I am a Journalism and English Language graduate from the University of Portsmouth. I am a highly motivated individual who is extremely enthusiastic and committed to every task I undertake. I am capable of writing in many different styles to cater for both specialist and general publications. I have strong IT skills with good knowledge of both basic software (MS Office) and specialist editing software (Adobe CS5 suite & QuarkXpress). I am a confident user of both PC and Mac interfaces.
My name is Andrew Roach and I am a freelance journalist and online writer/editor with a degree in Journalism and English Language BA (Hons) based near Cambridge, England.I have 3 years experience of writing and editing articles and stories and I have written pieces on numerous topics and for different audiences. In the past, I have wrote for a major sports betting company and a science publisher. I currently write articles over many subjects ranging from technology to music. I am also a content editor for a SEO marketing business.As for my skills, I am meticulous and thorough in my research scouring numerous sources to make sure every relevant fact and key piece of information is in the article. I have written articles for a wide range of audiences ranging from the general public to specialist professions so I can write articles on any subject and make them both engaging and informative. I can also insert meta-tags and key words into the articles ensuring that all the articles appear at the top of any searches and links on other articles across the site.
I am also proficient in using design software such as the Adobe Creative Suite or QuarkExpress meaning that not only can I write the articles, I also provide the ability to design them in whatever style you desire..
University of Portsmouth
BA Journalism and English Language
2008 - 2011
2012 - Present
roles included writing news and feature articles for website, researching and suggesting potential articles for website, sourcing pictures and uploading/publishing blog posts. I wrote in both technical and plain languages. In this role, I am currently further enhancing my organisation and time management attributes.
2011 - 2012
Editing articles, press releases, presentations and videos. Introducing and updating content production processes
Ask The Experts
2011 - 2012
Produced, wrote and edited articles on technology and science. Sourced own ideas and pictures.
Permanent Mail Sorter
2011 - 2012
Sorting letters, adding and checking figures and prices, undertaking and completing quality control checks.
2011 - 2011
Wrote match previews and summary pieces on diffrent betting odds on football matches.
Institute of Materials, Metals and Mining
2010 - 2010
Wrote news pieces and sourced pictures. Wrote previews and reviews. Designed and edited content pages and articles.
News Team Member
2009 - 2010
Wrote and produced weekly news bulletins for student radio. Edited bulletin and placed bulletin on air.