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Catherine W.

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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

Mouchel
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.

Education

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)

Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism

BJTC
2003
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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