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nDash Writer Profile for Beth Burgess

Headline

Award-winning author and writer. 15+ years' experience. BA Hons English from UCL. Walking thesaurus.

About Me

I cut my teeth as a Reporter for The Big Issue Magazine in London. Next, I wrote SEO-based news for B2C websites, covering everything from fashion to the financial crash. I've gone on to write for the Huffington Post, New Statesman, Druglink, and the Royal Society of Arts.

I have freelanced independently for Foundations Recovery Network, covering mental health and substance misuse. I was lead writer for Pakwired, writing articles about professional development, business, startups, and entrepreneurship.

I am a therapist who specialises in addiction and mental health. I have written my own ebooks, one of which won an award. I have had two academic papers on addiction published by Oxford University Press.

I am also a small business owner. I have chaired a housing charity and written blogs to garner support for our cause. I have run workshops for businesses, NGOs, and other organisations. My personal insights into these fields often prove useful when writing for others.

I am a Brit, but I am comfortable writing in American English and adhering to different style guides.

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My Writing Samples

8 Ways to Build Unbreakable Motivation

Psychological tips aimed at entrepreneurs.

https://www.dirjournal.com/blogs/eight-ways-to-build-unbreakable-motivation/

How to Use Food to Manage Your Mental Health

Nutritional tips and other advice on using food to manage mental health and wellbeing.

https://www.intrepidmentalhealth.com/blog/how-to-use-food-to-manage-your-mental-health

Top 5 Reasons Startups Fail: Startup Study Reveals All

Report on CB Insights' startup survey, turned into an article to help entrepreneurs avoid failure.

https://pakwired.com/top-5-reasons-startups-fail-startup-study-reveals/

Solving addiction lies in empowerment, not shame

Opinion piece for New Statesman. Brighton's Recovery Walk is an important sign that stigma about addiction isn't acceptable.

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2012/10/solving-addiction-lies-empowerment-not-shame

6 WAYS TO BEAT SOCIAL MEDIA BURNOUT

Tips for entrepreneurs, brands, and small business owners on beating social media burnout.

https://socialimplications.com/social-media-burnout/

How to Land a British Man

Light-hearted piece about attracting and dating a British man based on real research.

https://pairedlife.com/dating/How-to-Land-a-British-Man

How Helping a Charity Could Cut Your Christmas Stress

A piece I wrote to market a charity, combining research and a call to action.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/beth-burgess/charity-christmas_b_8820628.html

The Climate for Corporate-Charity Partnerships Is Hotting Up

How businesses need to take corporate social responsibility seriously. Research-backed article with a case study.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/beth-burgess/the-climate-for-corporate_b_10314650.html

Experience

Freelance Writer

-Writing unique SEO-friendly content for various websites, including Directory Journal, SocialImplications, ModernMom, Livestrong, PairedLife, Synonym and ehow - Writing opinions and features for Druglink, The Huffington Post, New Statesman, Royal Society of the Arts etc. - Regular writer for Foundations Recovery Nretwork, Pakwired, and StopFryingYourBrain - Top topics include relationships, entrepreneurship, substance misuse, mental health, social media, business startups, and success

Company: Various indepedent clients

I worked there from 3/2011 until now

News Correspondent

- Researching and writing bespoke news articles and features for client websites to daily deadlines, covering a range of subjects including charity, housing, finance, travel, fashion and health - Proofreading and subbing the work of colleagues - Updating briefs and liaising with Account managers and Client Support Agents

Company: Adfero

I worked there from 2/2007 until 3/2008

Reporter

- Researching and writing single and double-page news features - Court reporting and interviewing - Consolidating news into short, pithy items in the ‘In Brief’ section of the magazine

Company: The Big Issue Magazine

I worked there from 2/2006 until 12/2006

Personal and Professional Development Coach & Addiction specialist

I am a therapist who specialises in addiction. I also coach people on personal and professional development. I have run workshops on motivating clients, combatting stress, and more for businesses and other organisations - including the NHS.

Company: Smyls

I worked there from 9/2011 until now

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Content I Write