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I am a freelance travel writer, specialising in adventures, sustainable tourism and the great outdoors. Previously I was the editor of TNT Magazine and TNT Downunder.

Skills

Content Writing

Employment

  • TNT Magazine

    2015 - 2018

    As Editor, my key duties were to create two monthly magazines as well as update the website and social media platforms on a daily basis. My responsibilities were to manage the editorial team and commission freelancers on a regular basis. Other tasks I performed regularly included:

    • Preparing, writing and editing features from writers for the TNT brand.

    • Reading ‘copy’ to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.

    •​Identifying ways to improve website performance and increase traffic, predominantly on a daily basis, through social media channels.

    •​Delivering editorial content to the main website using the CMS to achieve traffic and commercial objectives.

    •​Allocating print space for story text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters and copy significance, using knowledge of layout principles.

    •​Planning the content in each monthly edition according to TNT style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements.

    •​Overseeing publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting and printing, as well as ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements were met.

    • Managing the content costs.

    •​Monitoring news-gathering operations to ensure utilisation of all content, such as press releases, telephone contacts, radio, television and other reporters.

    • Press trips to various locations.

    • Looking after writing team and sourcing new freelance contributors on a regular basis.

  • IndustrySA Magazine

    2012 - 2015

    As a Business Journalist, I spent many hours interviewing decision makers from large corporate companies to understand how to best promote their business in the IndustrySA Magazine. My duties included:

    • Researching and writing business related stories and reports.

    • Interviewing chief executive officers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs.

    • Getting involved with the editorial planning of the magazine.

    • Ensuring the social media sites remain updated with stories and information.

    • Writing stories according to the magazine’s editorial style and formatting guidelines.

  • Accademia Britannica

    2000 - 2009

    EFL teacher.

Education

  • Postgraduate degree in Applied Linguistics

    Language analysis and specialism.