Esther Lee

12 Newark Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6HQ 07980105754 esther_lee319@hotmail.co.uk An imaginative, computer literate MA Publishing student with a passion for literature seeks a challenging and creative role in the publishing industry. Key Skills      Proofreading and copyediting skills Multimedia and web design (skilled in Dreamweaver, Photoshop and InDesign CS3) IT skills, particularly in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Word Communication and teamwork I developed at university through group work and presentations Copywriting for the web

Work history Administration Assistant, Venture Catalyst, Capel  Providing administrative support to the head of the company.  Tasks included updating websites, editing videos, writing copy for web, blogging, proofing documents and designing article layouts. Student Author, ZigZag Education, Bristol  Worked with this educational publisher to produce comprehensive guides on literary texts for students studying A Level English. This involved extensive reading and research. Guides were written on Tess of the d Urbervilles and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Intern, www.reallykidfriendly.co.uk  Writing articles on where to go for entertaining days out for parents with young children. The role was based at home. I also helped host a Disney Twitter party; my role was taking care of the competitions and notifying prize-winners. Education 2010-2011 Kingston University, London (MA) Publishing Modules included Marketing; Editorial Processes; Working With Authors and Creating a Bestseller. I also attended master classes hosted by guest speakers from the industry. For my dissertation, I researched the future of classic literature in contemporary publishing. March-June 2010 IMT Hurricane Studios, Deptford I studied Multimedia, learning how to build and design websites, and publish them to disc and/or the internet. November 2009 Chapterhouse Editorial Course For four days, I attended seminars given by Chapterhouse on proofreading and copyediting to get a headstart into the publishing industry. July 2010 January 2011

July 2009 Feb 2010

March 2011 Present

2006-2009 University of the West of England, Bristol (BA Hons) Cultural & Media Studies and English Modules included Film Cultures; Urban Cultures; Journalism: Critical Reporting; Youth Cultures and Consumption; Shakespeare and his Contemporaries; The Romantic Period 1789-1832, British Fiction 1832-1901 and Children s Fantasy Fiction Since 1900. 2004-2006 Coulsdon College, Surrey A-Levels obtained: Media Studies, English Language and History Extracurricular activities: Video Production Society 2000-2004 Riddlesdown High School, Surrey GCSEs obtained: 9 A-C grades including English and Maths Extracurricular activities: Drama club and school orchestra Other qualifications Levels 1 and 2 in Keyboard Skills and Word Processing Certificate of Multimedia Techniques Outside Interests Travelling, creative writing, reading extensively fiction and non-fiction, publishing, playing flute and swimming.

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