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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 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
Media outlets regularly worked for

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    arts-related publications edited either overall or by section
    2008 editor of East Anglian microsite (
    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 (
    2002 commissioned book reviews (Punch)
    2001-02 news stories for website (
    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