Jan D.

  • Joined August 2016

Dubai based commercial writer with 16 years experience in internal communications, publishing and press release writing strategy.

  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Jan D.
Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Services

Categories

Community Copywriting Public Relations Content

Experience

Summary

Working as a licenced sole proprietor as a copywriter, commercial writer and editor for a series of top-notch clients including airlines, tourism boards as well as pharmaceutical companies.

Work history

Copywriter and commercial writer
Licenced writer and content strategist working with a range of clients, from travel and lifestyle, to airlines and healthcare. Also work with SMEs. Services offered range from event coverage to press release writing as well as content strategy.
MWH UK Ltd (now Stantec)
Regional Marketing & Communications Manager
Took care of the visual identity and technical communications for the four offices in the Middle East. Services included bid proposals writing, brand identity implementation, Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) and corporate communications.

Portfolio

All That Money Can Buy

This feature was published in the JetWings inflight magazine of Jet Airways, code partner of Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi's airline). The focus of the feature was on Dubai Shopping Festival

The Building Blocks of Abu Dhabi

This feature covered the history of Abu Dhabi's old fort. Published in JetWings inflight magazine of Jet Airways, code partner of Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi's airline).

Diversely Delicious

Published in Your Food Mag, the focus of the feature was on Taiwan's exquisite cuisine

Third Culture Kids

Written for the Good Magazine, the feature focused on the life of a third culture kid (TCK) in the United Arab Emirates and ways to cope with identity as a TCK

Trending Sustainably

Written for the Telelife magazine, the feature focused on home-grown artisans who create their work keeping social sustainability and eco-sustainability in mind.

Hitting a High Note

Written about a famous classical pianist Arsha Kaviani, now based in London. It was published in the Gulf News, Friday magazine.

Education

Accreditations

University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Masters Degree in Molecular Biology
Bangalore University, India
Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
High School, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
High School

Skills

Skills

B2B marketing communications content creation content strategy copywriting digital media editing editorial journalism newsletters public relations proofreading writing

Tools

Canva Bitly Contently Eventbrite Facebook Hootsuite InDesign Mailchimp Photoshop Pinterest Powerpoint Tumblr Twitter Wordpress YouTube

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 10hrs per week
  • Can commit to 3-6 months

Interests

Industries I love

Events Fashion Food Health & Wellness Philanthropy Photography Real Estate & Property Science Travel

What I read

Newsletters that I've signed up for, magazines, books

Side projects

As an artist, I have been involved in various CSR (corporate social responsibility) projects for people with disabilities or abuse. Many of these artworks have been auctioned to raise money. You can see some of the art on instagram @travelartslife

Ideal team

Clients who trust that I know how to do my job, and those who give me independence to do the work proactively.