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Curle - Web Editor - London, UK

Michael Curle

London, UK


Web Editor

Work History

Intranet and Learning Hub Editor


May 2013 - July 2013

• Made content changes to the intranet for this large international development charity, ensuring that all material was on-brand, audience-focused and accessible

• Edited the homepage, wrote news items, sourced stories and compiled a weekly digest of information from around the organization - all promoted on Chatter.

• Edited and launched Global News, a HTML monthly newsletter, in Adestra (an email marketing tool) and later compiled stats on click rates, etc.

• Used journalism skills to shape case studies from overseas volunteers into moving stories on the fight against global poverty

• Ran monthly training sessions to teach colleagues how to use the CMS

• Edited the Learning Hub, an e-learning system (Moodle) platform, acting as site administrator and developer of online content for staff and volunteers.

Web Writer and Content Editor

University of West London (UWL)

November 2012 - April 2013

• Wrote new content, edited existing text, for UWL schools including Law, Art Design and Media and West London Business School
• Refined the web architecture of the above schools
• Sourced new images, resized for web, added tool tips, accessibility text
• Met regularly with Heads of School to present updates on the new site
• Helped put together new video content for schools, interviewing lecturers and editing their responses
• Worked closely with Drupal developers to improve CMS usability and 'look and feel'
• Helped troubleshoot on cross-browser compatibility issues, including for tablets and mobile
• Developed Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) skills in Blackboard.

Web Editor

Royal College of Psychiatrists

From October 2012

• Edited and improved the Quality section of the College website using CMS skills
• Worked with academics within the college to check the accuracy of online content
• Applied new CSS stylesheets to updated pages on the revamped website.

Content Editor


July 2012 - September 2012

(temp contract)

Update CMS with new hotel info and write bespoke web copy for 'gold standard' hotels
Previous to this assignment I spent three months (April - June) travelling in Australia.

Print and Web Editor (contract)

Transport for London

March 2011 - March 2012

• Worked with press office, TfL staff and key stakeholders to ensure print and web copy promoted a consistent corporate message
• Worked in tandem with New Media to update the TfL website and various microsites, using content writing, CMS, Photoshop and CSS skills
• Added video content to web pages using Flash and video authoring skills
• Researched, wrote and edited news articles for MetroTravel (a daily page in the Metro newspaper) to a tight deadline
• Updated TfL Facebook page with MetroTravel news stories
• Worked with the design department to tweak page layout, headlines and copy
• Wrote features for Metro on TfL schemes and projects. Interviewees included artist Michael Landy and 2011 Young Apprentice of the Year Shauni O'Neill
• Sourced vivid pictures from image library, Visual Images Manager and external sources for MetroTravel page.


September 2007 - January 2011

Sub Editor with The Independent (Sport)

• Proofread, edited and rewrote copy on football, tennis, cricket, racing
• Wrote headlines, standfirsts and picture captions
• Checked facts and stories to ensure accuracy.

Web Editor with Emap (Nursing Times/ Health Service Journal)
• Edited news stories and features
• Created online articles and keyword-rich headlines
• Sourced and uploaded new images.

Web Editor with Southern Housing Group
• Migrated content to new CMS, to a tight deadline
• Wrote new copy and edited, re-purposed existing content
• Sourced new images to improve existing image gallery
• Worked with IT team to improve the Search function (SEO)
• Helped improve usability in line with W3C guideline.

Web Content Editor

Newham Council

March 2006 - September 2007

• Migrated large blocks of content to a new site, editing and rewriting in the process
• Wrote and edited content for key areas of the website including: Housing, Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour, Sports and Leisure and Parks
• Deputised as Homepage Editor for two months, working closely with the PR team to cover important news stories and source striking images
• Uploaded audio and video content to the Stratford 2012 Olympics web pages
• Wrote occasional articles for Newham Mag, the council's bi-monthly magazine for residents
• Gave one-to-one training to council employees on Microsoft CMS
• Helped improve the image gallery and search engine (SEO)
• Helped improve website accessibility and usability in line with W3C guidelines.

Course Administrator

University of London

August 2005 - February 2006

• Tracked coursework from overseas students, writing weekly reports on their progress
• Updated the Intranet site with departmental news.

Website and Customer Service Assistant


November 2004 - April 2005

• Updated the e-commerce site with new product information, writing descriptive, selling copy
• Responded to online queries from colleagues, clients and customers, relating to
• Dealt speedily with customer service enquiries in a demanding, target-driven department.

Web Content Assistant

City University

April 2004 - November 2004

• Created new web pages for the School of Arts website, to a strict deadline
• Worked with the IT team on page design and navigation structure
• Wrote copy, edited and proofread new content, in liaison with senior faculty staff.

temp roles

City University School of Nursing and Midwifery

September 2002 - April 2004

Worked in junior editorial and administrative roles, including six months at City University School of Nursing and Midwifery.


Metro newspaper feature - Michael Landy feature

Interview with internationally renowned artist Michael Landy in which we discuss his Acts of Kindness project, presented by Art on the Underground and Transport for London.

Qualifications & Certifications


Southampton University

English, Maths and Science

The King John School

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