“James was a brilliant addition to our team; he transformed our social media into exciting and up-to-date platforms and more than tripled our followers. “James has a huge range of skills that have been tremendously beneficial to Esteem. He has overseen and proofread Newsletter and Press Release content, provided technical advice to our team of young volunteers, created and delivered new publicity materials, liaised with our web designer on technical issues and site development and so much more. “I cannot recommend James enough, he will be a great asset to any team and we wish Esteem had the funding to employ him!” Cat Vizor CEO, Esteem • Manage media team, […]
“His enthusiasm, motivation and professionalism are outstanding.” — Robert Robinson, Senior Manager, Homelessness and Complex Needs at Brighton Housing Trust •Assisted with the planning of communications campaigns, and carried out activities to reach campaign goals •Assisted in developing relationships with donors and supporters within the community to increase income for BHT •Researched grant funding opportunities and applied to agreed funders, including collating information, writing text and preparing supporting documents •Provided support to volunteer fundraisers to encourage higher returns •Lead on producing new fundraising and publicity marketing materials, including writing, editing, and securing content, as well as monitoring performance •Assisted in the development of contact management administrative processes to best record […]
I was the Media Officer for Amnesty International Brighton & Hove Group. This included representing the group at events, campaigning, awareness raising and increasing their exposure across all media, press photography, communications workflow management, subediting and improving the effectiveness of their social media profiles.
James showed superb attention to detail, gained working experience with InDesign and adapted well to the office environment. – Jim Merrett, Deputy Chief Copy Editor, Esquire at Hearst Magazines Subbed, fact-checked, and rewrote copy for January 2013 issue Worked up pieces from raw copy to final proofs, using proofmarks and Adobe InDesign. Learnt the publishing system (Censhare and Adobe InDesign) Integrated into the editorial team during a busy press week. Wrote headlines, standfirsts, sells and photo captions Rewrote copy to house style and the highest editorial standards “Learned pub sys and workflow quickly. Showed initiative in solving problems. Integrated into team; willing to accept instructions and act upon them. Eager […]
Chief subeditor of Our Voice magazine Subedited magazine pages in print and Adobe InDesign Proofread and marked up copy using proofreaders marks Implemented professional subediting workflow from submission to print Weekly magazine editorial meetings Contributed original articles and regular copy Press photography Sourced images for the magazine Advised on media law and libel issues Rewrote submissions to house style and publication standard Assisted with magazine print and distribution James is an excellent subeditor who can be trusted to provide consistently accurate copy to tight deadlines. He works hard and is passionate about writing; his original copy is interesting and informative. He’s a real asset to have on our magazine. — […]
James is a fantastic writer. He worked brilliantly to brief with bags of originality, flair and humour. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for creative copywriting work — particularly blog contributions. —Alice Reeves, Head of Content, MoneySupermarket Marketing copy for the Local Daily Deals website International holidays, health resorts, extreme sports and Red Letter Days Specialised in travel marketing copy All deals that I wrote copy for sold out Brand language and SEO “James’s creativity and standard of writing is brilliant. It has been great working with him. His writing is concise, flows well and contains all essential information. James is great at working to a brief and taking instruction.” — […]
I completed an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. On this industry-recognised intensive vocational course, I developed an extensive portfolio of work and excelled in all aspects of journalism including Media Law, Reporting, Public Affairs, Production Journalism, Teeline Shorthand, Court Reporting and Business of Magazines. James is a good journalist who worked really hard throughout his NCTJ course to gain good results. Employ him — you won’t regret it! —Paula O’Shea, MD Brighton Journalist Works, the award-winning journalism training company