I have been writing content for blogs and websites for almost ten years. During this time, I have seen major changes to the internet itself and the way in which content is engaged with by readers. SEO and social networking now come hand-in-hand with content creation, and I am completely comfortable with this.
I am currently studying a Bachelors degree in English, Journalism and Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, meaning I have the formal training as well as the existing skill base to produce good, coherent and topical copy as required.
My primary focus has been on the video games and tech industry, but my experiences in the business world mean I am more than capable of creating content on almost any topic.
My primary experience with writing copy has been in the video games and tech industries. Writing as a blogger, I have produced copy for AOL, personal blogs and professional websites. My current work as Staff Writer for Giant Fire Breathing Robot can be found here; http://gfbrobot.com/author/craig/
My work for AOL can be found here; http://massively.joystiq.com/editor/craig-withers
I am currently studying English, Journalism and Creative Writing full-time at the undergraduate level, meaning I have the technical training to back up my own experience. This also means I can offer formal proof-reading and editing skills along with academic writing skills. My marks so far at university have been exclusively 1st or 2:1 marks.
I have written for a number of student newspapers, again providing copy covering the video game industry, but also covering sports news and general news coverage.
Alongside my writing experience, I have spent over 10 year in the private and public sectors, working as an IT Technician. This work included the creation of detailed reports on ongoing project work as well as regular reports on daily tasks. I therefore have the ability to produce copy for business, with the appropriate tone and content.
As well as my direct experience of creating content for a variety of providers, I will bring professionalism, high quality work and the ability to deliver that work on time.
University of Strathclyde
BA Hons English, Journalism and Creative Writing