I am a freelance journalist, editor, proofreader and transcriptionist with over 20 years experience.
As a journalist, I write for magazines, newspapers and websites. My writing has featured in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Prima, Top Sante, Red, Woman and Home, Good Housekeeping, and other print and digital publications.
I am the author of a non-fiction book published by Hodder and Stoughton in collaboration with ITV Show This Morning. My book is endorsed by presenters Fern Britton and Philip Schofield.
I research, write, edit and proofread magazine and journal articles, book manuscripts, newspaper and website copy, press releases, newsletters, blogs, interviews, and other content.
As a transcriptionist, I transcribe anything that can be written or spoken, regardless of subject, industry, and content, into professionally formatted Microsoft Word documents.
Alongside freelancing, I work as an NHS medical secretary, and I studied mental health nursing for two years. I am an advanced Microsoft Office user, and I am familiar with medical and psychiatric terminology, patient management software, minute taking, diary management, accounts, and Teeline shorthand.
My previous secretarial roles include a chiropractic clinic, a children’s charity, an estate agent and quantity surveying office, a newspaper office, a retail department store, and a government licensing board.
Throughout my life, books and magazines have been my passion. Whilst studying creative writing and journalism, I interned at magazines in London. I wrote book and beauty reviews, sourced case studies and images, assisted with flat planning, researched copyright, edited reader’s letters, mailed competition prizes, wrote fillers, and assisted on photo shoots.
At university, I was taught creative writing by Pan MacMillan novelist Gerard Woodward and children’s author Julia Green. Before freelancing, I worked as an Editorial Assistant at The Western Morning News and Bath Chronicle newspapers.
I also have graphic design experience. I studied art and design at college, and graphic design modules at university. I have designed WordPress blogs, logos, banners and social media graphics using Canva, SparkPost, InDesign, Microsoft Publisher and Photoshop.