Samples of my work as a writer
Samples of my work can be seen in the following publications.
Writing for community magazines
My professional sub-editing of articles submitted by members of the public ensures consistency of style and grammar. I researched and wrote occasional features and was one of the proof reading team for Prosider magazine.
Editorial services for business newsletters
I interview business owners and write company profiles for the Keighley Town Centre Association's quarterly newsletter. I sub-edit other articles and features and am one of the proof reading team.
Local authority publications
I am employed part-time by Bradford Council to write its award-winning staff newsletter, Pride@Work, which goes to 10,000 staff who are employed by the authority.
Pride@Work won The 2005 Charity and Public Services Publishing Awards Newsletter of the Year jointly with the Council's residents' newsletter and was a finalist in The Yorkshire and Lincolnshire CIPR New Pride Awards 2007 in the Best Newspaper or Magazine category.
Since autumn 2006 the newsletter has carried the 'Approved by Plain English Campaign' crystal mark, indicating that it fulfils high standards for clear layout and design, and language appropriate for the intended audience.
Here is a PDF file of a recent issue.
Research and writing for local information guides
I researched and wrote editorial on eating out and shopping for the Shipley and Saltaire Guide.