Writer’s CV

Laurie Blake

Writer’s CV

Publications and Experience

‘A Trip Through The Body’ – Freelance Educational Adventure Book

Commissioned by DK Books – November 2013 – February 2014

  • Assigned subject matter and content guidelines and created an original narrative within the required educational framework.
  • Created and submitted synopsis styled and formatted as requested within deadline.
  • Successfully presented final manuscript on deadline, with the following response from the commissioning editor Deborah Lock:

‘We’ve thoroughly enjoyed your manuscript. Great chatty style and clever how you’ve incorporated the information, very clever how we move around from one system to another, and enjoy the humour, descriptions and adventure.’

Serial Novel Writer – The Schism Series – http://schismseries.wordpress.com

May 2015 – Ongoing

  • Regular bi-weekly updates of five thousand word chapters
  • Managing content across many different platforms at once – five publishing points and four social media platforms
  • Released an audiobook alongside main updates every two weeks

  Commissioning Editor – Milk Magazine, Bath Spa University Magazine

September 2012 – July 2013

  • Submitted a number of creative writing pieces for publication in the magazine.
  • Managed a team of writers, and successfully generated a higher amount of content than any other department, completed and submitted well within publishing deadlines.
  • Edited and assistant edited on over a hundred and fifty articles to match quality, tone and style criteria within the magazine guidelines.

Published Works

Five Stop Story – Spring Short Story Competition – April 2014

Short Story titled ‘Inside’ – Published Runner Up ‘Highly Commended’ – Read Here

Pilcrow and Dagger – January Edition 2015

Short story ‘What Lurks Beneath’ – Published – Read Here

Pilcrow and Dagger – March Edition 2015

Short story ‘Weapons of Master Suction’ – Published – Read Here

‘A Trip Through The Body’ – Freelance Educational Adventure Book

Commissioned November 2014 – Published April 2015

Education

2010 – 2014    Bath Spa University

  • Undergraduate Degree – BA Hons in Creative Writing – 2:1

2006 – 2009    Brooklands College, Weybridge, Surrey

  • BTEC National Diploma in Media: Moving Image – 2:1

2001 – 2006    Home Schooled

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