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About Me

I am a writer and editor looking to start working freelance full time. I am currently the managing editor for an arts and music magazine called York Calling and specialise in writing, editing and proofreading. I have also written for other freelance sites and write for Nottingham Live. I have admin and customer service experience from a customer service job I have just left and want to continue writing freelance full time. 

I also have 2 degrees - I have a 2.1 BA degree in History & American Studies from York St John University and a Masters degree in Ancient History from The University Of Nottingham.

Industries I Write About

Lifestyle

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My Writing Samples

Laura Marling Review

A recent review of a Laura Marling gig I went to

https://yorkcalling.co.uk/2021/10/11/live-review-laura-marling-at-the-leadmill/

Saul Davies interview

An interview with Saul Davies from James

https://yorkcalling.co.uk/2021/06/02/interview-saul-davies-james/

A Round Up Review Of Punk Music

This is an article containing lots of different punk songs found via Musosoup

https://yorkcalling.co.uk/2021/04/20/underground-punk-a-round-up-review/

Download Festival Announces Line-Up Additions For 2022

A preview article I wrote about next years Download Festival

https://yorkcalling.co.uk/2021/09/02/download-festival-announces-line-up-addition-for-2022/

Slam Dunk Festival North 2021 – Review & Photoset

A review of Slam Dunk Festival 2021

https://yorkcalling.co.uk/2021/09/08/slam-dunk-festival-north-2021-review-photoset/

Album Review: Marina – Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land

A review of the latest Marina album

https://yorkcalling.co.uk/2021/06/18/album-review-marina-ancient-dreams-in-a-modern-land/

Ideas to keep your cottage garden low maintenance

This was a blog post I wrote for Copify for Redblade Mowers.

https://www.redblademowers.co.uk/ideas-to-keep-your-cottage-garden-low-maintenance/

Why Do We Need Web Hosting Services?

This was an article written on Copify for www.realinternet.co.uk

https://www.realinternet.co.uk/2021/12/why-do-we-need-web-hosting-services/

Experience

Managing Editor

I started here as a writer, before being promoted to Head Writer. I was promoted to Managing Editor two years ago. My role includes writing articles (reviews/interviews/features), interviewing artists, managing the website and our social media pages, managing our team of writers and editing their work and using wordpress.

Company: York Calling

I worked there from 10/2014 until now

Customer Service Advisor

This is a customer service role I am leaving this month. The role involves telephony work, speaking to customers, admin work and data cleansing and work on salesforce.

Company: Vaillant Group UK

I worked there from 10/2017 until 12/2021

Retail Assistant

This was a retail job I worked at during university - my role involved service customers, till work, decorating the shop and stocking the shelves. I also helped overhaul the shop as it had new ownership when I started work there.

Company: In The Flow

I worked there from 12/2014 until 8/2017

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