2011 – 2012: City University
MA Magazine Journalism: Merit

2007 – 2010:  University of Cambridge
BA (Hons) English:  2.1 

Freelance copyeditor and proofreader

  • Copyedited several books for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA Publishing), including academic, technical and consumer titles. Copyedited titles include:
    – The Environmental Design Pocketbook (1st and 2nd editions)
    – A Gendered Profession: The question of representation in space making
    – Revolution: Interior design from 1950
    – Targeting Zero: Embodied and whole life carbon for building professionals
  • Proofread technical books for RIBA Publishing, requiring close attention to detail and accuracy. Proofread titles include:
    – Better Buildings: Learning from buildings in use
    – Avoiding and Resolving Disputes: A short guide for architects
  • I provide editorial services, including ghost writing and copyediting, to several private clients who are writing or revising books, or producing promotional material for their business
  • I have also copyedited numerous academic papers, and specialise in working with academics for whom English is a second language.

Deputy Editor, Stylist Arabia
Dubai, UAE. November 2015 – May 2016

  • As deputy editor on a small team, my responsibilities covered all areas of the Middle East edition of the women’s weekly freemium brand
  • Pitched and wrote features on Arab regional culture, women, and social issues to tight weekly deadlines
  • Was a regular columnist. My opinion pieces, which ranged from humorous to more serious political comment, often touched on issues of race and gender
  • Wrote the weekly first-person career feature, Work/Life, based on interviews with leading businesswomen and female creatives from the UAE
  • Wrote regular restaurant reviews and travel features
  • Subbed the entire magazine on a weekly basis
  • I was also Acting Editor for an interim period, which saw me conceptualise and flatplan each issue, commission freelancers, and direct photographers, contributors, and the art and pictures departments

Deputy Editor, Women’s Health Middle East
Dubai, UAE. August 2014 – November 2015

  • Wrote longform features across topics ranging from lifestyle trends and relationships to advances in health and science
  • Wrote and copyedited regular features such as our news section, events page and real life stories
  • Wrote monthly beauty treatment, restaurant, and fitness class reviews, as well as longer travel review features
  • Conceptualised and edited all fashion product pages and assisted with planning and directing fashion shoots
  • Liaised with freelancers, contributors and photographers
  • Assisted with forward planning, subbing and picture research across the entire magazine

Senior Features Writer, Woman’s Weekly
London. 2012 – 2014 (including promotions)

  • Second promotion at the UK’s market-leading mature women’s weekly magazine (previously Junior Writer and then Features Writer)
  • Acted as Commissioning Editor for real life and general features, and the gardening section
  • Pitched, researched and wrote general, real life, travel and celebrity features
  • Managed the magazine’s social media presence