I am a professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.
I have the following academic qualifications:
•National Council for the Training of Journalists.
Writing for the periodical press
Basics of subediting
Sharpening your English
•Communications, Advertising and Marketing Foundation.
Modules: sales promotion and direct marketing
Advanced Features Writing, tutored by Guardian journalist, Melissa Benn
BA Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
If you've read down this far, another fact is that I have an adorable Labrador called Mabel.
Relax, you've found someone to rely on.
I've 16 years' experience copy-editing, copywriting, proofreading and project managing print and digital resources.
Whether a lifestyle publisher, the local council or specialist building contractor, I've solid experience working with public or private sector clients on B2B or B2C projects or for public education.
I think of myself as a global citizen. And I've specialism in development issues, writing for international non-governmental organisations and charities on subjects as wide-ranging as climate change to maternal healthcare. This has seen me travel to many countries in search of compelling stories, from Tajikistan to Colombia, Sudan to Cambodia.
I am also a professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. As a trained copy-editor, with expertise preparing text into plain English, I often work remotely with international staff who have English as a second language.
Clients come to me when it’s rush hour in the office and they need backup or a second opinion. Here are a few kind words from some of them:
“An extremely creative, helpful and conscientious copywriter who quickly understood the brief and delivered words that got under the hood of the services we provide.”
— William Chouffot, Marketing Manager, Guildprime Specialist Contracts Ltd
“Jo Johnston is a highly versatile and reliable writer. I commissioned her freelance services at short notice and was delighted to find that she was quick to interpret what was needed and able to produce accurate copy well within deadline.”
— Jill Keene, Editor at International Property Media
So, let me take up the slack. Get in touch: email@example.com
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