My working history has involved gaining a wide range of experience in several sectors such as the public sector, retail and banking as outlined below. I am a diligent, hardworking and creative individual. After several years in the marketing landscape, I have developed a genuine passion for writing, my interest in this stems from the website you’re currently on.
2017 – Present University of Salford: MSc Digital Marketing (Merit)
2012 – 2015 University of Manchester: BSc (Hons) Geography (2:1)
2005 – 2012 Bury Grammar School (Girls):
2012 A–levels: Geography (A), Biology (B), Chemistry (B) AS levels: Mathematics (A), Physics (A), General Studies (B)
2010 GCSEs: 3 A* (including Maths) 7 A (including English)
Digital Marketing Experience
Nov 2016 – Present
This website is an ongoing passion where I review upcoming and newly released fiction books. I’ve gained opportunities to interview best-selling authors through my online presence including the likes of Becky Albertalli (author of Simon Vs…, adapted into the film Love, Simon). It also serves as a portfolio for my photography, which is a keen hobby of mine.
Nov 2019 – Present
Play Read Repeat is a joint-blogging project where the focus is primarily on gaming and associated books. The primary way in which I engage with my audience for this is through Instagram but there are many plans to increase blog posts. This website will also serve as a place to post reviews on manga and anime.
Aug 2019 – Mar 2020
Marketing and Administration Assistant
John Whitaker International/Brogini, Rochdale
Managed all social media marketing, creating and managing campaigns and offers to help increase sales and traffic to the company’s website. These campaigns were through Facebook and Instagram, whilst also being supplemented by blog post creation where possible. In addition, I was also tasked with the photography of new and existing products to use within social media campaigns along with updates to the main website. For incoming products, I researched the items due in to start planning product descriptions alongside social media campaigns for these.
Apr 2018 – Aug 2019
Copywriter/Corporate Document Writer
KBS Corporate, Bolton
Working within the writing team, my role involved the creation of written marketing materials through liaising with clients to help sell their businesses. The documents were written and designed predominantly within Adobe InDesign, and I created a range of templates for my team whilst working here, quickly becoming the first choice for training new starters on the software. Working with high-value clients within a diverse range of sectors allowed me to develop my skills as a writer and establish a broad knowledge base.
Jan 2017 – Sep 2017
Content Writer/Social Media Planner
Online Trade Solution Ltd
Increased sales and traffic to several websites using social media marketing through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Regularly created posts on all platforms, focusing on search engine optimisation both through blog posts and written content on the websites.
Arranged giveaways on social media to increase sales.
Other Work Experience
Jun 2016 – Apr 2017
DWP, Oldham JobCentre Plus
Helped customers from a variety of different backgrounds become more work ready, including helping them to write CVs.
Aided with in-house training of other colleagues with digital technologies.
Kept my own diary to maximum capacity, whilst helping other colleagues as much as possible and researched into local opportunities for customers.
May 2016 – Jun 2016
Workspace Design and Build, Manchester
Created invoices for large orders of supplies, both for the office and for several active work sites.
Collected daily site logs for each of the main sites being worked on.
Liaised with the off-site technical company to fix any issues.
Aug 2015 – Apr 2016
BNY Mellon, Manchester
Frequently fixed issues with trades by liaising with clients.
Took on the work load of others on a regular basis and extra tasks to help the team run smoother.
Met strict deadlines throughout the day.
Regularly went over procedures, seeing where improvements could be made and distributed these to the team.
Creative – I had my photography featured in the University of Manchester newspaper several times, and I have my own Etsy store.
Team work – skills enhanced through employment and university projects.
Organised – experienced at meeting deadlines.
ICT – lots of experience with Microsoft Office, also Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe InDesign.
Flexible – able to multitask with excellent time management, demonstrated whilst working three jobs and balancing academic career.
I have a keen interest in travel, both to see historic sites and experience new cultures, which links to my love of photography as I enjoy following up with blog posts after my travels. I am also a keen reader of books which I love to review on my website, which ties into my love for writing not only blog posts but working on fictional stories. Additionally, I am eager to learn new skills and hence I regularly try new crafts.