I've worked in communications throughout my career, in several huge organisations and then, since 2000, as an independent consultant and freelance writer. My work experience has spanned financial services, heritage/environment and a health trade union - in business, charity and voluntary sectors. Since setting up my own business, I've written for clients from UNESCO to the Royal Shakespeare Company and Oxford Brookes University to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. I have also returned to my academic roots and now teach community classes in art history.
1987-1993: Willis plc, an international insurance broker, based in The City of London. I rose from graduate trainee to a manager of UK marketing, developing good understanding of the culture and needs of a large, private sector business.
1993-1996: The National Trust, Thames & Chilterns Region, where as Assistant Public Affairs manager I was responsible for, among other things, publications, advertising and supporter relations for the Trust region with the largest membership base. I developed a strong interest in environmental and heritage conservation and also drew on my academic background in history and architectural history.
1997-2000: Royal College of Nursing, Communications Officer, based at the headquarters of one of the UK's largest trade unions. Here, I created a new, weekly newsletter for the 300,000 RCN members, improved the members' magazine and produced a range of clinical and employment relations publications. I also developed internal communications for staff and the elected Council. I still write regularly for the RCN.
2000+ Freelance writer. I work independently for a range of clients, and also as an associate with design companies and the heritage interpretation consultancy, Interpretaction.
2010+ Art history lecturer. I am a Visiting Lecturer for the University of South Wales, as well as lecturing independently in the local area.
Interests: When I'm not at the keyboard or white board, I enjoy travelling, walking, photography, painting and creative writing. For five years I was chair and deputy chair of Monmouth Women's Festival, running a series of events to mark International Women's Day.
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