Professional Info

 

'Writer-in-Residence' was officially founded in 2016. I have collaborated with other businesses - including start-ups; established Arts professionals; food producers; and hospitality providers - to provide them with excellent, personalised content. I draw on a combination of written specifications; existing materials; my skills as an award-winning writer; and conversations with you as my client, to ensure that the finished product is not only what you need, but exceeds your expectations.  

 

Writing is time-consuming, and the skills required vary from project to project. Consequently, this can mean that many entrepreneurs simply don't have the time available to devote to this vital area of their business. Furthermore, larger quantities of excellent written content than ever are now required in this era of constant communication with consumers. As your Writer-in-Residence, I will work alongside your existing team, shaping your individual insights into a cohesive, creative piece of Brand material. 

Work Experience

 
Creative Content Specialist

2016 - Present

In the first year of operating as Writer-in-Residence, I gained valuable experience in a wide variety of projects. Highlights include the production of content for a website shortlisted by both CSS Awards and Awwwards 2016; the collation of a number of successful funding applications; and the completion of material which resulted in my client being honoured with a Local Enterprise Award. Since then, my business has continued to grow and I have attracted clients from all over Ireland, and beyond! 

Hospitality Advisor

2008 - 2015

As an associate at the family business, I was granted first-hand experience of the unique challenges and rewards of running your own business. This also provided invaluable experience of running a business social media account, and interacting with customers online via platforms including TripAdvisor and Airbnb

Sales Advisor

2006 - 2014

 

A series of retail jobs allowed me to develop excellent skills relating to organisation; time management; customer service; and problem solving. 

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Accomplishments

  • Shortlisted for the 'Undergraduate Awards of Ireland' 

  • Shortlisted for UCC Journalism Society 'Best Features Writer' 

  • Winner of the National Student Media Award for 'Colour Writer of the Year'

  • Awarded 'Performing Arts Student of the Year' by Colaiste an Chraoibhin

  • Attended Centre for Talented Youth of Ireland 2006/2007

  • Winner of the HSBC 'High Achievers Award' for Music Perfomance

Education

 

University College Cork - Masters in Film Studies

This was a combined Research & Taught course. I completed modules in Irish Cinema; Sound and Music in Film; European Cinema; History of Cinema; Research Skills; and Methodology. My thesis title was 'Fears, Queers, and our Ears: An investigation into the aural representation of the figure of the "Monster Queer" in the Slasher genre'.

University College Cork - Bachelor of Arts

My primary degree consists of an English Major combined with a Minor in Ancient Greek & Roman Civilisation. I also studied Politics and Sociology in first year. Assessments were in the form of essays; exams; group projects; and presentations, providing a solid foundation for a wide variety of projects.