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Nicholas M.

Average rate
$30/hour
  • Joined August 2016

Gibraltarian writer/editor/translator. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Special interests travel, subcultures, history, music, games.

  • Berlin, Germany
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Nicholas M.
Berlin, Germany

Worked with

Services

Categories

Content Copywriting Email Social Media Admin

Experience

Summary

I've been writing and editing professionally for over a decade, since I started working as a student for a daily newspaper in Gibraltar. Since then I've continued my writing as a freelancer while also teaching and working in CS for different companies.

Work history

Client Support
Support and guidance for users of an project management software intended for large scale academic and scientific collaborations. Production of user's guides and support materials.
Editorial and Customer Care
Proofreading and editing restaurant menus for display on the website hungryhouse.co.uk. Customer support for partners and end users. Handled the company Facebook and Twitter accounts on weekends.
Mac Expert
1st level tech support and sales advisor
Researcher and archivist
Research projects and archival work. Assistant in archaeological sites and the Calpe Conference.
Contributor and sub-editor
Proofreading, layout, content editing. Contributor of articles.
Contributor
Music and festival reviews.
Guest Writer
Album reviews
Guest Writer
Guest articles about Berlin

Portfolio

Review of Ben Frost 'Aurora'

Music review for Nothing But Hope and Passion

Welcome to the Danger Zone

Reporting on the social tension caused by gentrification and special police controls in Berlin's most rebellious neighbourhood.

Kazakhstan part 2 - Almaty

Travel blog covering Kazakhstan, part 2 of 6

Despatch from the Valley of the Dolls

Critique of beauty pageant over-saturation and culture in Gibraltar. Generator of a huge amount of fan- and hate- mail.

Orxit and its Impact on the Borderlands

Satirical perspective on Brexit with reference to an old-school Dungeons and Dragons module (this one is very, very geeky)

Education

Accreditations

BA English Literature and History
MA Medieval Studies
TEFL International Barcelona
English as foreign language teaching qualification

Skills

Skills

copywriting sub-editing translation content creation customer support editing social media writing events data analysis

Tools

Wordpress Salesforce Adobe Pagemaker Facebook emdesk Help Scout YouTube LibreOffice PDF24 GIMP Skype

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 40hrs per week
  • Can commit to 6 months to 1 year

Interests

Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Education Entertainment Events Food Gaming Media Music Tech Travel

What I read

I read too many books to list.. Last three authors: David Foster Wallace, Neal Stephenson, Ursula LeGuin. I also have a passion for sci-fi and fantasy fiction and medieval literature. Favourite blogs: Stonekettle Station, Coilhouse, Plashing Vole.

Side projects

Consultant for Future Day and The Hub, incubators focused on turning Gibraltar into the next hot location for startups in Europe. DJ and promoter for alternative music clubnights in Barcelona, York, Gibraltar and Berlin.

Ideal team

My favourite teams are diverse ones where we can all learn a thing or two from each other's backgrounds and experience. I appreciate clients who communicate well and keep partners informed, and managers who take input from their team when setting goals.