My CV

My CV
Writer and digital marketer

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I am currently writing a novel, studying for a Creative Writing MA at Birkbeck and work as a Marketing Director for Storgy Magazine.

In 2017 I won the Almasi League Micro-Fiction Award and was longlisted for the Myriad Editions First Draft Award.

Previously, I was Digital Manager for Education Support Partnership, a charity that helps people working in education. My role included digital marketing, analysing and reporting on digital activities, web project management, web content updates and social media management/reporting. I also project managed the rebranding and design of their new website.

Previous to my position at Education Support Partnership, I worked for conservation charity Blue Ventures in a similar role.

For six years, I ran award-winning ecommerce business Mimimyne as director, selling eco-friendly, designer, organic kids clothes and toys.  Mimimyne was featured in several publications including Hello! online, Daisy Bridgewater’s column in the Saturday Telegraph, the Sunday Times and the Express.

Background and credits in television and radio production as a researcher, script editor and producer. Co-authored “Bringing up Baby: A New Mother’s Companion”with Daisy Goodwin for Hodder and Stoughton and worked as a researcher on many of her best-selling poetry anthologies for HarperCollins. My short story, The Djinn, was published by Limehouse Books in their anthology 33 East.  

Employment History
Marketing Director
2017 – 2018
Storgy Magazine

Marketing Director at Storgy Magazine 

Digital Manager
2014 – 2016
Education Support Partnership

Education Support Partnership Website

Education Support Partnership Website
My role involved creating Newsletters, Drupal website maintenance and web change requests, creating digital resources such as web banners etc, digital awareness campaigns (PPC and organic), social media management and content planning, Adwords and Analytics. Accomplishments

  • Project managed upgrade, redesign and content merging of three main websites for major rebrand, working with external agency
  • Rebranded and merged all social media accounts and improved social media presence
  • Helped #NotQuittingTeaching campaign to trend on Twitter (over a million views)
  • Doubled website traffic over a two year period
  • Doubled average open rate for Enewsletters
  • Obtained Google Grants $40K, quadrupling their advertising budget
Digital Media Manager
2012 – 2013 
Blue Ventures (environmental charity)
Blue Ventures website post relaunch in 2014
Blue Ventures website post relaunch in 2014

Blue Ventures website post relaunch in 2014
Blue Ventures website post relaunch in 2014
  Digital Manager for award winning marine conservation charity Blue Ventures. Accomplishments

  • Project managed upgrade and redesign of main website with a team of developers
  • Managed Salesforce integration with Formassembly and web to lead forms on site
  • Improved design and increased traffic to all other sites
Founder
2008 – 2013
Mimimyne
Mimimyne in 2012
Mimimyne in 2012

Mimimyne in 2012
Director of own award winning online eco store Accomplishments

  • Winner of Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Award 2011
  • Winner of Greenest Trader 2011 Award NMTF
  • Built up immense retail and internet marketing experience
  • Chosen as a ‘Sage Business Expert’
Part Time ESOL Teacher
2008- 2012
Tower Hamlets Parents Centre

Qualified CELTA and PTLLS teacher running ESOL course Accomplishments

  • Developed full ESOL curriculum for 90 Entry 1, 2 and 3 students
  • Organised transition to becoming an Accredited ESOL Exam Centre
Web Content Editor
2005 – 2012
Silver River productions (TV company)

Accomplishments

  • Worked with web designer to create and edit visual and written content using HTML, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and later WordPress
  • Helped set up and design and social media accounts

 

Web manager
2005 – 2012
Daisy Goodwin's personal website

 

  • Updated content and helped set up and run social media accounts for author Daisy Goodwin
Social Media campaign manager
2011
Mammoth Screen TV Productions

Accomplishments

  • Created successful social media campaign for a BBC Drama Pilot
  • Acquired nearly 1000 Facebook fans in one month through a combination of advertising , word of mouth and blog outreach
Freelance Researcher
2007 – 2000
Daisy Goodwin (Harper Collins, Hodder and Stoughton)

Accomplishments

  • Researched and co-wrote Bringing Up Baby: The New Mother’s Handbook for Hodder and Stoughton
    101 Poems to keep you sae
    101 Poems to keep you sane
  • Researcher for the following best selling anthologies for Harper Collins: Essential Poems for Children, 101 Poems to Last a Lifetime,101 Poems To Keep You Sane, 101 Poems To Help You Understand Men (And Women), 101 Poems To Get You Through the Night, 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life, Essential Poems for the way we live now for Harper Collins
  • One poem by me, All Tears, was published in 101 Poems to keep you sane, and another, Dunravin’, in Essential Poems for the way we live now.
Fixer/ researcher
2000
The Lonely Planet Guide to California (Pilot TV Productions)

Accomplishments

  • Researched documentary subjects/ locations for producer Lucy Cooke
Researcher
1999
Talkback Productions

Accomplishments

  • Credits as researcher on 6 x 30 minute series for BBC2, The Lipstick Years, a documentary series about women’s roles in society.
Producer
1999
BBC Radio Drama

Bi-media attachment to BBC Radio Drama Accomplishments

  • Script edited six weeks and produced one weeks worth of a daily 15′ drama series, Under One Roof (based on a popular column by Michele Hanson) for Radio Four.
  • Produced one 30′ drama, Promenaders, for Radio Three.
  • Produced one 60′ drama, A Shilling for Candles, for Radio Four.

 

Script Editor
1998
BBC Television Drama Serials

Script Editor. Researching fiction and general development for drama.

Researcher and Producer
1998
BBC Radio Drama

Accomplishments

  • Producer of The Scythe (30′ drama) with John Guerrasio and Bryony Glassco
  • Dying for Love (15′ short story)
  • Marriage (15′ short story)
  • Winter Stories, a season of four 15′ short stories read by Windsor Davies, Jane Lapotaire, Niamh Cusack and David Horovitch.
Script editor
1996
BBC TV Education

Freelance script editor on 24 episode educational office soap, Twelve Steps to Better Management: The Drama (BBC Learning Zone)

Script Editor
1995
BBC TV Scene (Education)

Script Editor on A Man of Letters by Tim Firth (BBC2) and Acquisitions researcher (researching films for screening as part of Scene season).  

Reader and trainee script editor
1995 – 1994
BBC TV Drama Series and Serials

Accomplishments

  • Credits on Rich Deceiver directed by Gurinder Chadha.
Education
English Language and Literature
1989 -1991
Oxford University (Corpus Christi College)

BA Hons: First Class

Westminster School
1986 – 1988
A Levels

English, Art, Latin, History

Skills
HTML
Very experienced in working with HTML
CSS
Some experience of working with CSS
Writing
Experienced writer, worked on several books and anthologies
Editing
Extremely accurate content editor
Digital Marketing
10+ years experience of digital marketing
Joomla
2+ years experience in using Joomla (editing, updating, management)
Drupal
2+ years experience in Drupal (editing, updating, management)
Social Media
Highly competent in social media management
Photoshop
Very experienced at editing images and manipulating them in Photoshop
Digital video production
Some experience of shooting and editing video for the web including BBC digital video production course
Radio production
Some experience of radio production including BBC directors course
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