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SMITH, DAVID

Freelance Journalist

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I am a fully qualified (NCTJ), highly professional journalist, who worked for 11 years in London before moving to York in March, 2008.

I have a lot of experience and a variety of skills, first honed on a regional paper, then in London. For three years with Channel 4, I wrote reports and features for their cricket website, and ghosted columns for the commentators. I have now performed a similar role as editor of Channel 5's cricket site for three years. The site has been a huge success with 300,000 hits a month. I still report on cricket and rugby matches for The Times.

But I also write about many other subjects. Recently, I wrote and edited business supplements which appeared in The Times and The Daily Telegraph; I contribute news and monthly features about the international construction industry to a trade magazine. I've also interviewed many famous writers and actors.

My approach is meticulous - for five years in London, I did regular sub-editing shifts on The Times business desk. A true allrounder, I also do page layouts in QuarkExpress and InDesign. I am educated to degree level, fluent in French, and a strong Italian speaker.

In everything I do, I give 100 per cent and I can provide strong references.

Key Skill:Journalist Experience:Senior

Other Skills:Journalist (Senior), Current Affairs (Senior), Feature Writing (Senior), Arts / Entertainment Review (Senior), Automotive (MiddleWeight), Agriculture (MiddleWeight), Aviation/Aerospace (MiddleWeight), Babies / Children / Maternity (MiddleWeight), Beauty / Fashion (MiddleWeight), Business / Corporate (Senior), Economics (Senior), Education (MiddleWeight), Engineering (MiddleWeight), Finance / Tax (Senior), Food and Drink (Senior), Foreign Affairs (Senior), Health (MiddleWeight), History (Senior), Information Technology (MiddleWeight), Investigative (MiddleWeight), Law (MiddleWeight), Lifestyle (Senior), Medical (MiddleWeight), Politics (Senior), Popular Culture (Senior), Property (Senior), Religion (Senior), Sport (Senior), Telecoms (MiddleWeight), Travel/ Tourism (Senior), Copywriter (Senior), Agriculture (MiddleWeight), Arts / Entertainment (Senior), Business / Commercial (Senior), Education (Senior), Finance (Senior), Health (Senior), Law (Senior), Lifestyle (Senior), Medical (Senior), Religion (Senior), Technology (Senior), Travel / Tourism (Senior), Editor / Proofreader (Senior), Business / Commercial (Senior), Children's (Senior), Legal (Senior), Medical / Clinical (Senior), Religion (Senior), Scientific (Senior), Technical (Senior), Translation (Senior), Travel / Tourism (Senior), Translators (Senior), Online / SEO (Senior)

URL: www.dwsmith.org.uk        

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I am a strong allround journalist. The last feature I wrote was described flatteringly by the editor like this: "What a story, elegantly, even gracefully written."
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