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$30 USD / hour
manchester, united kingdom
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Catherine W.


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$30 USD / hour
manchester, united kingdom
$30 USD / hour
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Ex-BBC Journalist, Copywriter, Proofreader

I'm a former BBC journalist, reporter and producer with a superb eye for detail, as well as substantial experience in PR (government, public sector and B2B) and copywriting. Qualified broadcast journalist: Post-Graduate Diploma (Distinction) recognised by the UK's leading journalism training school: Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) You can commission me with total confidence that I will deliver a service which draws upon the experience, skills and professional qualities I've honed over nearly three decades working in multiple fields including broadcast media (radio and television); news and current affairs; government and public sector; charity and voluntary sector; and manufacturing and engineering. I strive to provide a service which delivers: ACCURACY * attention to detail * journalistic standards reflecting a code of ethics based on public trust, fairness, integrity and independence CREATIVITY * 100% original content * engaging copy which delivers key messages * SEO compliant PROFESSIONALISM * commitment to deliver on time and within budget * timely communication with progress reports * personal and professional accountability If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Best wishes, Cathie P

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Freelance copywriter / Public Relations

Cre-8 Media
Aug 2013 - Present
Includes: Charity & Voluntary (August 2013 - May 2020) Delivered PR, digital media and Audio Visual services for a National Lottery charity granted £1 million in funding. Finance (April 2013 - ongoing) Provided PR and copywriting to one of the UK's leading vehicle fleet finance companies. Manufacturing (December 2017 - ongoing) Provided PR and copywriting to a leading critical power solutions provider. Government (June 2016 - January 217) Managed the PR for a Member of Parliament

PR Consultant

Local Government
Jun 2009 - Apr 2013 (3 years, 10 months)
Provided specialist PR services to local government and multi-agency public sector partnerships, including: PR - strategy, events, launches, reputation management Copywriting (in-house magazines, press releases, newspaper columns, web copy, blogs etc) Audio Visual content Digital media

PR & Marketing Manager

Jan 2008 - Feb 2009 (1 year, 1 month)
Managed the PR and marketing output as part of the Business Development team for one of Mouchel's public/private partnerships in NW England.


Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism (Distinction)

Birmingham City University, United Kingdom 2003
(Less than a year)

BA Honours - Combined Honours in Archaeology & Ancient History and Medieval & Modern History.

The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom 1987 - 1990
(3 years)


Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism

The BJTC’s model of professional accreditation is highly valued both by industry and Higher and Further Education because it represents a benchmark of best practice against which potential students can judge prospective courses.

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