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Roopi Harrison

Copywriter, Journalist, Editor, Blogger

Can work in or around London

  • 51.509648
  • -0.099076
  • Suggested rate €282 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around London and 50km

Preferences

Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Business sector
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Consulting & Audits
  • Culture
  • Digital & IT
  • E-commerce
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Company size
  • 1 person
  • 2-10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
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Verifications

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Verified email

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual

Categories

Skills (10)

Roopi in a few words

Experienced editor, journalist and copywriter. Byline: Roopi Makkar.

Topics covered: Insurance, investment, mortgages, securities, banking, regulation, consumer affairs.

Experienced lecturer in advertising, PR, journalism, media. Speaker at Advertising Week, work closely with The Ideas foundation bringing advertising and multi media projects into education.

Skills: Project management, experienced editor, journalist and copywriter writing for consumer and business across multi platforms. SEO optimisation. Lecturer at HE level.

Experience

Freelance financial writer, copywriter, writer for new start ups.

Journalist, Copywriter, Blogger, PR  - As a freelancer

June 2022 - Today (7 months)

Experienced financial journalist and copywriter writing for financial corporates. Also involved as a copywriter for a new lifestyle app to launch at the end of the year. Journalist for Better Insurance Newsletter - part of Better Insurance Network, a knowledge and collaboration network for insurance leaders with a focus on ESG & business transformation. Working freelance for Impact Media PR, writing branded copy, thought leadership and providing PR services for individual clients.

Thomas Tallis School

Deputy Head of Year 13

September 2021 - June 2022 (9 months)

Thomas Tallis School

Acting Curriculum Head, Media

November 2020 - September 2021 (10 months)

University of West London

Lecturer Advertising and PR, University of West London (UWL)

September 2017 - December 2021 (4 years and 3 months)

Managed and worked on a range of BA courses, in advertising, PR, film and photography in the London School of Film, Media and Design

Kingston College, Kingston Upon Thames

Lecturer in Journalism, Media Studies, Advertising. Kingston College

October 2008 - June 2017 (8 years and 8 months)

Lectured in Media and advertising to GCSE, A Level, Level 2, Level 3 BTEC students, Access to Media and the BA media course and Access to Media Course Designed course content, including lecture material, writing assignments with an emphasis on blended learning. Led interesting and diverse online group activities to engage students in course material.

Freelance.

Freelance Journalist/Copy Writer  - As a freelancer

January 2003 - September 2015 (12 years and 8 months)

Freelanced for FT Adviser as a journalist. Employed in-house from 2007-2008 as a senior journalist/copy editor for Factorscan, an online financial news and features service. Wrote and uploaded news copy and features, edited and proofed all copy. Worked as an editor and journalist for Wardour Publishing. Writing included Shoreline Magazine (Lloyds TSB), JP Morgan, HSBC, Smart Investor, Money Management, The Globe (Barclays), Money Observer, Personal Finance, Insurance Age and Guardian International.

Informa Publishing Group

Managing Editor Planned Savings Magazine. Informa Publishing

July 2000 - December 2002 (2 years and 5 months)

Represented the magazine in the financial markets, initiating editorial across the magazine, writing and editing the magazine, commissioning and liaising with all contributors, working with in house journalists, sales and production staff overseeing all stages of copy, edit and production. Also commissioned and sold financial supplements to accompany the magazine, to large financial institutions, substantially increasing profitability for the publication.

Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank

Senior Corporate Journalist. Barclays Bank plc

January 1999 - July 2000 (1 year and 6 months)

Responsible as a senior journalist for Barclays Bank in the Retail Financial Services Section, researched and checked all facts to maintain a high standard of journalistic integrity. Met tight deadlines in order to produce a weekly publication disseminated in print and online.

Riley Advertising Agency

Senior Copywriter: Riley Advertising Agency

December 1996 - December 1998 (2 years)

Carried out a range of communication strategies, carrying out campaign analysis and evaluation to improve writing processes and campaign efficacy.

Time Out Publications

Researcher/writer/assistant editor. Time Out Publications

November 1985 - September 1997 (11 years and 10 months)

Wrote for the Time Out Guides - Eating, Shopping and Student Guides, was assistant editor for the Student Guides (1986/87).

The Body Shop International plc

Editor/Writer. The Body Shop plc

July 1994 - December 1996 (2 years and 5 months)

Initiated and project managed various publications, as editor for several publications (including a purely trend oriented paper, and a magazine for Anita Roddick) Trusted ultimately with the entire editorial process.

Time Out Magazine

Section Editor. Time Out Magazine  - As a freelancer

May 1991 - May 1994 (3 years)

Edited and wrote full time for the Around Town/Children's and Sell Out sections. Initiated, wrote and edited new and existing columns and reviews for all sections. Liaised with production and design to co-ordinate all images and layout for my sections.

Time Out Magazine

Journalist. Time Out Magazine  - As a freelancer

October 1987 - April 1991 (3 years and 6 months)

Acted on a freelance basis throughout my degree for Time Out Magazine. Researched and wrote many of the Sellout features, deputising for the Around Town and Children's sections editor.

Education