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Editor who was made redundant bounces back with company launch

Ellen BeardmoreAn editor who left her job in a regional publisher’s redundancy scheme has bounced back with the launch of her own company.

Ellen Beardmore has announced the launch of Edit Sheffield, which will offer copywriting, content, social media, public relations and editorial services.

Ellen, pictured, spent 15 years with JPIMedia and its forerunner Johnson Press and most recently served as editor of the Sheffield Telegraph.

However, she announced her departure in February after JPI, now rebranded as National World, launched a voluntary redundancy scheme.

Speaking to HTFP, Ellen said: “I’ve always wanted to have my own business and thanks to 15 years in local journalism I felt I had plenty of skills to offer, from writing to social media and leading campaigns to knowing what makes a good press release.

“There was a brilliant response when I announced Edit Sheffield on Tuesday and I’m thrilled to begin this freelance journey with work for the vibrant Migration Matters Festival in Sheffield, the University of Sheffield journalism department news days and Sheffield Food Festival.

“I’d love to work with more clients both in Sheffield and beyond.

“Anybody interested can reach me on [email protected] or visit my website”