Other Work

My work experience outside of writing features and copywriting includes amateur theatre production, proofreading/editing and facilitating creative writing workshops.

Theatre

I’ve donned many hats in the amateur theatre space, including playwright, actor, director and production assistant.

Productions I’ve worked on include:

Bloodback. Dir. Paige Nicole Blastock & J.W. Stammers. Colchester: Lakeside Theatre, 1 June 2018. My third short play, which was shortlisted for the University of Essex Theatre Arts Society’s third Re:WRITE competition. Performed on the main stage.

Above Me [Prod.]. Written & directed by Paige Nicole Blastock. Colchester: Lakeside Theatre, 21-22 November 2017. In addition to my role as producer, I assisted in casting and directing.

Unrequited. Dir. Billy Dewen & J.W. Stammers. Colchester: Lakeside Theatre, 7 June 2017. My second short play, which was shortlisted for the University of Essex Theatre Arts Society’s second Re:WRITE competition. Performed on the main stage.

TAS 24 Hour Show: Train Departing In…. Dir. Ciaran Forde & Sophie Joshua. Colchester: Lakeside Theatre, 15 October 2016. Written and performed by an ensemble cast of Essex students within 24 hours.

An Interpretation of Love. Dir. Helen Anspach. Colchester: Lakeside Theatre, 20 May 2016. My first short play, which was shortlisted for the University of Essex Theatre Arts Society’s first Re:WRITE competition. Performed on the main stage.

Editorial

Fact-checked and proofread features for Amazing Destinations, ensuring all contributions adhered to the company’s house style. I also led the small editorial teams working on three anthologies of prose and poetry published by the University of Essex Writing Society.

Editorial work includes:

Sub-editing the Autumn and Winter 2021 issues of Amazing Destinations.

Love and Longing. An anthology of prose and poetry on the theme of love by Essex students and alumni. Published by the University of Essex Writing Society, 2018.

Travel and Change. An anthology of prose and poetry on the themes of travel and change by Essex students and alumni. Published by the University of Essex Writing Society, 2018.

L’amour. An anthology of prose and poetry on the theme of love by Essex students and alumni. Published by the University of Essex Writing Society, 2017.

Creative Writing Workshops

I devised and facilitated an estimated 40 creative writing workshops over two years as Workshop Coordinator for the University of Essex Writing Society. I presented these workshops to diverse student groups of 10-30, covering a wide array of subjects: plotting, character development, worldbuilding, writing dialogue and more.