I’m a Digital Content Producer, arts journalist and author, with 18 years experience working on high profile multimedia projects for organisations such as Johnston Press, the BBC, STV, Creative Scotland, The Guardian, VisitScotland and the Scottish Government.
I’m currently working part-time as the Communications and Outreach Co-ordinator with the Scottish Documentary Institute, while also studying part-time for my MA in Screenwriting at Screen Academy Scotland, part of Edinburgh Napier University.
From November 2018 until August 2019 I was a Digital Content Producer at the National Galleries of Scotland, while from 2016 until 2018 I was the Communications Manager at CodeClan, Scotland’s first accredited skills academy here in Edinburgh.
Between 2014 and 2016 I was UK Community Manager for Johnston Press’ now defunct arts and entertainment website, WOW247, developing a team of bloggers and producing a variety of original digital content. The site has now been replaced by the i newspaper.
In 2015 I published my first book, a history of the Tremors film franchise – the two year project involved interviewing 55+ cast and crew. Starburst Magazine called it “informative, entertaining and, above all, a joy to read.”
Previously, I was a freelance digital editor and arts journalist, working with clients to help them communicate in print and online using social media, video and audio.
Projects included PR and online community management for Scotland’s mobile cinema, Screen Machine; writing website content for a leading Scottish university; and producing features for BBC Radio Scotland’s Movie Cafe/Culture Studio.
I run online film magazine reelscotland.com, named one of The List’s Best Scottish websites in 2011, and from 2009 to 2014 I wrote a weekly film column for the Edinburgh Evening News. I was also a BAFTA Scotland judge in 2011 and 2014.