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nicole4media

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Member since February, 2012

I run a tiny business called POPDOT MEDIA, specialising in multiplatform design encompassing branding, identity and marketing services for both print and online. I also offer a dedicated consultancy service for clients who need help with marketing strategy and with the development of digital workspaces.

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@nicole4media

  • 87%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 12%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Exams

  • Freelancer Orientation Top 7%
    75%
  • US English Level 1 Top 18%
    95%
  • UK English 1 Top 26%
    75%

Top Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Website Design
  • HTML
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • iPhone
  • Photo Editing
  • Email Marketing
  • Proofreading
  • Typography
  • PDF
  • eBooks
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Medical
  • Biology
  • Covers & Packaging
  • Format & Layout
  • Templates
+ show more

Recent Reviews

  • image of sim5775 Create a Wordpress Template [Sealed]

    “Just a wonderful experience dealing with Nic...Will certainly be using her again for the next project soon...”

    sim5775 Flag of Australia last week.
    • PHP
    • Wordpress
    • CSS
    • HTML
  • image of NatSmithCompare Cool fun interactive infographic needed $1645.00 AUD

    “Nic was really easy to work with on our interactive infographic. She understood our brief and delivered it brilliantly. Would definitely work with her again on future projects.”

    NatSmithCompare Flag of Australia 3 months ago.
  • image of bluebit7281 Finish our Wordpress Site $1384.00 USD

    “Great to work with, and helped us out on things not originally entitled in the project. All around awesome work and will use Nicole much more in the future! Can't go wrong with her work!”

    bluebit7281 Flag of United States 5 months ago.
    • Website Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Photography
    • Photo Editing
    • Content Writing
  • image of raifdouthwaite Rival The Big Telecommunications $705.00 AUD

    “Great work, highly professional while oozing with talent, would hire again.”

    raifdouthwaite Flag of Australia 5 months ago.
    • Website Design
    • Software Architecture
    • English (UK)
  • image of jelundin Illustration for a scientific project $2400.00 USD

    “Excellent and professional service!”

    jelundin Flag of Finland 6 months ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Hire me
    • Infographics
  • image of tikker T2Future 2.0 $1580.00 USD

    “A brilliant and super cool girl. Who communicates and has the understanding of your business needs to success.”

    tikker Flag of Norway 7 months ago.
    • PHP
    • Website Design
    • Graphic Design
    • HTML

Experience

Creative Director

Oct 2012

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Freelance copyeditor

Aug 2011 - Aug 2012 (1 year)

Freelance app developer, ebook and digital magazine production and design

Jan 2010

Responsibilities include: o Project management for multiplatform (websites, ebooks and social media) projects for independent vendors involving scheduling of project elements, adhering to budget and juggling additional client requests o Identifying customer needs beyond the brief to add value o iOS application design and development in Xcode o Writing code for native iOS applications using Objective-C o Layout, design and cover art for ebooks and digital magazines in Adobe CS5.5 (InDesign, Illustrator

Senior Production Editor, Nature Reviews journals

Aug 2008 - Oct 2012 (4 years)

Responsible for the management of projects, maintenance of workflow systems and quality control across the Nature Reviews clinical titles. Main duties: o Monitoring and developing strategies for improving workflow, enhancing the brand and increasing revenue; generating ideas for new and alternative publishing solutions; tracking and analysing productivity and reporting to senior management; collaborating with other development partners to get ideas off the ground o Developing schedules and monitoring the

Production Editor, Nature Clinical Practice journals

Aug 2006 - Aug 2008 (2 years)

Managing production workflow and creating pages for the online and print products for 4 NCP titles. Main duties: o Producing all article and advert layouts in InDesign and creation of artwork in Illustrator and Photoshop o Compiling issues for online and print; production of print PDFs and enhanced PDFs for web o Resolving pre-press quality/production issues for print and web o Checking pre-live advance online publication and issue web sites and liaison with the web team (in India) o Implementing strat

Production Editor, EMBO reports

Aug 2005 - Aug 2006 (1 year)

Management of the entire workflow for the production of the society title EMBO reports on behalf of the European Molecular Biology Organization. Main duties: o Project management of articles between Germany, London and India o Copyediting and page layouts in InDesign for front-half articles and coordination of outsourcing for back-half articles o Proofreading and implementation of house style o Compiling issues for print and web; creating print pdfs and enhanced pdfs for web o Resolving any pre-press q

Production Coordinator

Jan 2005 - May 2005 (4 months)

Responsible for the editing, design and production of Self-Sustainability and Small Scale Farming, a book detailing the efficient use of land and natural resources for small communities in rural South Africa. The book was translated into Xhosa and Afrikaans and local funding was obtained to cover printing costs and distribution to small South African communities.

Senior Production Coordinator

Aug 2004 - Aug 2005 (1 year)

Responsible for producing coursebooks and study materials. Main duties: o Scheduling of projects o Providing cost estimation for projects and sourcing of quotes from suppliers o Creating layouts to house style using QuarkXPress/Adobe InDesign and Adobe illustration software o Liaison with editors, printers and pre-press contractors

Freelance Editor

Jan 2003 - May 2004 (1 year)

Production Editor

Sep 2002 - May 2004 (1 year)

Responsible for project management of publications (Australian Dental Journal, ADA News Bulletin and general publications such as annual reports and directories) from receipt of copy to distribution involving: o Mark-up and editing of copy and review and revision of text to the standard and style required o Layout and design using QuarkXPress and Adobe illustration software o Checking and editing of HTML conversion and posting of content to the ADA website o Liaison with writers, reviewers, photographer

Communications Officer

Jan 2001 - Sep 2002 (1 year)

Newsletter Editor

Jan 2000 - Aug 2001 (1 year)

Education

BA

1998 - 2001 (3 years)

Fine Arts Photography

2000 - 2001 (1 year)

Certifications

Advanced Adobe Illustrator (2010)

Media and Public Relations (2003)

Scientific and Technical Editing (2003)

Advanced Acrobat Professional (2004)

Quark XPress (2002)

Adobe Photoshop (2002)

Adobe Illustrator (2002)

Advanced Adobe Photoshop (2002)

Advanced Adobe InDesign (2005)

Publications

Nature Reviews Cardiology

Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology

Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Nature Reviews Nephrology

Nature Reviews Rheumatology

Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Nature Reviews Neurology

Nature Reviews Urology

EMBO reports

ADA News Bulletin

Australian Dental Journal

Badges

  • The Cap-tain!

    Reach the level 20 level cap!
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • Warren Buffet

    Complete a project worth over $1000 USD.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Neighbourhood Watch

    Reporting a user who violates our terms of service
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • Insta-Hire

    Use Hire Me to employ a Freelancer.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • King of the Hill

    Sponsor 50 bids.
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • The Biller

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • The Rocketeer

    Sponsor 20 bids.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • The Speculator

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • Quick Pick

    Award your project within 24 hours of posting
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • Spread the News

    Invite 10 friends to join Freelancer.com
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • The Prospector

    Post your first project.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • Warren Buffet

    Complete a project worth over $1000 USD.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • King of the Hill

    Sponsor 50 bids.
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • The Cap-tain!

    Reach the level 20 level cap!
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • The Rocketeer

    Sponsor 20 bids.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Neighbourhood Watch

    Reporting a user who violates our terms of service
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • Insta-Hire

    Use Hire Me to employ a Freelancer.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • The Biller

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • The Speculator

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • Quick Pick

    Award your project within 24 hours of posting
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • Spread the News

    Invite 10 friends to join Freelancer.com
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • The Prospector

    Post your first project.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method