My CV

I’m a freelance writer based in south London in the UK. My full CV is available on LinkedIn, but in short I write anything from funny scripts to entertainment news and clear, concise copy. Before that I gained over 10 years’ experience producing digital and social media content for companies like the BBC, MTV and The National Theatre.

Writing / editing

  • x4 15″ radio scripts of Charlotte & Lillian co-written with Holly Walsh for Radio 4 (2017)
  • Currently writing daily news and features about pop culture for BBC America (2016 -)
  • x5 online video scripts for the School of Life, on topics such as “The History of Manners“, “The History of Love” and “How We’re All Going to Die” (commissioned by Alain de Botton, 2014-2015)
  • x3 interactive guides to Shakespeare for the BBC, entitled “Was Shakespeare a fraud?”, “How much of what we say today do we owe to Shakespeare?”, and “Was the theatre more fun in Shakespeare‘s time?” (commissioned by Simon Delafond, 2013)
  • Edited content for a relaunch of the website for arts charity DACS, working closely with lawyers to rewrite complex and legally sensitive copy for a wider audience (2012)
  • Wrote and edited copy for refresh of the BBC R&D website (commissioned by Olivier Thereaux, 2012)
  • Commercial copy for the Daily Telegraph’s daily deals service Telegraph Selected (2012)
  • Wrote Friends episode synopses for Comedy Central in the house style (2011)
  • Various sketches for Bearded Ladies on Radio 4 (2006-7)
  • Digital writer at MTV UK, writing news articles, weekly newsletter and developing interactive programme ideas.(2004)

Producing

  • Produced an educational guide to the history of black plays for the National Theatre, working with curators and interviewing key directors and producers (2015)
  • Various social media campaigns for Sky TV, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Asian Network (2013 -2014)
  • Worked with a creative technologist to build “Alarum”, an interactive commission for the Royal Shakespeare Company (2012)
  • Managed website for the Courtauld Institute of Art (2011-2012)
  • Produced and audience-tested a physical radio prototype for RadioTAG technology, which won the TechCon Technical Innovation Award at Radio Festival 2011 and Technology Innovation Award at NAB 2012 (2011)
  • Worked with BERG to produce “Shownar”, a website that ranked BBC programmes based on how much they were being talked about on social media (2009)
  • Produced and edited copy, images, video, audio and games for the BBC Comedy site (2006 – 2009)
  • x18 daily videos highlighting the best new comedians at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe or the BBC (2008)
  • Online game entitled “The Semi-Official Adventures of Captain Helix“, launched to coincide with BBC2 sitcom Hyperdrive (2006)
  • Online game version of Mitchell and Webb sketch “Numberwang” (2006)