Sue Fenton, F Words
Own office, or from clients' premises
Human interest/women's, retailing, business, home interiors products
I have worked in local newspapers as a reporter, on nationals as a sub, in corporate communications/PR and in the trade press as a writer and/or editor.
I can tackle anything from news and features to human interest and one-on-one interviews; from sub-editing other writers' work to liaising with designers and printers to get a complete publication to press. I will also take on one-off copywriting jobs for press releases, leaflets, websites and so on.
My writing style is fluent and readable and I am very adaptable and able to tackle a wide range of subject matter. I have written about everything from banking to balloon art, from women's interest to business.
I'm reliable, conscientious and used to working to deadlines and to a brief.
As well as the NCTJ certificate, I also have qualifications in other related areas including PR and industrial editing.
As for charges, I would usually charge at least the minimum rates recommended by the NUJ (see its Freelance Fees section) - though this may be negotiable if the client is a charity or if the work is particularly interesting and regular. I can charge by the hour/day or by the project, depending on what is required. Please see my website, http://www.fwords.co.uk, for more details.
The Testimonials page lists nice things said about me by various employers and the CV page gives full details of previous experience.