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Nico Johnson | Elance
Last Sign-in: Oct 2, 2013

Nico Johnson

Experienced UK Editor & Journalist
   United Kingdom
  |   Swanage, Dorset


I am an experienced English professional journalist, author and Editor, having twelve years experience working on a well-established UK monthly publication.

I can offer a fast, reliable turn-around time and am happy to communicate with employers as required.

I have an excellent command of the English language and am also qualified and experienced through Cambridge CELTA to teach English as a foreign language.

I am offering a professional service including editing, proofreading and copywriting (including rewrites). I am also happy to...

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Short front page article covering Swanage Regatta & Carnival.
Front page article & pictures reporting a wave of vandalism in response to high...
Continuation of front page article on vandalism as a result of 2nd homes
Front page report and pictures on 'missing' villagers as a result of the rising housing...
Front page report on how the housing crisis is pushing traditional local families out.
Continuation of article 4
Front page report on unacceptable decision by local planning department which affected...
A short (to word limit) piece on Field Honey farms in Dorset following a day out with a...
A short (to word limit) piece on the opening of a private equestrian school to the...
Short (to word limit) sales piece on the retail outlet, Skinmates.
A short (to word limit) review of a new DVD release.
A short (to word limit) piece on an archaeological weekend.
Follow-up travel piece (to word limit) on Luxor, Egypt.
Sales editorial (to word limit) on local family history company.
Commissioned column on current issues - written to word limit.
A commissioned column, Raven's Claw, which ran monthly. 3 separate files included on...
A commissioned article 'The Mysterious Someone', to a word limit. Subject - apathy...
Commissioned Press Release for a community group - sent out to all UK press offices.
Modifiers teaching material (part of full lesson plan)
Further Modifiers teaching material (part of full lesson plan)
Quantifiers teaching material (part of full lesson plan)
Part of comprehension & vocab lesson
Working will 'will and If'
Card designed on commission for client

Skills (1)

English Spelling Test (UK Version)
My Score

Service Description

I am happy to offer my services to serious employers.

I love working with words and take a pride in my work - if I make a bid for your project, then I will adhere to all agreements made and timelines set.

I will only bid what I am happy to work for - I know that my services are well worth the value I place on them.

I am easy to work with and am an excellent communicator - I like to ensure that I have all the relevant information in order to enable me to complete your project in the way you want it done - you are, after all, the client!

I am also the author of a successful travel guide to The Isle of Purbeck - The Purbeck Guidette, which is currently available in outlets across the UK

I am proficient in the following categories, having worked full time in the industry since 2001:

Editing, Sub-Editing, Proofreading.

Press Release writing.

Article/column writing.

Editing for Web Content.

Sales Editorial.

I also work in the following categories to an acceptable level: Leaflet & business card design (CorelDraw & Photoshop), lay-up and design in In-Design.

I am also highly proficient in advertising and PR.

PLEASE NOTE - some of the examples of my work in my portfolio are bylined in my maiden name of Campbell-Allen. My married name is Johnson, which I now use.

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The Purbeck Gazette Ltd
2001 - Present
I am currently working as Editor on a monthly UK publication. I understand writing for the press and can help you to get taken seriously by the media. I also have experience in editing...
Harrow House International College
English Teacher
1998 - 1999
Teaching English as a foreign language to non-English speaking students. I taught both adult and junior level, from Beginner to Advanced. I completed lesson plans and produced classroom material....
The Gallup Organization Ltd
CFMC Survent Specwriter
1996 - 1998
I was promoted after an intensive testing and interviewing process to the position of primary CFMC Survent Specwriter for the UK division of The Gallup Organization Ltd. I was trained over a six...
The Gallup Organization Ltd
Executive Interviewer and Monitering Specialist
1994 - 1996
Working at the UK office of The Gallup Organization Ltd, I was employed primarily as an Executive Interviewer, conducting market research interviews in a call centre. I was quickly given...


Beaminster Comprehensive School
9 GCSE Level awards.
1987 - 1991
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