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Writer, communicator, social media manager and content creator - www.blankjotter.com

About Me

I've worked in communications for over a decade, most recently as Communications Manager for the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. Now as a full time freelancer I enjoy working with companies and brands to enhance their web copy, SEO rankings and user experience. I am a versatile writer who can write on a variety of topics, from science to entertainment to pets. 

I have an undergraduate degree in Geology, and a postgraduate degree in Screenwriting, giving me a wide breadth of knowledge and expertise. 

Industries I Write About

Law & Politics


Health & Wellness




My Writing Samples

5 questions to ask before home boarding your dog

All dog owners understand that one of the hardest things to do is to leave them for any length of time. This might just be for a night or a weekend, but it gets even harder the longer you are away! With so many home boarders available though, how to separate the good ones in it for the love of dogs, from those only interested in earning a few spare pounds for minimal effort?


New Higgs Centre for Innovation opens as unique home for Space-based start-ups

A new innovation centre opened in Edinburgh today offering start-up companies direct access to world leading scientists, engineers and big data experts, as part of UK Government efforts to help boost productivity and innovation.


World Cinema: The Green Butchers (2003)

Set in contemporary Denmark, and starring Mads Mikkelsen (before he started to annoy James Bond) and Nikolaj Lie Kaas, horror combines with subtle comedy in The Green Butchers which perhaps takes an inkling of an idea from Jean Pierre Jeunet’s Delicatessen but runs with it in an entirely new way.


20 Things Only Scottish People Would Understand

Whether you are for Scottish Independence or not, one thing is and always has been true - Scotland is a pretty mental place with its own quirks, ways of doing things, and folk who can go from grumpy to delightful at the drop of kilt.


University of St Andrews student team wins award in business competition

A collaboration between an astrophysicist and a biologist has led to an innovative business idea which aims to encourage collaboration between scientific researchers and the general public.


Heriot-Watt University alumni magazine

I edited the magazine, and wrote many articles for it.



Communications Manager

I provide high quality, timely and politically sensitive advice on communications and engagement issues to the Director, her senior team and the wider Science & Technology Facilities Council management structure.I proactively research and produce compelling content of the whole of STFC science and technology, with a particular focus on the work of the UKATC and Technology Department. I assist with STFC media and other events as required and respond to media enquiries by providing direct informat

Company: Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

I worked there from 8/2016 until now

Alumni Relations Officer

I manage the printed & digital communications to Heriot-Watt's 105,000+ alumni, including promotional activity and fundraising literature. This has required setting up new procedures and pathways, developing new social media channels and researching and promoting some of the University's most successful graduates.

Company: Heriot-Watt University

I worked there from 1/2013 until 7/2016

Communications Officer

My work revolves around the full gambit of corporate communication, including copywriting, social media management, speechwriting and proofreading.

Company: Heriot-Watt University

I worked there from 6/2011 until 1/2013

Content I Write