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Mark Devlin

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Full name Mark Devlin
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
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I currently work on a freelance/ self-employed basis, writing, subbing and proofing for various magazines. These range from the music press, to business-to-business trade magazines, and my current venture working for Buckinghamshire County Council. I am equally at home writing for the music/ entertainment, or business-to-business/ trade fields, and am well used to adapting my style and approach to suit each situation.

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

Biography

BUCKS COUNTY COUNCIL, COUNTY HALL, WALTON STREET, AYLESBURY
Dec 2007 –
Press & PR officer

I am currently working on a three-month freelance contract for the council, responsible for gaining editorial coverage in press, radio and TV for the local area’s volunteering scheme.


BLUES & SOUL, 153 PRAED STREET, LONDON W2 1RL
(0207 402 6869)
Aug 1998-Aug 2007
Editor, Clubhoppin’

B&S was, for more than four decades, the fortnightly, market-leading magazine covering all facets of black music. I compiled, edited and subbed the eight pages of national club listings that appeared in each issue and on-line, along with related articles, and managed a team of ten regional reporters.

TRADE MEDIA LTD., (now PEEBLES PUBLISHING), 8 THORNEY LEYS BUSINESS PARK, WITNEY, OXON OX8 7GE (01993 775545)
Mar 1991- Jan 1998
Editor, STN/ Office Buyer magazines
Producer, STN on Tape
The company published a group of magazines covering the office products industry, and I wrote for all of them at some time or other. I was appointed editor of STN, the leading news magazine for the office products trade, in March ‘96. This is the company’s flagship title, and I was given the job of overseeing its major relaunch. For two years, the company published a monthly magazine on audio tape, an idea which I pioneered, and which involved me in researching and voicing the content.

OXFORD’S FM107.9, 270 WOODSTOCK ROAD, OX2 7NW (01865 315980)
Jan 2007 - present
Presenter/ producer

My current radio venture involves presenting a weekly show called ‘Just Buggin’, which deals with the cool, mellow, laid-back end of R&B/ street soul and hip hop, both old and new.

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