Kirsty Herrington

Copywriter, Sub-editor, Proofreader

Summary

With a degree in Journalism and experience of working both in the publishing and travel industries, I have excellent writing skills, the ability to write for different audiences, acute attention to detail, and a love of red pens for when I'm editing text.

In addition to my job as an executive assistant, I am currently a freelance sub-editor and proofreader, and to date my projects have included editing magazines for a publishing company, proofreading websites and writing a variety of texts for a Cape Town-based charity. I am very well organised, enthusiastic, able to meet strict deadlines and balance workloads.

Testimonials

Posted by Lena Whitaker (Senior Designer), Oscar Rae

Written testimonial:
I have collaborated with Kirsty in her many roles of writer, editor and proofreader across a variety of projects, and have found her extremely capable and enthusiastic with an innate attention to detail. She always meets the deadline, providing consistent and relevant work. Her attitude makes her a welcome and valuable addition to any team, and I would not hesitate in recommending her.

Portfolio

SAYes

http://sa-yes.com/2013/08/british-london-10k-wrapup/

After taking part in a fundraising event for Cape Town-based charity SAYes, I was tasked with writing a blog piece about the race to inform supporters and also encourage future donations.

skills used: Creative Writing, Content Writing

SAYes

www.sa-yes.com/2014/12 /cape-town-cycle-junior-tour/

I was responsible for writing a few blog pieces for the SAYes website, informing supporters of what was happening with the charity and how people could help in their fundraising activities.

skills used: Creative Writing, Copywriting

SAYes

https://issuu.com/sa-yes/docs/sa-yes_annualreport2014/1

I was responsible for proofreading and editing the charity's annual report, and working alongside the designer to ensure that the changes were made.

skills used: Proofreading, Editing

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within Essex/London.
Within United Kingdom.
Can telecommute.

Length of contract

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Weeks.
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Years.