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Steve Langley

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Full name Steve Langley
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
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Sub-editing and production duties on national newspapers, websites, and trade, specialist and general interest magazines. Thirty years' experience in senior production staff roles and as a freelance sub-editor. Have worked on the Guardian print and online, The Sunday Times, London Evening Standard, Irish Daily Mail, skynews.com, whatsonwhen.com, Professional Engineering, The Bookseller and Monocle. Can also write, specialising in travel, music and films.

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


Feb 06 – present Freelance sub-editor/online producer. London.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/, http://news.sky.com/skynews/, London Evening Standard, Irish Daily Mail, Sunday Times, Monocle, Professional Engineering, The Bookseller, Take a Break, Mayfair Times, http://www.whatsonwhen.com/
Aug 04 – Jan 06 The Standard. Hong Kong.
Senior Sub-Editor, backbench (Aug 04-Apr 05). Copytaste, layout and proof pages for local news section. Revise entire 36-page Weekend features section. Revision of business news. Writing regular music reviews.
Senior Sub-Editor. Weekend Standard (May 05-Jan 06). Transferred to new magazine. In-depth news features, lifestyle and entertainment, similar to weekend supplements of Independent, Guardian etc. Continued features revision and music reviews plus page layout of the magazine, using Cyberpage, picture and story sourcing, writing, rewrites and briefing writers.
Nov 03 – July 04 Spike. Hong Kong. Chief Sub-Editor
Joined for launch of Hong Kong’s new English-language satirical magazine. Subbing and checking entire editorial content; page layout; picture sourcing; feature ideas; writing humorous content. Using InDesign.
Apr 03 – Nov 03 South China Morning Post. Hong Kong. Chief Sub-Editor, Features
Responsible for team of five subs and three designers on daily features section and 12-page Review on Sunday. Introduced a production schedule and staff roster.
Sep 02 – Apr 03 Freelance sub-editor. London. UK. Skynews.com, The Independent,
Business Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller, The Bookseller.
June 98 - Sep 02 Teletext. London. Chief Sub-Editor
Oversaw growth of production desk from five to 16 subs during extensive period of expansion in traditional analogue TV service, development of website and move into digital television. Recruitment, training, rostering, staff issues, hiring of casuals. Copyflow, copytasting, maintenance of production deadlines, some revision. Completely revised house style book. Trained Teletext journalists on Channel Television in Jersey.
1997-98 Freelance sub-editor: The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Times, News of the World Sunday magazine, The Bookseller, Elle Decoration.
1995-97 Asia Magazine. Hong Kong. Sub-Editor
Deputised for editor. Commissioned stories and pictures. Subbed from raw copy to colour proofs.
Aug 95 - Dec 95 Wrote second novel, Borrowed Time.
1993-95 Eastern Express Weekend. Hong Kong.
Chief Sub-Editor (Dec 93 - Oct 94). Involved in launch of magazine.
Organised copyflow, liaised with design and printers, general subbing, final proofing.
Deputy Editor (Oct 94 - July 95). Above duties in addition to commissioning and general admin.
Deputy Chief Sub Daily features (July-Aug 95). Tasting, subbing and checking copy; layout.
1992-93 South China Morning Post. Hong Kong. Senior Sub-Editor
Downtable and stone subbing, foreign pages layout, back bench.
1989-92 Oxford Mail. Assistant Chief Sub, rising from trainee sub-editor
Tasted, laid-out and checked overnight pages and live pages. Occasional stints as chief sub.
1982-89 East Kent Mercury. Chief Reporter, rising from general reporter
Covered miners' strike (84-85) and Zeebrugge ferry disaster.
1981-82 Year off. Wrote novel.
1979-81 Travel News. General reporter
1977-78 Harrow Observer. Trainee reporter

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