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Tracey Dooley

Main Details

Full name Tracey Dooley
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Film/entertainment, business entrepreneurialism, small business, solopreneurialism), B2B, celebrity, corporate writing, current affairs, travel, technical, health (general, complementary and alternative), sport/leisure, public relations, gender issues, cultural studies, current affairs, DIY, consumer interests, domestic animals (general, behaviour, handling), all things equine

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing, Picture editing
Last updated 17-03-2015 15:45

Biography

STOP PRESS! More than 35 corporations, publishing firms, entrepreneurs and ad agencies -- and countless magazines and newspapers -- have counted on my crisp, accurate, hard-sell yet punchy copy for ads, articles, brochures, direct mail, PR, newsletters, and more. Why not join them and get in touch with me today?
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I'm a NUJ-accredited, award-winning writer, editor and all-round wordsmith. I also own MediaMinister – a creative services provider for busy people who need to communicate more compellingly during these information-cluttered times.
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My background includes journalism, marketing communications/PR, creative writing, B2B and corporate writing, copywriting, editing and proofreading. I have more than a decade's professional experience (including writing about business and professional services), and an obsession with words that borders on the unnatural. Yet, I am extremely good at what I do, and have many resources at my disposal. Also, I believe that accuracy counts – and often find myself even proofreading postage stamps!
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Here's a quick 'Profile Summary':
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Years Experience: 12+
Specialist areas: Copywriting, editing and proofreading
CMS Familiarity?: Yes, TeamSite, Chas, Other
Highest Education: Other Postgraduate Degree
Current Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Work Authorization: Legally authorized to work in the United
States, without sponsorship, for any employer
Desired Employment: Contract, but flexible
Work From Home?: Yes
Internet Access?: Yes (reliable 56K connection via Freeserve;
considering upgrading to Broadband this year)
Trading Status: Sole Trader, registered
VAT Registered? No (not required at present)
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Most of my projects tend to involve non-fiction copy, such as periodicals (consumer, trade and contract magazines, as well a national and regional newspapers), journals, brochures, newsletters, annual reports, mailshots, press releases, theses, and website content. These commissions involved dealing with text, graphs, tables, illustrations, graphics and spreadsheets. I have worked with copy both on-line and off-line, and, where, appropriate, proofed galleys.
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Clients range from corporate and individual clients, through to consumer and contract publishers on a global scale. These include IPC Media, IPC Connect, NEC, FilmFour, Working Titles Publishing, New Brand Vision, Channel 4.com (via a contract agent), Haymarket Publications, Future Publishing, Independent Newspapers, Centaur Communications, Redwood Publishing, and (via a contract agent) iCircle.com and LastMinute.com.
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I take pride in what I do, and my work is always of exceptional quality – which is the main reason why clients keep coming back to me. Others include my reputation for attention to detail, respect for deadlines, reliability, versatility, cost-effectiveness and meeting the very highest editorial standards. I am also extremely confident with Americanization/Anglicization.
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My schedule is flexible and allows me to work both on a freelance and contract basis. My first-rate teleworking capabilities mean that I work electronically from home.
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Here's what just a few of my many satisfied clients have to say:

* "Thanks for doing a top-notch job. Keep up the good work."
— P Wagstaff, Dennis Publishing
* "Thorough, detail-orientated. We always enjoy working with you."
— Tara Srinivasan, Centaur Communications
* "...on my A-list. I'd definitely recommend [MediaMinister] to anyone."
— Hayley Fowler, IPC Media
* "Very impressive!"
— Andy Sivell, Working Titles Publishing
* "All round...fantastic!"
— K, MA student, UK
* "Excellent! I really like your style of writing and there are some really fresh ideas in it..."
— Ben Harris, Managing Director, New Brand Vision
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Interested? Then don't hesitate to contact me. I don't think you will be disappointed, even if I say so myself!
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