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Tom Law | Elance
 
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Tom Law

Experienced writer & journalist
   United Kingdom
  |   Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  |  10:29 pm Local Time

Overview

I am an NCTJ qualified journalist with more than 15 years of experience. I am a fast-working and reliable worker with a track record of producing engaging content for print and online media.

In the past I have worked as a newspaper reporter, columnist and reviewer. I have also developed reality TV shows for the BBC and written dialogue for video games.

As a freelance writer I provide a wide range of writing services based on my background: article writing, blogs, scripts, press releases and copy-editing.

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Portfolio

Blog for marketing website
Quirky and light-hearted blog for T-Mobile campaign
Excerpt of longer article for ethical food website
Press release for social media company, distributed via PR Web.
Copy for a design website
Weekly games column which appeared in the Sunday Sport newspaper.
Article written for UK based travel website.
Profile page for online magazine.
http://www.sabotagetimes.com/author/tom-law/
News story about Nintendo game
http://www.hoofindan.co.uk/games/nintendo-criticised-dog-training-ad/
Press release was using in three different newspapers and led to radio interview.
Client asked for witty and casual style.
News story resulting from press release for Doubtfire Agency

Skills (8)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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Content Writing
Creative Writing
Editing
English Grammar
English Proofreading
English Spelling
Online Writing

Service Description

Press releases: As a former reporter and news editor, I know how to create the kind of press release which will gain maximum attention.

Articles: Journalistic background gives me experience of researching information and presenting it in an engaging format.

Scriptwriting: I have written scripts for both television and games. Samples are available on request.

Copywriting: I am able to adapt my writing style to suit the needs of the client. Recent work has included: T-Mobile, Consul Jewellery, Ditto Music Services.

Proofing: As a former news editor, I am able to quickly and accurately ensure that copy is of the highest possible standard.

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Employment

Freelance
Freelance writer and journalist
2011 - Present
Sevices provided: Self-generated news stories to national media Articles for print and online magazines Copy for company websites Press releases and marketing material Story/dialogue services to...
Frontier Developments
Senior Writer
2010 - 2011
•General responsibility for in-game dialogue on AAA game (approx 55,000 lines) •Writing interactive and non-interactive dialogue. •Managing, editing and supervising writing team. •Creation of...
Frontier Developments
Writer/designer
2007 - 2010
Role involved: •Generation of in-game dialogue. •Create character biographies and world background. •Design and documentation.
Kuju
Designer
2005 - 2007
Designer working on a simulation game. Role involved: •Creation and design of all 40 game scenarios. •Creation of 80 mile Newcastle to York route using in-game editor. •Writing marketing...
BBC
Development researcher
2003 - 2004
Development researcher for the BBC factual entertainment department. Role involved: • Brainstorming, generating and developing ideas for reality TV shows. • Pitch writing and competitive...
Fulmar Television
Development researcher
2000 - 2002
Development researcher for Welsh independent TV company. • Generating and developing ideas for factual shows. • Writing scripts and pitch documents. • Generated and developed pitch for a...
Aspect Television
Producer/researcher
1998 - 2001
Producer/researcher at independent Welsh TV production company. Role involved: • Producing a weekly youth magazine show for BBC Choice Wales. • Writing scripts and comedy sketches. • Filming and...
South Wales Evening Post
Assistant news editor
1996 - 1998
Assistant news editor on daily newspaper. Role involved: • Managing a team of 12 reporters. • Controlling the editorial content of the newspaper and maintaining accurate and readable copy. •...
Wrexham Evening Leader
Reporter
1993 - 1996
General reporter on a daily newspaper. Promoted to become chief reporter of the Wrexham office with responsibility for a team of four reporters.

Education

Darlington School of Journalism
NCTJ Journalism
1992 - 1993
Queen Mary & Westfield College
Human Geography BA: 2:1
1989 - 1992

Keywords

journalist
reporter
press release
games
scriptwriter
BBC
news
articles
blog
copywriting
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