Editorial Assistant, Social Media Manager, CopywriterKidderminster, United Kingdom (UK)
I'm a freelance writer who loves to read and travel. I graduated from Falmouth University in 2019, and was working seasonal jobs until the Pandemic brought me home from France suddenly! Currently looking for opportunities in fashion, publishing, social media and marketing.
|Career Status||Junior or Entry level|
|Desired Role||Editorial Assistant, Social Media Manager, Copywriter|
|Search status||Actively searching|
|Sector of Interest||Fashion & Luxury, Marketing / Advertising / Social Media|
I'm a talented Creative Writing Graduate with up to a year's media experience, actively pursuing new challenging opportunities to develop my skills and experience within the field of either publishing, fashion, marketing, or social media. Using the skills I acquired from my B.A. in Creative Writing at Falmouth University, alongside my experience writing digital copy, I supported a start-up company with branding. I helped to articulate their brand archetype and brand voice clearly. Furthermore, I joined Oasis as an intern within the marketing team, where I demonstrated my abilities by producing a publishable product of excellent quality. At University, I was part of the core team that successfully published the book, 'Savage Lovely Cornish Homes' by Xan Brooks in collaboration with the National trust. I typeset the entire book, with illustrations, using Adobe InDesign. I have gained excellent customer and office administration experience from the retail and hospitality sectors. I undertake freelance commissions, writing travel articles for FarawayLucy, as well as modelling various styles such as bridal, lifestyle, jewellery, and swimwear.
09/2016 - 05/2019United Kingdom (UK)
Bachelor Degree (Undergraduate)
Within my degree, I had the chance to study a variety of modules, including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Screenwriting, Games Writing, Introduction to Publishing, Writing for Children and Young Adult, as well as my final dissertation which was a 10,000-word creative piece. In my final year, I was a part of the student editorial team that worked with the National Trust and author Xan Brooks to publish the short story, Savage Lovely Cornish Homes. I was able to work on the book firsthand, collaborating with the author, illustrators and the like. Everything that went into this book went through us first. We interviewed and chose the illustrator, proofread the manuscript repeatedly, created promotional material, and I took the responsibility of typesetting the entire book using Adobe InDesign.
11/2020 - Present
Travel & Leisure
As of November 2020, I joined FarawayLucy as one of the featured writers, working on 1-4 articles per month. Each piece requires dedication and discipline to complete, whilst I work from home. Not only this, but I must research everything in quite some depth, to make sure that what I am writing is not only accurate but exciting. - Utilised exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills to produce engaging and error-free content. - Wrote and proofread blog and social media posts, website copy and articles. - Organised material to research and complete writing tasks.
12/2019 - 03/2020
Hospitality / Catering
- Oversee other general assistants at food service to ensure everything ran smoothly, effectively communicating with the kitchen and front of house teams. - Communicate and run food service for up to 150 children and teachers. - Assist in ski fittings and inputting the correct data to ensure accurate record keeping. - Responsibility for hotel creative signage and artwork. Worked flexible hours; night, weekend, and holiday shifts. - Inspected guest rooms, lobbies and common areas to verify cleanliness and tidiness. - Took customer orders at the bar and capitalised on opportunities to sell special beverage and food options.
08/2019 - 10/2019
Fashion & Luxury
- Approving content for social posts using falcon.io. Contributed to mock-ups, email campaigns and social media content. - Wrote interesting copy with eye for current trends and viral potential. - Proofread all marketing collateral ahead of printing to eliminate errors. - Prepared for photo shoots by collecting props and steaming and iron cloth items. - Working in the studio to help style seasonal flat lays and make sure e-commerce shots were clean. - Runner for their Christmas campaign. "12 -ings of Christmas.”
09/2018 - 05/2019
Media / New Media
I was part of the editorial team at Falmouth University that published 'Savage Lovely Cornish Homes' in partnership with the National Trust, as well as author Xan Brooks. - Proofread manuscripts and other forms of copy for general grammatical correctness. - Used Adobe InDesign to typeset the book. - Work with a team of students, lecturers, illustrators and industry professionals to create not only the book but promotional content such as podcasts and interviews with the author and illustrator. - Make decisions with the team on illustration, edits, printing materials, and the cover's final design. - Assisted in organising press releases at the South West Outdoors Festival, as well as marketing the book.
05/2018 - 04/2019
Hospitality / Catering
I started work in what was the hottest summer to record, meaning that I quickly adapted to working long hours, with sometimes challenging situations. - Cash handling and adhering to hygiene health and safety standards. - Serving and making hot food, drinks and ice cream. - Sole responsibility of closing procedures. - Dealing with difficult situations and helping customers on a daily basis.
08/2014 - 08/2016
- Discussing products. - Restocking the shop - Checking forms for new products. - Cash handling and float management. - Key holder responsibilities and stock take management. - Consistent high level of product knowledge. - Attentive and detailed customer service, to make sure the customer would leave the store happy and satisfied .