Subeditor/Contributor, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
The Jakarta Post is the largest English newspaper in Indonesia. As part of a team of nine subeditors, I subedited all sections of the newspaper, including national news, editorial, business and sports. Since completing my subediting contract, I continue to contribute profiles, literary and film reviews, and features on a range of topics, such as travel, art and design and pop culture.
Personal Assistant to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Secretary of International Development, Lambeth Palace, London
(November 2008-February 2009)
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s International Development Secretariat (IDS) has been operational since 2005, and works on his behalf to build relationships between Anglican partners, and Christian and secular organisations in the development world, to facilitate community-based development and peace-building. I updated the International Development section of his website, conducted background research related to current projects, wrote press releases and organised meetings, both small-scale and large-scale.
Publishing Assistant, Silverdart Ltd, London
(July 2008-October 2008)
Silverdart Ltd is a specialist publisher in the area of business and finance magazines, including a monthly magazine (Finance & Management) for accountants in business and a quarterly, Informed, on behalf of the Investor Relations Society. My responsibilities included managing the editorial schedule, proofreading, commissioning articles, rewriting copy and developing marketing strategies. I also acted as a personal assistant to the Publisher and Director, and ensured that the office was well-maintained and well-stocked.
Copy Writer, TreatHer.com/TreatHim.com, London
(February 2008-July 2008)
TreatHer.com specialises in gifts for women, while TreatHim.com caters for men. My copywriting duties included writing product descriptions, features articles, newsletters and proofreading the websites. I also took on Press Officer responsibilities, creating press releases, distributing them on PR sites, and contacting newspapers and magazines.
Volunteer, Southeast Asia Team, Amnesty International, London
(August 2007-May 2008)
Our team focused on human rights issues in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, such as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Vietnamese mass media censorship and the refoulement of the Hmong in Laos. In response to the September 2007 demonstrations in Myanmar, we also assisted the Myanmar and Thailand team. My administration duties included press monitoring, assisting with research for reports, and updating contact lists, using Excel, Access and Lotusnotes.
Assistant Publications Officer, Hampshire Inspections and Advisory Service, Winchester
(February 2007 – April 2007)
I formatted and proofread educational materials, using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint templates. I put together a guidance of e-Profiles, aimed at pupils and students from Year 3 to further education, which was distributed in DVD format. Other responsibilities included producing newsletters and taking orders for our publications.
Intern, Phnom Penh Post, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
(June 2005-August 2005)
At the time, The Phnom Penh Post was a privately owned, fortnightly newspaper. I contributed news and features articles to three issues, as well as assisting with editing and proofreading. My favourite assignment involved investigating carbon credit projects.
Administrator, Eastleigh College Learning Centre, Eastleigh
(July 2004-September 2004)
I was responsible for cataloguing and organising new books, and became familiar with the Dewey Decimal System. I also designed and implemented a new display system, intended to be conducive to learning and make the centre more aesthetically pleasing.
Editorial Assistant, The Guardian Ltd., Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
(August 2003-June 2004)
The Guardian Ltd is Tanzania’s foremost English-language daily newspaper. Alongside editing and proofreading the Features section, I wrote more than 50 news and features articles, with particular focus on the environment, travel, culture and entertainment. This included a weekly film review column, Screenshots, as well as a four-part travelogue detailing my overlanding trip from Tanzania to Zambia. I also developed an interest in the arts scene, and made efforts to find local and promising artists to profile on a regular basis, in order to make a small contribution to the dynamic, but financially fraught artistic development in Dar es Salaam.
The School of Oriental and African Studies, London (2004-2009)
MA Southeast Asian Studies (Merit)
BA Honours Social Anthropology and Southeast Asian Studies (2:1)
Gap Year in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2003-2004)
Peter Symonds College, Winchester (2000-2003)
6 AS Levels: Art & Design; Classical Civilisations; English Literature; French; History; Spanish
3 A2 Levels: Classical Civilisations; English Literature; French
Wildern, Hedge End (1997-2000)
12 GSCEs: Art; Biology; Chemistry; English Language; English Literature ; Food Technology; French; Geography; Mathematics; Physics; Religious Education; Spanish
1990-1997: Woodhill Preparatory School, Botley; the International School of Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Homeschooling.
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