Wayne Sharrocks

Wayne Sharrocks

Wayne Sharrocks locationDiss, England

I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader with over a decade of experience in commercial publishing, including magazine, online and business publishing. I have experience as a proofreader, copy editor, editorial assistant, freelance report editor. I also have excellent writing skills (creative and/or descriptive) and I speak fluent French and Spanish. I am flexible, reliable, and used to working to deadlines.

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Copywriter

Writer, Proofreader, Copy Editor and Copywriter. Freelance January 2000 – Present Location: East Anglia, United Kingdom I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader currently based in Norfolk, England. I have over a decade of experience in commercial publishing, including magazine, online and business publishing. I have experience as a proofreader, copy editor, editorial assistant, freelance report editor. I also have excellent writing skills (creative and/or descriptive) and I speak fluent French and Spanish. I am flexible, reliable, and used to working to deadlines.

Copy Editor

I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader with over a decade of experience in commercial publishing, including magazine, online and business publishing. I have experience as a proofreader, copy editor, editorial assistant, freelance report editor. I also have excellent writing skills (creative and/or descriptive) and I speak fluent French and Spanish. I am flexible, reliable, and used to working to deadlines.

Proofreader

I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader with over a decade of experience in commercial publishing, including magazine, online and business publishing. I have experience as a proofreader, copy editor, editorial assistant, freelance report editor. I also have excellent writing skills (creative and/or descriptive) and I speak fluent French and Spanish. I am flexible, reliable, and used to working to deadlines.

Creative Writer

After attending college I embarked on a career within the 'Animal Welfare' sector (RSPCA, DEFRA, Battersea Dogs Home, Mayhew Animal Home...), before returning to my passion for writing. In 2005 I secured a three-book deal with Pegasus Publishers, who are based in Cambridge. Debut novel 'Redemption' was released 23/01/06 with the second 'Dominion' following 08/10/07. The third and final contracted novel 'Kismet' hit the bookshelves 01/06/2010. Literary nominations thus far include Channel 4 television's Richard & Judy's Book-Club Competition, The Guardian First Book Award & The McKitterick Prize. I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader with over a decade of experience in commercial publishing, including magazine, online and business publishing. I have experience as a proofreader, copy editor, editorial assistant, freelance report editor. I also have excellent writing skills (creative and/or descriptive) and I speak fluent French and Spanish. I am flexible, reliable, and used to working to deadlines. Currently freelancing but having recently been made redundant I am seeking a return to permanent full-time employment within the proofreading, sub-editing, copy-writing, media, web-content arena(s), either locally or within the London / Middlesex locale(s). Specialties: Proofreading, Copy-writing, Editorial, Art/Design.

Writer

After attending college I embarked on a career within the 'Animal Welfare' sector (RSPCA, DEFRA, Battersea Dogs Home, Mayhew Animal Home...), before returning to my passion for writing. In 2005 I secured a three-book deal with Pegasus Publishers, who are based in Cambridge. Debut novel 'Redemption' was released 23/01/06 with the second 'Dominion' following 08/10/07. The third and final contracted novel 'Kismet' hit the bookshelves 01/06/2010. Literary nominations thus far include Channel 4 television's Richard & Judy's Book-Club Competition, The Guardian First Book Award & The McKitterick Prize. I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader with over a decade of experience in commercial publishing, including magazine, online and business publishing. I have experience as a proofreader, copy editor, editorial assistant, freelance report editor. I also have excellent writing skills (creative and/or descriptive) and I speak fluent French and Spanish. I am flexible, reliable, and used to working to deadlines. Currently freelancing but having recently been made redundant I am seeking a return to permanent full-time employment within the proofreading, sub-editing, copy-writing, media, web-content arena(s), either locally or within the London / Middlesex locale(s). Specialties: Proofreading, Copy-writing, Editorial, Art/Design.

Administrator

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Work History

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary

Administrator (Senior)

From January 2006 to 2013.

(Made redundant) Duties included: • Composing content for newsletters, press releases, catalogues, website updates and blogs to increase revenue, promote events taking place and raise awareness of the work and ethos within the Sanctuary • Office management, diary keeping, customer service and problem solving • Responding to correspondence, writing copy and data management for mail-order catalogues • Receiving and acknowledging incoming payments and donations • Effective communication with other departments within the Sanctuary, including Accounts, Education and Fundraising

Battersea Dogs Home

Administrator

From January 2000 to January 2006.

Duties included: • Organising and overseeing promotional events within the Home and assisting with effective delivery of external events organised by the events team. • Providing a comprehensive Lost & Found service to pet owners • Assisting with the induction of new joiners • Prompt and accurate completion of administrative and customer care tasks • Diary keeping, responding to correspondence, filing and clerical support for managers, directors and colleagues • Composing articles for Paws Magazine (the in-house publication centred on Battersea Dogs & Cats Home) • Coordinating seminars (sending invitations and logging replies, booking venues, catering and seating, ensuring that the event runs smoothly on the day) • Effective communication with other departments within the Home, including PR, Re-homing and Fundraising Employment cntd

Bird & Lovibond Solicitors

Office Manager

From January 1998 to January 2000.

Duties included overall managerial responsibility for a team of 6 secretarial and administrative staff, with ultimate responsibility for: • Effective completion of all postal and administrative duties within the business • Maintaining and updating client records via in-house portal and paper copies • Ensuring all time was billed for and all case files updated, noted and accurate according to legal obligations Qualifications & Personal Development Good working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and various in-house programmes like FileMaker Certificate of Achievement from ' Excel Essentials' computer course NOCN Level One Certificate in Language Skills - Spanish Whitmore High School, Harrow: 9 'O' levels grades C and above

Business Support Officer

Norfolk County Council

From September 2014 to present.

Business Support Officer at Norfolk County Council. * Providing guidance and assistance to colleagues in respect of the procedural aspects of financial and administrative systems. * Supervise Business Support Assistant(s). * Check and process timesheets and prepare payroll and all associated records. Monitoring annual leave and sickness forms. * Check invoices and claims against contracts and other forms of authorisation and process these for payment and maintain all associated records. * Word processing and creation and population of spreadsheets which may include establishing systems for recording and monitoring complaints and coordinating production of reports and information. * Arrange and minute meetings, compiling agendas and undertaking associated administrative work and follow up action. * Assist RBOs in monitoring and checking budgetary records including the updating of commitment records within spreadsheets and to provide managerial information and statistical and other returns as requested. * Collect charges due to the department by rendering accounts issuing receipts and recording and banking of income. * Assist with the operation of petty cash and other accounts and to ensure the correct maintenance and control of these systems and associated records. * Maintain a log of all incoming and outgoing mail, distribute appropriately and ensure timely follow up and response preparation. * Deputise for the Business Support Coordinator. * Maintain confidential records and an efficient filing system. * Research and coordinate information/data for the production of reports and service plans. * Develop and set up office systems. * Use advanced word processing, spreadsheet and emailing skills (including complex document formatting skills, complex formulae and complex diary management). * First point of contact for telephone and personal enquiries, supplying information and directing matters as appropriate.

Writer - Proofreader - Copy Editor - Copywriter

Self Employed - Freelance

From January 2000 to present.

I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader currently based in Norfolk, England. I have over a decade of experience in commercial publishing, including magazine, online and business publishing. I have experience as a proofreader, copy editor, editorial assistant, freelance report editor. I also have excellent writing skills (creative and/or descriptive) and I speak fluent French and Spanish. I am flexible, reliable, and used to working to deadlines.

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