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nDash Writer Profile for Shivani Kumar

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Corporate Paralegal/Freelance Writer

About Me

A conscientious, achievement-driven and motivated corporate paralegal and freelance writer with over 5 years of experience. 

After commencing my freelance writing career in 2016, I have composed a wide range of written copy and content for numerous and varied clients across a myriad of sectors and industries. Past clients have included Harrods, Selfridge's, Appear Here, L'Oréal, Sainsbury's, Adecco Group and more. 

Having graduated in 2019 from the University of Dundee with an LLB (Hons) degree in English Law, I have since shifted my focus on crafting high-quality legal and business content. Since April 2020, I have been working as a corporate paralegal for a boutique US-based corporate and securities law firm that represents growing businesses, financial institutions and individuals with domestic and worldwide access to the U.S capital market on mergers and acquisitions, investments, transactions, joint ventures and restructuring. Originally providing legal support to growing and established Chinese businesses and now working alongside startups within California, I am well-acquainted with crafting numerous pieces of written content including internal documentation such as affidavits, contracts, and financial reports, as well as publicly consumed content such as marketing collateral that includes legal-focused articles and blog posts, business plans and pitch decks.

My experience as a bid, proposal and tender writer has also allowed me to craft written content that carefully persuades and influences. With a successful track record of winning six to eight figure bids for public sector and private clients, I have built up a keen understanding of the language of procurement and a nuanced ability to sell. As a freelance grant writer for two innovation consultancies, I have crafted several successful Innovate UK Smart Grants for SMEs working on innovative technologies for mass disruption and significant potential for rapid economic return to the UK. Coupled with my legal experience working alongside startups, I have now developed a keen understanding of entrepreneurship, startups and innovation. 

A lover of languages, a keen rock-climber and an always-entrepreneurial soul, I look forward to the opportunities that await at nDash.


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My Writing Samples

White Paper on Proposed Changes of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act

A white paper written on the behalf of the Campaign for Freedom of Information Scotland focusing on the proposed amendments of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11KCa5v9JOdy-R-h4j7-wL1iGhhciAU2z/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106861217209022354307&rtpof=true&sd=true

Ensuring Compliance of Employment Law In Remote Workplaces

Written for Badenoch + Clark, a subsidiary of the Adecco Group, this article was written for their legal series of website content on the effects of upholding employment law in remote workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WJcYAeE7seOWicb9Wj47IS8y8RIndGaV/edit

The Changing Technological Face of Governance, Risk & Compliance.

Written for Badenoch + Clark, a subsidiary of the Adecco Group, this article was written for a series on the intersection of the legal world and technology, and how it is affecting governance, risk, compliance and recruitment.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xR19-y03iabtcr66XkE3UiVnnvJX1Im6/edit

Would Human Rights Exist in the UK Without the Human Rights Act?

An essay that was published in a well-respected legal journal that asked whether if human rights in the UK without the Human Rights Act in the event of legalisation being repealed in favour for a British Bill of Rights.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xOdQ7yKGg1jSoxZA73HyTbtZEW3PCRQW/view?usp=sharing

Why Rihanna's Fenty is Such A Big Deal

An article and e-mail newsletter written for Selfridge's for the launch of the Fenty collection

https://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/features/articles/selfridges-loves/why-rihanna-s-fenty-is-such-a-big-deal/

Innovate UK SG Critique

A critique on a private client's Innovate UK Smart Grant submission for their wearable technology product

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1etjAzgS2FPFv4uvrWbAFgpv8icn8_ljR/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106861217209022354307&rtpof=true&sd=true

Kérastase's Most Loved Products

Website content for the Kérastase UK website describing the line's most popular products.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G2sMpqCQcE5ihi-AdfS1W7KKQ3gU0A8Y/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106861217209022354307&rtpof=true&sd=true

Experience

Corporate Paralegal

● Conducting lengthy and voluminous electronic document review and expansive research ● Crafting and reviewing various pieces of legal documentation including but not limited to contracts, draft resolutions, shareholders’ agreements, annual and quarterly reports, memorandums, affidavits, pitch decks, marketing content and business plans. ● Private and public securities offerings ● Handling commercial contracts ● Crafting business plans and pitch decks for upcoming California-based startups

Company: Law Office of Yue & Associates

I worked there from 4/2020 until now

Bid Writer

Own all or parts of a written tender response, as defined within the bidding approach. Draft responses that fully respond to or exceed commissioner questions/requirements, developed in line with tender review/submission deadlines. Proofreading of work and materials created by other team member

Company: Maximus UK

I worked there from 5/2022 until now

Freelance Grant Writer

• Writing full Innovate UK grant applications to a high standard that meet the clients’ requirements and the grant funding body requirements • Carrying out in-depth research for private clients within the STEM field • Distilling information to the most salient points and crafting a compelling, clear and coherent narrative using additional data • Reviewing completed grant application forms to ensure that they meet high quality standards and meet the grant funding body requirements

Company: Grantify

I worked there from 5/2022 until now

Freelance Grant Writer

• Writing full Innovate UK grant applications to a high standard that meet the clients’ requirements and the grant funding body requirements • Carrying out in-depth research for private clients within the STEM field • Distilling information to the most salient points and crafting a compelling, clear and coherent narrative using additional data • Reviewing completed grant application forms to ensure that they meet high quality standards and meet the grant funding body requirements

Company: SnapOut

I worked there from 3/2021 until 7/2021

Freelance Legal Content Writer

● Composing articles examining legal issues within the recruitment industry for Adecco subsidiary, Badenoch + Clark ● Simplifying technological legal terms into easy-to-understand language ● Formulating stories for multiple general audiences ● Pitching ideas for original content ● Editing and proofreading all posts to ensure consistency and accuracy before release ● Ensuring that all copy deadlines were met for assigned projects

Company: Adecco Group

I worked there from 8/2020 until 11/2020

Web Content Writer

● Composed entries to be entered onto the Criminal Defense Wiki ● Collated and combined information regarding common and civil law systems ● Conducted in-depth and specific research projects ● Edited and proofread all posts to ensure consistency and accuracy before release ● Wrote informative and engaging posts in the organisation voice ● Ensured that all copy deadlines were met for assigned projects

Company: International Bridges to Justice

I worked there from 2/2017 until 5/2017

Freelance Writer

Composed copy and content for numerous international brands and businesses including Harrods, Selfridge's, L'Oreal, Appear Here and more. Crafted content through a myriad of mediums including landing pages, digital content, internal communications, bids, tender and grants, press releases, SEO copywriting, evergreen content, social media, product descriptions, e-mail newsletters, articles, technical writing, advertisements and blog posts.

Company: Multiple Clients

I worked there from 8/2016 until now

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