MICHELE WITTHAUS

Tel: (44)7745 165 156

witthausm@gmail.com

www.tangiblethings.com


PERSONAL INFORMATION

SKILLS


SUMMARY

A multi-skilled professional writer and editor for a wide range of clients in many sectors. Copywriter with a journalistic background and good knowledge of web design and SEO. A self-starter who can quickly fit into a multi-disciplinary team to work collaboratively. Skills include strong client communication at all levels of business and fast assimilation of briefs to provide targeted solutions.

 

WORK HISTORY

Copywriting for 1st Objective, UK

2008-2009

 

Freelance journalism for customer magazines

2009

Copywriting for Ultima Communications advertising agency, Cyprus

2008

 

Copywriting for Contra full service advertising agency, London

2006-2007

 

Web design

2005 to 2009

 

Copy-editing and referencing for publishers

2007-2009

 

Organisational communications

1996 to 2006

2006

2004-2005

 

Copy-editing policy and strategy documents

2000-2003

Editing projects for UK public sector clients, including:

University teaching and arts education

2004 and 2005

2004

Freelance journalism

1996 to 2009

Media in which my articles have appeared include:

Adline, Amathus Hotels customer magazine, Artshub, Brand Strategy, Business Age, Business Evolution (Cable & Wireless publication), Business Franchise, Carob Mills customer magazine, Connect, The Customer Report, Director, DM Business, Enable (Energis publication), Eurograduate (the European graduate guide), European Retail News, Four Seasons customer magazine, FX, The Grocer, In-Store Marketing, Lighting Design, Marketing Week, Meetings & Incentive Travel, Mindtonic, NB (KPMG Consulting customer publication), PR Week, Precision Marketing, The Press Gazette, Professional Recruiter, Recruit, Retail Equipment & Design, Solutions (Sage software customer publication), The South Africa Times and Tate magazine. 

PUBLICATIONS

‘What we left at the beach’, published by Tangible Things, 2004

 

Previous work history (in South Africa, prior to settling in UK in 1996) includes:

1997

1993 to 1994

Manager of external publications for the Group Communications Division of Standard Bank of South Africa in Johannesburg

1991 to 1993

Other experience:

 

EDUCATION

University of Westminster: MA, Media Practice, 2004 (with merit)

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg: BA Honours, Drama and Film 

Certificate in Business German (Deutsch Fuer den Beruf), Goethe Institute, London

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English (first language), German (competent), French (conversational)

 

INTERESTS

Music: jazz drumming, performing with various groups

Visual arts: landscape and portrait photography and semi-abstract painting