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Paula Dear | Elance
 
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Paula Dear

Experienced former BBC journalist
   Argentina

Overview

Fully-qualified British journalist with 20 years of experience in features, travel and news writing, as well as copy-editing and report writing. Worked as a reporter and sub-editor on the BBC News website for 8 years, and previously as a journalist for regional and national newspapers, lifestyle magazines and corporate publications.
I have a proven track record of producing clear, concise, flawless copy, to tight deadlines. Likewise, I have years of experience in proof-reading and editing copy, and writing headlines with SEO requirements....

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Skills (10)

Tested
Journalism
News Writing
Blogging
Newspapers
Copy Editing
New Media
Feature Articles
Magazines
Editing
Copywriting

Service Description

1. Researching and writing articles, press releases or web copy.
2. Writing and/or editing lengthier reports.
3. Copy-editing and proof-reading.
4. Perfect your English - if your copy has been written by someone who does not work with English as a first language, I can check the phrasing, spelling and grammar to make it read flawlessly.
5. Wide-ranging library of travel photography - including extensive collection from Latin America - available for sale.

- I am an experienced journalist who worked in a fast-paced, unforgiving, news environment for many years, including the BBC News website in London.

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Employment

Self-employed
Freelance journalist
2011 - Present
Feature writing, travel writing, copy-editing, proof-reading, reports, blogging and photography. Recent experience includes BBC Travel, BBC News, BBC Magazine, MSN Travel and review website Queen...
BBC News
Journalist - news & features
2003 - 2011
Writing breaking news, developing stories, features and photo-journals for the BBC News website's UK news desk. Regularly worked at a senior grade, selecting and sub-editing news stories and...
Newspapers and magazines
Freelance journalist
2002 - 2003
Pitching and writing news and features for a range of newspapers, magazines and trade journals. Published work included:- Travel features for The Times, Independent on Sunday, and TNT magazine;...
Newsquest
News editor
1998 - 2001
Newsdesk editor for two local newspaper titles in south London; previously chief reporter.
Trinity Mirror plc
Reporter
1996 - 1998
Writing news and features for two local newspaper titles (previously part of the Birmingham Post & Mail group).

Education

The University of Glasgow
Master of Arts (M.A. Hons)
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The University of Glasgow
Master of Arts (M.A. Hons)
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