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Dave
Writer / Copywriter
12 Plus years Experience
Palmerston North, Wellington, Auckland, Napier
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Represented: 13/10/17

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Project name/Type
Sports Technology Review - NZ Triathlon Magazine
 
Specialities
Writing
Industries
Publishing
Views
110

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Project name/Type
CISAC Annual Report
 
Specialities
Annual Report, Editing, Proofing
Industries
Entertainment
Views
86

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Project name/Type
Typography in the South Island
 
Specialities
Writing
Industries
Arts & Culture
Views
122

Bio

I've always loved reading. At 5 years old, I was quoting the novelisation of E.T. Fast Forward a Few Full Moons, and I'm still at it. I'm still correcting, honing, refining...doing whatever it takes to get messages to land on their feet and to resonate with readers.

 

I've written numerous long-form feature pieces, proofed and edited major pieces of internal and external communications content for some of the world's largest brands, and taken great pride in doing so. If you're ready to make a public statement on a product or service, or to inform your investors with clarity, I'm here to help.

Expertise

Branding Copywriting Creative Direction Creative Strategy Digital Copywriting Editing Ideation Proofing Social Media Writing

Software

Illustrator CC InDesign CC Keynote Microsoft Excel Microsoft Powerpoint Microsoft Word Photoshop CC

My Skills

Writing
Proofing, Editing, Copywriting, B2B, Presentations, Brand Stories, Features, and Direct Response

Strategy
Copy Strategy, Content Creation, Research, Planning and Insight Generation

Digital Content
Online Copy, Online Editorial, Content, Articles and Social Media

I'm best known for...

Features in Wired UK, long-form content for BrandPerfect and Monotype's storied Recorder, and having a wheelchair design gain the interest of the Ender's Game movie propmaster.

Recent Employment

Freelance Writer / 2014 - Present

I’ve undertaken a range of feature, proofreading and editing tasks for major brands including Canon Europe, Nokia, and Monotype (most recently Monotype Recorder).

Creative Consultant / 2012 - 2014 / Soluis Group - Glasgow

An extremely interesting and challenging post with a wide range of design and branding related activity across the Group’s three main subsidiaries – Soluis Studios, Soluis Interact, and Viasoft.

 

Created numerous web pages for clients featuring visual, studio, written and other work.

 

Edited showreel content, often at very short notice, for client presentations and web presentation.Co-authored presentations for client projects with individual values exceeding GBP300m, including “Project Queen” – Google’s new European HQ in London.

 

Coordinated content commissioning and production for various projects including hand sketches, 3D interactive environments, voiceovers, photography, video, and print production.

 

Developed new augmented reality product offerings in coordination with internal software developers, artists and management as well as freelancers across several disciplines.

Industries I know well

Technology
Design
Music
Sports
Technology

Mediums I know well

Any and all.

Qualifications

MSc Digital Creativity / Strathclyde University / Sep 2009 - Nov 2010

BA Honours Politics / University of Stirling / Sept 1995- June 1999

Scholarship Year Abroad / Washington State University / Aug 1997 – May 1998

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