WORKING closely with in-house teams and communications agencies, I use my journalist’s skills and PR experience to provide impactful strategy and content for digital, print and broadcast platforms:
employee and client magazines, social media, newsletters, reports, speeches, research and conference write-ups
I can create a tone of voice to suit – from play-it-safe (who mentioned lawyers?) to outrageously lavish (that’s the creatives) to somewhere-in-between (that’s everyone covered).
Just as important as speed, accuracy, angle-finding and creativity, is the ability to get along with people. I’ve a strong record in building rapport with clients and their customers. Apparently, I’m fun to work with. (testimonials)
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Work on this bi-annual newspaper to promote the National Park involved many phone and face-to-face interviews. Plus, one rather challenging day on the freezing slopes of Ingleborough mountain photographing and talking to children while they bravely planted trees.
Read in full: Yorkshire Dales National Park Spring 2013
I had a lot of fun interviewing Asda employees and writing about everything from their involvement with the food on sale to their marvellous charitable activities (produced by Words and Pictures)
This IOIC award-winning magazine used a fresh and snappy style to get employees back on board after the merger between mobile networks T-Mobile and Orange. (produced by Words & Pictures)
I produced all written content for this bi-monthly magazine, published by the former £250m regional development agency, Yorkshire Forward.
Helix focussed on the bioscience industry, included a forward by the chief executive and interviews with academics, heads of businesses and politicians.
Read in full: Yorkshire Forward Helix May 2007
I interviewed and wrote the words for this quarterly client magazine focussing on the chemicals sector, published by regional development agency, Yorkshire Forward. I had to interview many top academics, understand their projects and translate their scientific language for a wider audience.
Read in full: Yorkshire Forward Snergy May 2007
Quarterly client magazine for Yorkshire’s regional development agency, with features and updates on up to £250m of investment, research and business activity. (produced by Geronimo Communications)
Read in full: Yorkshire Forward’s Inform Jan 2009
I used my journalist’s nouse to dig out the real stories to make this a lively magazine for and about Kelda Water’s thousands of staff.
Read in full: KWS Accent June11
Quarterly employee magazine from professional services company Tribal, which handled many NHS projects (produced by Geronimo Communications).
Read in full: Tribal IQ health: Summer 2008