Hello...I'm Liz and I'm a freelance arts writer, copywriter and editor based in Manchester. I write about music, film, television and books for a number of publications including EMPIRE, NME, The Evening Standard, The Guardian, GQ, The Independent, The i, The Quietus, Record Collector, Uncut, Time Out, Crack, DIY, Gigwise, Drowned in Sound and others.
I am an experienced news, critic and features writer and I have interviewed a range of people from across the arts in music, film and television. Some of the people I've spoken to recently include...Andrew Garfield, Christine and the Queens, Sons of Kemet, Simon Pegg, Jenna Coleman, Yoko Ono, Hayley Squires, Shirley Manson, Cypress Hill, Billy Howle, Charlie Heaton, Lisa Stansfield, The Boxer Rebellion, Nicky Wire, Jen Cloher, Steve Aoki, Nadine Shah, Giles Martin, The National, Michael Giacchino, Nicholas Winding Refn, James Lavelle, Greta Gerwig, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, Yann Tiersen and many more.
As a news writer for NME, I am experienced in writing detailed and timely news stories with speed and accuracy. I am also proficient in creating headlines, picture and video editing, writing effective SEO and using a range of content management systems.
In addition to arts writing, I also write about gender, social policy and education for The Guardian, EdCentral, TES and The Education Support Partnership.
I have a first class BA (Hons) degree in English Language, Literature and Linguistics from The University of Manchester together with an MA in language, gender and cultural studies. I hold a PGCE and an NCTJ Diploma with Gold Standard in Multimedia Journalism.
I regularly teach and lecture students in music journalism and I'm often invited to speak to students about working in the industry. I also help to facilitate music panels and interviews at conferences and key industry events.
In 2021, I was shortlisted for the Freelance Writer of the Year award.
Contact me if you would like a writer, copywriter or sub-editor using the link on my contacts page.