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Anne Morley-Priestman

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Full name Anne Morley-Priestman
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Currently East Anglian editor of Whatsonstage.com since mid-2008. Critic and feature writer for this website since 2004. Also writer about – and past editor for specialist magazines – the applied as well as the performing arts. Some editing, subbing, indexing and proof-reading for B2B, educational and management publications and websites.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing, Picture editing, Radio
Last updated 16-10-2015 17:37


arts-related publications edited either overall or by section
2008 editor of East Anglian microsite (Whatsonstage.com)
1993-95 Practical Craft (Audley Publishing/Magmaker)
associate editor
1991-92 Antiques & Decoration (Brackland Publishing)
1986-87 Capital Magazine (Capital Week)
arts and entertainments editor
1985-86 London Week (London Week)
arts and entertainments editor
1983-85 Metropolitan (Eppingfield/Redwood)
arts and production editor
1979-82 About London and This Month in London (Clare Publications)
1977-78 Art & Antiques Weekly (Vickers Publishing)
1972-73 Buying Antiques (Hutton Publishing)
features editor

business-related publications edited overall or by section
1999-2000 Railway Strategies (quarterly management magazine)
1999-2001 (Hartford Publications)
1994-95 Finance & Administration (bimonthly management magazine)
(New Concepts in Publishing)
1992-2001 conference programmes for professional organisations
(Hartford Publications)
1988-91 electronics and construction technical yearbooks
(Hartford Publications)
1976-77 Flat Glass International (monthly trade magazine) (Eagle Exhibitions)
editor during founding editor’s sabbatical

major contracts for arts-related work
2007 features and interviews for Images (Ipswich Arts)
2004-date commissioned theatre reviews, features for website (whatsonstage.com)
2002 commissioned book reviews (Punch)
2001-02 news stories for website (classical.com)
2001 production (holiday relief) for Antiques Trade Gazette (Metropress)
2000-03 features, subbing, layouts for Limited Edition (Newsquest)
1999-2003 copy-editing and layout design for books on 19th century performances
1997-98 layout and subbing for The Valuer (ISVA)
1994-99 editorial, design, promotions for ceramic collectables (Ceramic Angels)
1994 craft gallery/antique shop surveys (Homes & Ideas)
1992-date assessor for visual, applied and performing arts (East England Arts)
1991-94 arts, architecture, history, philosophy and religions editorial (Diagram)
1991-93 editorial for French Impressionists diaries, calendars (Marks & Spencer)
1991 editorial spreads for Miller’s Antiques Checklist series (Mitchell Beazley)
1991 copy-editing, indexing (BBC Books)
1990-91 editorial spreads and glossaries for Be Creative (Fabbri)
1984-94 visual arts, crafts and dance obituaries (Daily Telegraph)
1974-82 adjudications and assessments for dance/stage schools
1974-77 research into professional arts education (Gulbenkian Foundation/NCDT)
1971-2001 play, opera, dance reviews, features as commissioned (various magazines)
1971-80 play/opera reviews, features, conference reporting for Drama (BTA)
1964-68 script assessment for Peter Bridge Productions and for MGM
1963-84 reviews, news reports and feature articles (The Stage & Television Today)

selected other editorial work, indexing and information/bibliographical research
2007-date textbook proof-reading (Toynbee Editorial Services)
2007-date subbing, proof-reading and research for B2B services (KeepBuzz Ltd)
2002 copy-editing for online educational programme (The Odyssey Project)
2001 sub-editing and layouts (Yellow Advertiser)
2000 sub-editing and layouts (Financial Times Business)
1994 copy-editing/indexing distance learning packs (Prolog Concept)
1991 set up index department and information resource (The Bookseller)
1988-89 features for Commercial Times and British Property Review
1986-88 features (The Broker)
1984-86 features and news reporting (Office at Home)
1967-68 London editor/bibliographical researcher (Arthur D Little Inc)
1965-67 head of publications, information and publicity (Careers Index)
1962-65 head of publications and research for Barbour Index (architectural information)
1961-74 freelance indexing for OUP, CUP, Jonathan Cape, John Murray, BBC etc
1960-62 deputy to head of The Times index department

lecturing, tutorials, seminars and broadcasts
1998-99 long-distance learning course tutor (Morris College of Journalism)
1971-92 radio & television arts broadcasts (BBC, LBC, Channel TV etc)
1982-84 seminars on business aspects of arts careers (Middlesex Polytechnic)
1974-77 lecture series on literature, arts, antiques (Lucie Clayton schools)

Press and public relations consultancy work
1992-94 Bennington Training Services (out-placement services)
1988-89 Sue Rolfe Associates (performing and applied arts, tourism)
1984-88 Gruber Public Relations (performing and applied arts)
1972-73 Charles Anderson Public Relations (performing and applied arts, tourism)

professional training
2004-05 InDesign Open College course (Harlow College)
2004 Dreamweaver course (Braintree College)
2003-04 digital photography, Dreamweaver Open College courses (Harlow College)
2000 website design course (Witham Technology Centre)
1998-99 Illustrator Open College course (Harlow College)
1997-98 PageMaker RSA courses (intermediate/advanced) (Braintree College)
1997-98 Quark XPress Open College course (Harlow College)
1996-97 Photoshop, Freehand Open College courses (Harlow College)
1996-97 PageMaker, CorelDraw and PowerPoint CIT courses (Colchester College)
1994-96 Quark XPress City & Guilds course (Harlow College)
1992-93 PageMaker RSA course (beginners) (Braintree College)
1976-79 Arts Council marketing and publicity short courses (City University)
1967-69 NCTJ theatre criticism course (Hendon College)
1957-59 LA registration course with arts specialisation (Brighton Library School)

secondary education
1954-57 Sorbonne (Paris) spring and summer cultural courses at baccalaureate level
1945-56 Jersey Ladies College (four A-levels: English, French, History, Latin)

membership of professional bodies (at various times)
Critics' Circle, International Association of Art Critics, International
Association of Theatre Critics, Society of Indexers