I am a keen and enthusiastic Journalist, currently freelancing for the Buckingham Advertiser/ Review series.
Alongside my freelance work, I am also a Publishing Assistant at Elsevier LTD (Oxford office).
Whilst studying at university I regularly reported on sports fixtures including Football, Rugby, Netball for a student run website and contributed to the student publication (of the time) called The Blend.
On occasion I co-presented 'The Football LaB' on Radio LaB 97.1FM with my peers.
In my final year I took this one step further by creating my own website (uobsports.co.uk) and -with a peer- we assembled a small team of reporters to produce reports and features on the sports community at the university. We used video and image galleries to create a well-rounded publication, which was promoted successfully via Facebook and Twitter.
I have experience of working within a small and large office team environments. At Elsevier I have completed two temporary contracts, and I'm into my third at present.
Initially, I worked within the Editorial Services Team and assisted with the auditing of manuscripts submitted to different journals.
My next contract saw me work with the Gratis Subscriptions Team, which oversaw the transition from print journals (nearly 2000) to being delivered to customers via an online platform.
I am currently a Publishing Assistant, and the role entails arranging travel, booking catering, producing publisher reports for board meetings amongst other responsibilities. This year I have have had three one-week spells with my local newspaper, The Banbury Guardian.
I have benefitted from the newsroom experience in working to deadline, telephoning people and heading out to gather stories. I have continued to conduct match reports on local football at evenings and weekends for the Banbury Guardian, too.
I was able to work on other sections of the paper, including Property, Business and Human Interest, as well as Sport. As well as working for Elsevier, I am currently freelancing two days a week for The Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser. At the Advertiser I have been reporting on general news rather than Sport, but I have enjoyed working on a variety of stories.
Please don't hesitate to contact me!