Please find my up-to-date CV below:
I am a copywriter, digital marketer and print/digital designer. In total, I have more than six years’ experience in writing roles. At the moment, I’m looking for a full-time or part-time role in the fields of content, digital marketing, accessibility and communications.
My most positive traits are passion, determination, attention to detail and creativity. I’m an honest person with a strong work ethic who always strives to get the job done right, irrespective of size or urgency. On top of that, I’m a team player who’ll stop at nothing to support my colleagues.
In my previous role with Branded3, I was part of the content team that won an award for working on a content hub for Virgin Holidays, called the Ultimate Guide to Cruising.
I have also worked on Ladbrokes’ How Well Do You Know Your Team quiz whilst at Branded3. I was responsible for verifying and analysing the quiz questions, came up with nearly two-thirds of the questions and made amendments where needed.
Another achievement I’m proud of is helping the Leeds Autism AIM project to keep running for over two years, in spite of limited funding. My work on the information side has helped to inform over 300 autistic adults in Leeds of what they’re providing. An infographic I did for an autism charity gained over 40 shares within a week of publication.
Information Officer, Leeds Autism AIM – Advonet | April 2016 – Present
Responsibilities: Working on social media, overseeing the project’s website and all of their print/digital content. Creating accessible resources for clients, such as autism alert cards. Feel free to find some examples on the Leeds Aútism AIM website.
Chairperson, Leeds Asperger Adults | January 2016 – December 2016
Responsibilities: Chairing group meetings, running publicity, peer support and fundraising.
Freelance Copywriter and Designer | November 2015 – Present
Responsibilities: Building WordPress websites, blogging for clients to boost website visitor numbers and designing products such as banners, flyers and posters.
Senior Content Writer, Branded3 | January 2014 – November 2015
Working on the agency’s biggest clients, coordinating SEO content and proofreading content produced agency-wide. I also did a little light content strategy work.
Content Writer, Branded3 | January 2012 – December 2013
Responsibilities: Working on clients’ on-site content and content for links.
Freelance Content Writer, Spitting Pig | June 2011 – November 2011
Editor, Aspire Magazine | December 2009 – September 2010
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance | September 2017
- BA Journalism (Grade: 2:2), University of Lincoln | September 2003 – August 2006
- ‘A’ Levels in Media Studies and English Language (Grades B and D), NEW College Pontefract | September 2001 – August 2003
- AS Levels in General Studies and Business Studies (Grade C for both), NEW College Pontefract | September 2002 – August 2003
- AS Level European Studies (Grade E), NEW College Pontefract | September 2001 – August 2002
- Seven A*-C GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Spanish, Castleford High School Technology College | September 1999 – August 2001
Other qualifications and training
I completed Advonet’s Effective Advocacy and Negotiation Skills training in January 2017. Through Advonet, I have also received safeguarding training for working with vulnerable adults and children.