July 2011 – Present: Self-Employed Freelance Journalist and Writer
I have contributed features to a variety of national and regional publications including Artists and Illustrators, Homes and Antiques, Cornwall Today, Boutique and Camping, and I regularly write features for St James's House, a leading bespoke publishers.
Aside from journalistic commissions, I have provided copy for websites including World's Best Bars and I also write customised speeches for private clients.
From March 2012 - April 2013 I was employed on a freelance basis as a digital publisher for thisiscornwall.co.uk, contributing stories, pictures and websites to the news website.
November 2009 - August 2011: Senior Features Writer, Medavia Media Consultancy
Sourcing and writing exclusive real life features for a wide range of national publications, including The Mirror, Cosmopolitan, Now, Bella and Take a Break. Also writing celebrity interviews for The Mature Times.
Securing and writing celebrity interviews for this monthly newspaper.
July 2007 - October 2009: Reporter, Western Morning News
Generating and covering news and features throughout the Westcountry for this award-winning daily newspaper. While there I was shortlisted for Newcomer of the Year in the EDF Energy South West Media Awards.
October 2006 - July 2007: Freelance Diary Reporter, Pandora, The Independent
Attending parties, launches and receptions around London and producing exclusive celebrity stories.
August - October 2004: Features Desk Assistant, YOU Magazine, The Mail on Sunday
Researching features, securing interviews and general administrative assistance.
September - November 2002: Features Desk Assistant, YOU Magazine, The Mail on Sunday
City University, Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (2006 - 2007)
University of Bristol, BA in English Literature, 2:1 (2003 - 2006)
James Allen’s Girls’ School, A Levels in English Literature (A), French (A), Politics (A), History (B)
GCSEs: 7 A*, 3 A
Other Relevant Qualifications:
National Certificate Examination (NCE)
National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) - preliminary qualification
Clean driving licence