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ABOUT ME

I have worked in the information sector for many years and now work freelance. 

 

I use my skills and experience to produce high quality work to deadline and budget, providing my clients with creativity, reliability and excellent value for money.

 

Academic qualifications

MSocInd Advanced Professional member of the Society of Indexers.

Accredited 2006, Advanced qualification gained 2016.

 

MSc in Information Science from City University, London (Distinction).

Awarded 2002.

 

MA in Linguistics, Spanish and Russian from the University of Cambridge (2:1). Awarded 1999.

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Picture credit: Ned Razzell 2015

Work experience

I now work from home as both an indexer and researcher. Prior to working freelance I worked for nearly five years as information coordinator for a large homelessness charity. This involved managing their internal information resources and included setting up a library and co-ordinating/ analysing performance information. Before that I held jobs as a temp (reception/ secretarial/ data input), in retail and as a playworker. I have been working freelance since 2003 although along the way there have been breaks for babies. 

 

Voluntary work is very important to me and I have always used both my professional and other skills in various unpaid roles. I am currently a school governor,  help with a local elderly care charity and the Scouts and am a peer supporter at a baby sling library. I was chair of trustees 2005-2009 for a national charity which provides drop-in support for breastfeeding mothers. I have also held various positions on local community committees and done front-line volunteering with children’s and homeless people’s organisations. Professionally I provide free-of-charge services to the Society of Indexers including analysing and advising on surveys,  I analyse a local charity’s annual statistics and performance information for them and write, organise and collate resources for a women's group website.

 

Languages and IT

Languages: Fluent Spanish, proficient Russian, reading French and CACDP Level 1 British Sign Language. .

 

IT: Highly proficient in all Microsoft Office products and Sky indexing software. Quick to apply general skills to new applications if required.