I am a Freelance Writer, Editor and Senior Bookseller. Recent clients include Tribune Magazine, Not9to5, Strand Magazine and UnderPinned. I am a graduate of MA Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory (KCL), grade pending, based in London. I have a First Class Honours in BA English & Comparative Literature from Goldsmiths College (15-18)
As Blog Editor for the flexible working consultancy Not9to5, I write fortnightly blogs, bi-monthly newsletters and frequent social media posts. I have a good foundational understanding of SEO practices and HTML programming.
I wrote a commissioned weekly cultural column for UnderPinned Magazine from February 2019-20, details of which can be found on the above 'UnderPinned Columns' page.
I edit and co-founded the poetry anthology Away With Words - Selected Verse @awaywithwordssv (Volumes 1-3). For further information on the project, please consult the page 'Away With Words'.
I have bylines in The Observer New Review, The Times Magazine, UnderPinned, Tribune Magazine, AYoungerTheatre, the Radical Art Review, Porridge Zine, The Indiependent, Strand Magazine, Far Out Magazine, The Exeter Express and Echo and [smiths] magazine where I was Senior Literary and Creative Editor 2017-18. I was Head of Poetry at the KCL Literary Journal 2019-20 and edited prose submissions.
I can confidently navigate software including WordPress, Mailchimp, Buffer, Excel, Photoshop, InDesign and Google Suite. LinkedIn Learning Certifications - SEO Foundations, HTML Essential Training, Public Relations Foundations, InDesign 2020 Essential Training, Learning to Write Marketing Copy, HTML & CSS: Creating Forms, Storytelling for Advertising Campaigns, Content Marketing: Blogs, Newsletters, Podcasts.
NOT9TO5 BLOGGING AND COPYWRITING
As Blog Editor for Not9to5, I write, commission and edit fortnightly blogs for the company. I also write bi-monthly newsletters and schedule social media posts on a regular basis.
I have interviewed leading freelancers and business owners including
- Mandu Reid, Women's Equality Party Leader
- Matthew Knight, Founder of Leapers
- Zoi Kantouatou, Co-Founder of FutureX
- Alison Grade, Author of The Freelance Bible
- Tiffany Philippou, Freelance Writer and 'Is This Working' podcast co-host
- Matthew Dowling, Founder of Freelancer Club
"Elinor is dedicated, organised and most importantly an excellent writer. She has developed some great content for our website, utilising the brief given as well as adding value with her own creative talent. She has brought to life through her writing the different themes of our work and engaged some great guests along the way to feature. It is a pleasure to work with Elinor and I highly recommend her and her work"
- Helen Denny, Company Director
UNDERPINNED CULTURAL COLUMN
Between February 2019-20, I wrote a weekly cultural column for UnderPinned Magazine with illustrations by Oscar Price.
"There was never any doubt in my mind that Elinor would be the best columnist for us, to say she outdid my expectations would be an understatement [...] Being a cultural columnist with breadth as large as Elinor's is hard, but she does it with distinction and a voice that will not quit. I greatly look forward to working with her in the future."
- Jack Williams, Creative Director at UnderPinned
AWAY WITH WORDS VOLUMES 1, 2 & 3
Volume 1 published poetry responding to the theme of ‘liberation’ including a foreword by poet Rebecca Támas. It was launched at an event featuring guest speaker Jack Underwood and sold at The Word bookshop, Pages of Hackney and online.
Volume 2 published poetry responding to the theme of 'legacy' including a foreword by Amy Key. It was launched at an event featuring Rebecca Perry and sold at bookshops across London.
Volume 3 published in October 2019 with a foreword by Joelle Taylor and is available to purchase at bookshops across London.
All three books are stocked at the National Poetry Library in London's Southbank Centre.