I am a digital communications professional with over 20 years’ experience and lots of creative ideas.
After graduating from university (with a first class degree in English with Radio, Film & TV Studies), my first job was as Information Officer for the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. I then moved to Bristol and worked as Development Officer at Avon Wildlife Trust for six years, where my role included writing lottery bids, organising events, editing the website and regularly donning wellies.
In 2001 I fancied a change of scene, so I took a year off and travelled around New Zealand for a few months, and then went up to live on the Isle of Mull for a while to do some voluntary work for the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.
On my return to Bristol I got a job at an educational research organisation called Futurelab, first as conference coordinator and then as web editor. I worked at Futurelab for seven years – developing and editing a number of websites as well as managing other e-communications (such as e-newsletters and social media) – before moving to Bath and starting a family.
After having my son I worked at the University of Bath in an admin support role, which I left in order to study for a postgraduate diploma in journalism (since passed with distinction).
I can offer a range of digital communications skills, including:
- Original content writing (including blog posts, promotional material, articles on all kinds of subjects)
- Copy editing and proofreading
- Website updates (using WordPress and other content management systems)
- Social media marketing (including strategic planning)