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Beth Burgess

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Full name Beth Burgess
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

News reporting, feature writing, research, interviewing, investigative journalism, court reporting, sub-editing. Celebrities, fashion, travel and tourism, health, diet, food, law (Northern Ireland), insurance, personal finance, banking, property, stocks and shares, charity, mental health, disabilities, older people, poker, caravans.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing
Last updated 28-09-2011 18:09

Biography

My last permanent staff job was writing for a news agency providing daily news and features to contracted customers to upload onto their websites, adhering to strict deadlines and quotas. I covered a whole spectrum of fields, from charity to law, property to fashion, poker to travel, health to food, personal finance to Wall Street news.

I wrote for a variety of audiences, tailoring articles to meet the needs of different clients, whether they needed articles to be lighthearted or serious, highly technical or accessible to all.

I have also worked for The Big Issue (TBI), adhering to all sorts of News Values. The most challenging item I had to report on to date was an inquest and samples of my work there can be found on my website.

I hold joint honours BA degree in English and German Studies, awarded by University College London. I have an A-grade A-level in English (and 5 in total grades A & B).

I have always been self-motivated, choosing to enter Journalism more proactively by applying for work experience rather than taking a formal Journalism qualification. I adapt easily to all situations and am flexible in my approach to work. I am a personable and approachable individual and an excellent source of support whether in or out of the office. I care deeply about the impact of my work and my presence and ensure that it is always of the highest worth possible.

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