Please contact me for rates and information regarding freelance writing. I can write to professional and academic standards…and I know how to follow a style sheet, use a CMS, and meet a deadline. Areas I’m particularly happy to write on include (but are not limited to) literature, art and contemporary British politics.
Writing jobs which I have held cover a variety of fields, from journalism, blogs and news pages, to writing restaurant profiles, to SEO and Social Media work, and most recently as Digital Resources Officer for the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. In 2016-17 I was a fiction reviewer for the James Tait Black Award.
Inciting Sparks: Two of my articles have been published on University of Edinburgh blog platform Inciting Sparks:
- The Song of a Poet: Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and the Boundaries of Literature
- City of Literature? Opposing Cuts to Edinburgh Public Libraries
The Student. Britain’s oldest student paper, founded by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1887. As far as I’m aware none of my work – which includes features and book reviews – for The Student has appeared online, but links will appear if I discover otherwise.
The Forfar Dispatch. During the Brisbane floods of early 2011, I wrote an article on the flooding for this local Scottish newspaper.
School of Advanced Study. In my role at the University of London I helped to maintain the SAS-Space online research repository, and the SAS online Open Journals. I also worked on the Talking Humanities Blog and the PORT Virtual Learning Environment.
The University of Edinburgh. In 2015 I worked for the College of Humanities and Social Science web team. Projects have included launching the new research impact microsite http://impact.hss.ed.ac.uk/, for which I have written and reviewed many of the case studies. In 2018 I undertook the role of Intranet Development Project Officer for the UoE Internal Audit department.
Direct Travel. Web copy; several articles on travelling with medical conditions for https://www.direct-travel.co.uk/. Written and published in February 2016.
Lemur Clean. Copy for air conditioning company website in 2011 (site no longer live). Involved extensive research.
Lettingweb. Sourcing and writing daily news articles for Lettingweb’s news site, 2012-13. http://blog.lettingweb.com/