Experience and Qualifications

With seven years’ experience as a journalist, two years as the editor of a peer-reviewed academic journal, also as a successful PhD researcher, press officer for a South Pennines-based regeneration company and a copy writer for a successful business to business marketing company I am ideally placed to offer a professional service whatever your requirements, from academic to business, and promotional material to local interest stories.

Experience and qualifications:

  • PhD in Peace Studies (Global Governance of Food and Agriculture)
  • Masters in Peace Studies (MA)
  • Masters in Research (MRes)
  • BA (Hons) in Journalism
  • SfEP (Society for Editors and Proofreaders) Proofreading training
  • Seven years as a journalist
  • NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) trained
  • Editor of the peer-reviewed academic journal Peace, Conflict and Development (two years)
  • Research assistant on international research projects, including a five country study on the Worst Forms of Child Labour in conflict and post conflict settings, working for the University of Bradford and the United Nations International Labour Organisation
  • Business to Business copy writer
  • Press officer
  • Writer for various publications

As a proofreader and copy writer I am able to work on any subject. However, my work so far has been concentrated in a number of specialist subject areas:

Academic areas:

  • International relations
  • Politics
  • Peace/Conflict
  • Global governance/international organisations/United Nations
  • Food and agriculture
  • Human Security
  • Global Public Goods
  • Democracy and state building
  • Africa
  • Child Labour
  • Research methods

South Pennines, Yorkshire and Calderdale-based local knowledge:

  • Local history
  • Heritage/industrial
  • Natural environment
  • Food-based projects
  • Art/artists
  • Regeneration
  • Social enterprises

I also have background knowledge on:

  • Walking
  • Travel – local and worldwide
  • Small holder farming
  • Horses
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Volunteering
  • International affairs
  • Films
  • Radio