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Richard Reed | Elance
 
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Richard Reed

Professionally trained UK journalist
   United Kingdom
  |   Dorchester, Dorset
  |  11:02 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

I am an experienced journalist, who worked at editor level in UK regional newspapers before becoming editor of a business magazine.

For the past five years I have been freelancing on business and finance magazines, including 18 months as a sub-editor at the Financial Times in London.

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Skills (9)

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Business Writing
Editing
Content Writing
Adobe InDesign
Quark Xpress
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint

Service Description

After more than 20 years in journalism I can produce professionally written features on almost any topic, although business/finance is my speciality.

I am also a fast and accurate copy editor. My formal newspaper training enables me to turn turgid prose into bright, readable copy, and I have a good understanding of legal issues, including copyright and defamation. I always hit deadlines.

I often produce publications on a contract basis, most recently for AltAssets (www.altassets.net), which involved helping the company to design and edit the launch issues of two magazines.

I spent five years as editor of Better Business magazine, where I was responsible for writing cover stories, liaising with freelancers, and commissioning features and photographs, together with all aspects of design and production.

I have a thorough knowledge of the business sector, from start-up to corporate level, and I can write and/or edit copy quickly and accurately. My formal newspaper training (NCTJ) means I have a good understanding of legal issues, including copyright and defamation.

I have also written an e-book, and I am well-placed to help writers with this type of project.



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Employment

New Media Horizons
Freelance editor, sub-editor and writer
2007 - Present
Freelance sub-editor on various titles including The Times, Mortgage Strategy, Recruiter, Fund Strategy, Citywire, and most recently 18 months at Investment Adviser, part of the Financial Times...
Cobweb Information
Editor
2000 - 2007
Editor, Better Business magazine, Active Information, Chepstow (now Cobweb Information, Newcastle). Consumer magazine aimed at business start-up market. Responsible for writing and commissioning...
Business Money
Assistant Editor
2000 - 2000
Assistant Editor, Business Money magazine, Street, Somerset. Left to take up post as Editor of Better Business.
Dorset Community Newspapers
Editor
1995 - 2000
Founder, editor and production editor, Guardian Newspapers, Dorchester, Dorset. Three-edition, weekly newspapers series with free distribution of 10,000 and editorial staff of two reporters and two...
Dorset Evening Echo
Deputy Editor
1995 - 1995
Deputy Editor, Dorset Evening Echo, Weymouth, Dorset. Responsibilities included overseeing production and deputising for the editor during his absence setting up a new training programme. Having...

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Journalist
editor
copy editor
sub-editor
writer
business
finance
features
fast
accurate
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