I really enjoy writing, editing and working with words. I have an MA in Creative Writing and passed the Diploma from The Chartered Institute of Public Relations with Merit. In my current position I manage our websites, providing copy and also details for the e-commerce sections. My BA is in Drama, giving me an interest in writing in different styles and 'voices' so I enjoy the challenge of developing tone-of-voice work. I was an internal commuications specialist for Siemens Medical Solutions, which needed an ablity to write in a variety of styles on a variety of subjects for many different audiences.
Marketing Manager at The Pottery Place PresentCraft Supplies & Family ActivitiesI liaise with craft magazines to supply agreed project copy and editorial. I also create the HTML email newsletters that we regularly send out to our customer base and I provide press releases to the local media – including one following the kidnap of our giant papier mache elephant. In addition I write the content for our websites, including an introduction to our ranges; how-to guides; and product descriptions, terms and conditions and information for the e-commerce sections. We have a large range of leaflets, all of which I write and design.
Communications Executive at Siemens Medical Solutions 2005EngineeringI was responsible for creating and developing our intranet site, and producing literature to support various initiatives. I wrote the annual review that was presented to employees by the CEO, as well as writing the monthly staff briefings and developing the managemnt response to staff surveys. I also reviewed and edited the technical support material that accompanied our products, and drafted legal and procedural documentation. We were a multi-site organisation spanning 3 continents so I appreciate the importance of a message being appropriately tailored for its geography.