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Rachel Crow

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Full name Rachel Crow
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

With an extensive background of editing city and county lifestyle titles and publications for business and arts organisations, and writing for a range of national and regional titles, I have broad experience of writing and commissioning features on diverse topics. Able to turn my hand to most things, specialist areas include personality and celebrity interviews, arts and entertainment, local area and history features, food and drink, and travel. I have an adaptable and versatile writing style and from brief and catchy news stories to in-depth articles provide accurate, well-researched and refreshing copy. I have experience and knowledge of website content management systems and have written, uploaded and edited website content. I also provide commercial proof reading and copywriting services.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing, Radio
Last updated 07-01-2015 16:23

Biography

I currently sub on and write for The English Garden, Discover Britain and Wild Travel national newsstand magazines and contribute articles and features to a range of other national and regional titles. Specialist areas include character profiles, celebrity interviews, local history and travel features and food & drink articles.

I also provide proof reading and copywriting services for commercial clients and recent projects include drafting press material, brochure copy and website content for Speedo, Rigby & Rigby, Boss Design and Iguana Group.

Prior to turning freelance in 2009, for four years I edited Birmingham Life, a monthly city culture and lifestyle magazine. The role included commissioning editorial and photography, editing and sub-editing copy, co-ordinating photo shoots, uploading and editing website content and also writing both news stories and in-depth features on a wide range of topics. From local restaurant launches to celebrity interviews, I have covered it all.

My background is editing and writing for a range of regional magazines. This has involved delving into the rich history of the region, exploring towns and villages, reporting on local issues and writing about the interesting and diverse characters I would meet - from leading business figures and entrepreneurs, artists and artisans... and even the occasional llama farmer.

Before joining the world of print, I dabbled as a broadcast journalist for the BBC. The role involved originating and producing news and current affairs material for radio, including writing programme scripts and news bulletins, researching stories, setting up presenter interviews and pre-recording and editing interviews for broadcast.

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