Hello...I'm Liz and I'm a freelance arts writer, copywriter and editor. I write about music, film, television and literature for a number of publications including NME, The Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Independent, The i, Crack Magazine, NS, The Quietus, Gigwise, Drowned in Sound and Time Out.
I am an experienced news writer, critic and features writer and I have interviewed a range of figures 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, 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. I regularly social content to audiences of over 200 million using a range of 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 from News Associates, one of the leading journalism schools in the UK.
I regularly teach and lecture students in journalism and English Studies and I'm often invited to speak to students about working in the industry. I also help to facilitate music panels at conferences and key industry events.
When I'm not writing, I can usually be found listening to music, watching The Simpsons or despairing at Donald Trump's latest tweets.
Contact me if you would like a writer, copywriter or sub-editor using the link on my contacts page.