Consumer

This page shows everything I have written, edited or project managed for a Consumer audience:


Bad poetry. A poem shamelessly stolen from me by my good friend Tamla Walker and used in the Itchy Guides Bath city guide 2003 (August 2003):
 
Hot Chocolate

Frothy,
Not coffee,
And you can sing,
You sexy thing.

Tags:  Itchy Guides  Poetry  Food and drink  Writing  Consumer  Books/Audiobooks  Comedy  





Contributor to the Waitrose Wine guide for Just Customer Communication (July 2003):
 
Waitrose Wine guide 2003


Tags:  Waitrose Wine guide  Advertorials  Food and drink  Writing  Consumer  Magazines  





Freelance DVD review writing for online music retailer Pricestorm for publishing agency Think Lateral (from June 2003 to July 2003):
 
Pricestorm
Storming offers on all our top titles


Tags:  Pricestorm  Advertorials  Film  Writing  Consumer  Programmes/brochures  Television  Entertainment  Reviews  





Freelance production editor on Goldfish Credit Card Customer loyalty publications the Goldfish Guides for contract publisher Just Customer Communication (from January 2003 May 2003):
 
Goldfish Guides


Tags:  Goldfish Guides  Advertorials  Finance  Editing  Consumer  Programmes/brochures  





Freelance production editor for RAC Magazine for contract publisher Just Customer Communication (January 2003):
 
RAC magazine
The exclusive magazine for RAC members


Tags:  RAC Magazine  Advertorials  Cars  Editing  Consumer  Magazines  





Production editor for Jaguar magazine for Haymarket Publishing (May 2002 to November 2002):
 
Jaguar magazine
Jaguar Magazine is the official magazine of Jaguar Cars, and is produced in 11 different languages for a global audience


I was responsible for organising the design, writing, editing, and translation of Jaguar magazine in Britain, Australia, USA, France, Spain, Germany and Japan. I liased with writers, the editor and deputy editor, translators and clients to produce all the versions of this quarterly magazine on a tight three monthly schedule. I proofed all the pages before printing and also wrote copy for news and small features.

Tags:  Jaguar magazine  Cars  Editing  Consumer  Magazines  Project management  Lifestyle  Travel  





Freelance Production Editor for SWALEC Hi-Energy Magazine for contract publisher Just Customer Communication for the South Wales Electricity company (Issue 2 - November 2002):
 
SWALEC
Energy-saving news, offers and ideas


Tags:  SWALEC  Advertorials  Energy  Editing  Consumer  Magazines  Programmes/brochures  





Editorial co-ordinator for TV7 magazine which was sent to all the million+ subscribers to television subscription service ITV Digital (from September 2001 to May 2002) for contract publishing agency Just Customer Communication:
 
TV7
ITV Digital’s weekly television listing magazine





I ensured the editorial process ran smoothly for a team of twenty people. As well as co-ordinating the workflow from initial copy chasing to proofing the layouts, I liased between the editorial department, production department and the printers.

Tags:  TV7  Television  Editing  Consumer  Magazines  Film  Lifestyle  





Writer and later content editor for ONnet , the ONdigital website – the first interactive web portal accessible through a television (from October 2000 to June 2001):
 
ONnet
Interactive internet television from ONDigital


I specialised in television highlights but also worked with video, game, music reviews, celebrity gossip, home and garden advice, health tips, car reviews, music and arts listings.

I also ensured a smooth editorial workflow by tracking the editorial process from chasing copy and pictures to preparing the finished layouts.

Tags:  ONnet  Television  Editing  Consumer  Websites  Lifestyle  Cars  Entertainment  Film  Project management  Art  Music  Writing  





Cardiff City Editor for the Wcities website (February 2000 to December 2000):
 
Wcities


I performed various roles for this city guide website, including writer, photographer, sub-editor and editor. In my capacity as editor I ensured the content was accurate, up to date, lively and informative. The Wcities business reviews (e.g. pubs, clubs and restaurants) helped power Yahoo's entertainment section.

Tags:  Wcities  City guides  Travel  Writing  Consumer  Websites  Editing  Project management  Nightlife  Entertainment