Campaigns and Press Releases
While working as a Marketing Executive for
DC Thomson Family History, I had numerous news releases printed in newspapers,
family history magazines and on news/genealogy websites in the UK and elsewhere.
In addition to writing these press releases, I was also responsible for distributing
the press releases. Included below are four press releases that I wrote to promote
the release of new records on the ScotlandsPeople genealogy website.
tamer's wedding features in online archive" [my personal favourite!]
of Scots soldiers go online'
rolls show what property Scots owned and rented in 1905'
insight into Scots life in the early 20th Century'
Writing news content for sage.com
When writing news stories for Sage Software Ltd, I liaised with the relevant
person from whichever company department the story was about. Writing news stories
also involved frequent contact with the Sage PR Department. Included below are
three news stories that I wrote for Sage.com website.
I also wrote (and distributed) news releases for the Institute of Nanotechnology.
And me in the news!
Um, er, there have been one or two times when I've been caught up in the news
story itself. To read all about my latest entanglement and predicament, click
More previous entanglements and predicaments - winning a writing scholarship
This is a news story about a scholarship award that I won while studying at
university. In short, it was a writing competition that I won (and a first prize
of £1,000). To see the newspaper stories (and photos of me when I was young
and frisky, yet still totally glaikit), click