FREELANCE EDITORIAL AND COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL
September 2012 - present
Copywriting, copy-editing, proofreading, project management, strategy and digital communications across a range of sectors. Previous sectors and clients include:
Education: Cass Business School, City University London, Imperial College London, UCL, University of London.
International development: Development Initiatives, HelpAge International, The Overseas Development Institute, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Charities: Alzheimer's Society, Salt of the Earth.
Design, architecture and engineering: Arup (engineering firm), Hudson Fuggle (design agency), Mukta Dinwiddie MacLaren Architects.
Publishing: I.B. Tauris, Phaidon Press, Tetragon Press, Think Publishing.
Finance and business: The Financial Conduct Authority.
COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT OFFICER, UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
October 2019 - present
I oversee the communications and engagement portfolio of the Bristol Doctoral College. As part of a job share, I am responsible for strategic oversight and implementation of the Doctoral College's communications plan in order to engage with current and potential postgraduate research students, academic communities, professional services, and external stakeholders. This includes:
digital communications, including website, social media, email communications
branding, print and signage
public engagement, seminars and recruitment events
stakeholder engagement and community-building activities.
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, UNIVERSITY OF BATH
November 2018 - January 2020
I managed a team of four marketing and web professionals to deliver on the Faculty of Engineering & Design's marketing, communications and recruitment strategy and ensure its effective implementation. Activities included:
strategic planning and team management
web content, digital and social marketing campaigns
print and video production
international recruitment and marketing
event management and collateral
data analysis, identifying new areas for growth and promoting research activity.
COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING MANAGER, UCL
October 2017 - November 2018
Faculty-level manager for internal and external communications, events, marketing and student recruitment activities across digital, web print and social media.
leading on high-level communications and marketing activities, as well as acting as the main contact point across the faculty for all queries relating to publicity, student recruitment and marketing, website management, events, branding, digital and print content.
managing a network of 10 communications professionals and providing them with relevant tools and training.
internal communications, including newsletters, building and maintenance of the intranet, branding guidance and guidelines and communicating key events/organisational priorities and development.
events publicity and public/stakeholder engagement.
COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING OFFICER, UCL
August 2016 - November 2017
I was responsible for digital and print communications, as well as developing the top-level communications strategy across the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy. The role included website management, branding guidance, social media, events publicity, print and digital publications (including annual report and e-newsletters), media relations, student recruitment activities, web-traffic analysis and reporting, and market research.
EDITORIAL AND CREATIVE PROJECTS OFFICER, IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON
June 2015 - July 2016
I project-managed high-level publications and marketing materials and oversaw the university's visual identity and editorial style. Working within a team of creative professionals, I managed a portfolio of projects covering print, web, merchandise, signage, and exhibition material. I managed production of the College's key publications, including the alumni magazine and graduation programmes. I also provided training and advice on the visual identity and editorial guidelines for staff across the organisation.
PROJECT EDITOR, PHAIDON PRESS
September 2012 - August 2013
I project-managed publications in the fields of design, food and architecture. This involved liaising with freelance writers, designers and photographers, content development, budgeting and print production.
ASSISTANT DEVELOPMENT EDITOR, PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
April 2010 - February 2012
I edited university textbooks in the fields of business, psychology and economics.
EDUCATION, OXFORD UNIVERSITY
September 2005 - August 2009
MSt English and American Studies: graduated with Distinction.
BA (Hons) English Literature and Language: graduated with First Class.