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Katherine Elliott 22 Udney Park Road Teddington Middlesex TW11 9BG

BA Hons PG Dip

Mobile: 07887777867 Email: Blog: Twitter: Katherinelliott

Bath Life - Worked directly with the editorial team, researching and writing features and news stories.

Palm FM - Gained experience using Scoop editing software, conducted interviews and voxpops

and wrote scripts for hourly broadcasts.

Key Achievements

NCTJ 100 wpm shorthand, Law for journalists, Public Administration Indesign, Photoshop, Web CMS Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Apple equivalents Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro Clean driving licence

Seeing my work published in various national publications, including Men’s Health and Bath Life. Gaining a place at one of the top, most prestigious journalism schools in the country. Achieving a First Class Honours for my degree dissertation. Creating and achieving a First Class Honours for a documentary on the dangers of being a young driver. Being awarded a school prize for dance and dancing at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in London. Competing in and winning dance championships with the University of Plymouth dance team.

Academic Achievements


Practical Skills

Cardiff University 2008-2009

Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism Studies - Magazine Option

University of Plymouth 2004-2007

Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) BA Hons in Media Arts with English

Torquay Grammar School for Girls 1997-2004

A Levels A (Media Studies) B (English) C (Biology) GCSEs 2A* (French and Dance) 7A (Geography, Textiles, English, Drama, Double Science Award) 1B (Maths)

Employment History

Herald Express May 2008 - September 2008

Paid internship - Worked as a reporter for one of the most successful regional newspapers in the South West. Contributed ideas, wrote features, conducted interviews, wrote news stories for print and web.

The Weekender July 2008

Acting editor - Soured and wrote stories, sourced images, liaised with advertisers, organised competitions and dealt with all mail and phone correspondence.

Buzz Magazine 2008 - Present

Freelance writer - responsible for writing reviews, previews and features.

Kents Cavern Ltd. 2006 - 2008

Tour guide - Worked primarily as a cave guide, taking groups of up to 50 people, including school groups and foreign students, on tours around the caves.

Work Experience

Closer - Sourced and wrote stories for Closer Online, helped with admin duties. Men’s Health - Researched and wrote stories for print and Men’s Health Online, helped with admin duties.

Writing Academically, professionally and personally I take great pleasure in writing creative

pieces and factual articles. Fashion I love attending fashion shows and keeping up to date with the latest trends sported by fashion icons. Travel Meeting new people and experiencing different cultures is a great passion of mine. My global travels have allowed me to further develop organisational and social skills. Film Films are a hugely influential part of my life, both in producing and watching them. My degree course was greatly supportive of my creativity, whilst also inspiring me and allowing me artistic freedom. Performing Arts I spend the majority of my spare time dancing and performing and have taken part in performances and competitions nationwide.


Herald Express Editor Andy Phelan Harmsworth House Barton Hill Road Torquay TQ2 8JN

Tel: 01803 676000

Cardiff School of Journalism Media and Cultural Studies Mr Tim Holmes Cardiff Wales CF10 3XQ

Tel: 02920 874572

Katherine Elliott's CV  

The CV of newly qualified freelance journalist Katherine Elliott

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