for press and the web, I’ve put my hand to a range of different projects.
I have experience of working with sales copy, press content, report and thesis writing, plus fiction, educational and technical texts. I am skilled in proofreading, line and copy editing, and am happy creating promotional, descriptive or technical copy, depending on what the job demands. I am also competent at working behind the scenes of a website and so can do more than create the copy but also help your design.
My history in this field began in 2001 after graduating from Cambridge with a degree in Theology (not always the most vocational discipline!). I started out as a press clippings editor for BMCNews in London and went from there to the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales where I held the post of Publications Marketing Officer for four years. CAT Publications operates as a small publishing house with a global agenda and so I did more than the job description prescribed, learning many of my skills on the job within a talented team.
In 2006, I moved to Edinburgh to embark on a Counselling Studies Diploma at the University of Edinburgh to deepen my interest in people, environment, communication and connection. I concurrently set my freelance work in motion, writing the website for The Low Carbon Partnership, proofreading and copy editing for Polygon and Honno publishers and mocking up promotional literature for the University of Edinburgh, amongst others.
A creative (mostly photographically) stint in Latin America between 2008 and 2009 saw me return to the UK with a bit of Mexican colour in my cheeks. I headed straight to Totnes – the sunny southwest – and soon found myself settled in, working as Web Editor for Working Planet Limited and freelancing. I now work for Totnes Solar, with regular freelance work for the Renewables Academy (RENAC), in Berlin, Greenpeace (UK and beyond) and my old friends at CAT, plus a variety of individual clients.
Very excitingly, in the last year or so I have started to work with some of the imaginative and inspiring folks of Totnes, including; the hugely talented singer/songwriter, Rebecca Mayes; ethical caterers, The Kitchen Table; and various members of the team at Transition Town Totnes.