Known professionally as Kal Aise, I have an English degree from Oxford University, a post-grad from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, and a passion for the inspirational power of language - both visual and verbal.
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I've been a freelance film, TV and theatre professional since 2003 - scriptwriting, acting, directing, producing, marketing - working also in corporate video production and training workshops.
Since 2009 I've worked for market-leading U.K. telephone charity fundraising agency Listen Fundraising, creating and managing...
I offer extensive skills and experience in creating and editing persuasive, attention-grabbing content for clients in various sectors - creative and commercial - having worked for the last six years almost exclusively for market-leading, award-winning, UK charity telephone fundraising agency Listen Fundraising.
I progressed to the position of Senior Scriptwriter there, managing a team of two scriptwriters with editorial responsibility for all script output.
I'm seeking to work on more diverse projects than I could at Listen using my wider experience and skills, in conjunction with a collective of other freelance creatives where necessary, to build our own client list and eventually establish our own creative and media agency which can provide wide-ranging services for multiple sectors.
COPYWRITING AND COPYEDITING - START-UP DEVELOPMENT:
"Kal's experience and knowledge of fundraising has been a major contributory factor in Listen’s success over the last six years.” (Director of Operations, Listen Fundraising)
I was head-hunted from similar agency Pell & Bales when Listen was a start-up, helping them to grow from 20 to the 400 employees currently on the books, and want that same challenge of beginning afresh.
I'm currently working with the Food Tailor, which specialises in inspirational bespoke cookery courses for individuals, and in time will offer group courses and recipe books. I am:
*copyediting and rewriting core promotional web content
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The Food Tailor
Creative Copyeditor & Course Content Copywriter
2014 - Present
Creative copyeditor for promotional web content, and course content copywriter for start-up company specialising in bespoke cookery courses.
Scriptwriter & Lead Fundraising Manager
2009 - 2013
Creation and ongoing revision of persuasive promotional tele-fundraising scripts to secure regular direct debit gifts, as well as telemarketing scripts with a wider promotional purpose, for top...
Dual Role:Journal Books Editor/Editorial Assistant
2000 - 2001
Journal Books Editor - in charge of overseeing the publication of popular journal issues repackaged as books. Liaising with contributors, production teams, marketing teams, setting of prices and...