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Courses BA Degree in Comparative American Studies, Class 2, Division 1; Sub-editing; Editor As Manager; Copyright & Law For Journalists; Covers Workshops; Story Structure; Adult Literacy Teaching Skills DTP:

BA Degree in Comparative American Studies, Class 2, Division 1;
Sub-editing; Editor As Manager; Copyright & Law For Journalists;
Covers Workshops; Story Structure; Adult Literacy Teaching

DTP: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Quark Xpress
Word Processing: Microsoft Word & Office
Platforms: Content Station, Censhare
Social Media: LinkedIn, WordPress, Facebook, Myspace

Employment History
June 2013 – Present: Freelance media journalist
Sub-editor: Closer (Bauer Media); BBC TopGear (BBC Worldwide/Immediate Media Company); Boat International (Boat International Media Ltd); How To Spend It (FT/Pearson); Amateur Photographer, Chat, Country Life, Pick Me Up!, Shooting Gazette, Shooting Times, Soaplife, Sporting Gun, TV&Satellite Week, TV Easy, TVTimes, Uncut [Neil Young one-shot], What's On TV, Woman, Woman's Own, Woman's Weekly (Future/TI Media); Best, Inside Soap, Prima, Real People, Reveal (Hearst); The Lady (The Lady Limited); New!, OK!, Star, TV Pick, Very (Northern & Shell); Cedar Communications Ltd (commercial content agency); INDEX magazines, Kent.
Contributor: Country Music, Vintage Rock (Anthem, both main mag and Special Editions); Yours Retro (Bauer Media); Kultguy's Keep movie review website; TV Pick (Northern & Shell); Jazz Journal, Shindig!; Maverick

April 2004 – June 2013: Sub-editor, TV & Satellite Week (IPC Media)
Duties: Sub-editing, proofreading and rewriting feature articles and listings, writing
and subbing internet blogs, liaising with internal departments (Art, Features, Ads, Production), programme providers and other external contacts, responsibility for flatplans and features lists.

April 1999 – April 2004: Freelance Sub-editor
Airline Business, Daily Express Saturday and S magazines, Daily Mail Weekend magazine, Flight International, fono, How To Spend It (FT/Pearson), Lloyds List, Media Week, Melody Maker, Music Business International, Music Week, NME, TV & Satellite Week, TV Choice, TV Quick, TV Times, What’s On TV.
Contributor: Radio 2 Country Music website, BOL music website, Country Music International, Folk Roots, Guitar & Bass, Maverick, Record Collector, TV & Satellite Week, What’s On TV Puzzles Magazine.

July 1996 – April 1999: Editor, Country Music International,
Line Dance Party CD & Magazine and associated one-shots.
Duties: Issue planning and budgetary control, liaising with distributors, promotion of publications through print and broadcast media, commissioning, writing and subbing features, organising photo shoots, liaising with record labels management and media (regular promotional appearances on TV & Radio), picture research, administration of picture archive, liaising with printer/repro house, supervision of staff.

Also Freelance: Writer and reviewer for Folk In Kent, Folk Roots, Guitar & Bass, The Jazz Rag and Rock’n’Reel (now R2); writer and sub-editor for Uproar Games, an interactive website operated by E-Pub Services of Budapest, Hungary.

December 1989 – July 1996: Deputy Editor, Cable Guide
Duties: writing, commissioning and subbing features, conducting interviews,
picture research, administration of picture library and budget, deputising for the editor, supervision of freelancers, liaising with printer/repro house.

Also Freelance: Contributor to Country Music International, Country Music People, news gatherer for Radio Luxembourg and Atlantic 252; Presenter on local radio stations Airport Information Radio (Heathrow & Gatwick) and Raven Sound (Bromley); voice-over work for Crystalvision (commercial ads, corporate video); newsreader for local Cable TV channel United Cable Reports.

July 1989 – December 1989: Freelance journalist
Assistant Editor at Cable Guide (copywriting, subbing, picture research, proofreading, liaising with printer/repro house, Cable TV broadcasters and programme providers);
voice-over work for Crystalvision (commercial ads, corporate video).

December 1985 – December July 1989: Head of production
Bravo (UA Entertainment Programming, now Virgin Media)
Duties: writing and subbing features, press releases and ads, researching pictures and administration of picture archive, liaising with printers/repro house, managing promotional production, liaising with film distributors, regular attendance at trade shows, organisation of tape distribution, administration of video tape library, procuring tape stock, budget control, training/supervising members of staff.

1972 - 1975 Purley High School for Boys
1981 - 1984 University of Warwick, Coventry
1990 - 1991 London College of Printing

Specialist areas

I am an all-round media journalist with more than 25 years of experience in writing and sub-editing across a range of genres including television, music and lifestyle. This includes social media, TV and radio appearances, conducting celebrity interviews, picture research and routine production administration such as flatplanning. I also possess excellent inter-personal and telephone communication skills. Also at:,,


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