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Clarity, conciseness, accuracy, plain English, strong messages, compelling content, persuasive copy, raised awareness and customer/supporter engagement...

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More than 20 years' experience as writer, editor and editorial manager, print and digital, in books, communications and marketing, for charities, not-for-profit organisations, commercial companies and individual clients.

I offer the full range of editorial services, including:

Writing, research, editorial management, commissioning, structural, copy and line editing, product copywriting, interviewing contributors, digital marketing, writing and editing feature articles, reports, blogs and web pages, SEO, targeted emails, style guides and writing/tone of voice toolkits, and proofreading.

Key Skill:Editor / Proofreader Experience:Senior

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Brian G Burns: CV
Brian G Burns, BB Editorial: CV
Online retail newsletter
One edition of 12 light and snappy online retail newsletters I wrote in 2014.
AOHL Online shop product copy
Action on Hearing Loss benefit-led product copy sample for its online shop, with a strong focus on SEO - just one of more than 50 I wrote in 2018.
Personal Independence Payment booklet
Contact a family's 70-page booklet comprehensively covering Personal Independence Payment. I completed detailed line and major structural editing of all copy.
Online school prospectus
One of three school prospectuses for Ambitious about Autism. I completed detailed line and major structural editing of all copy, and proofread and corrected the layouts.
Macmillan healthcare magazine
Macmillan's healthcare professional magazine: I edited existing content and saw through to print the spring 2013 edition, and commissioned and planned all content for the summer 2013 edition.
Changing lives: scientific research report
British Lung Foundation's 2015 research report: I wrote all copy based on wide-ranging background information supplied and recorded telephone interviews with all scientific researchers featured.
Speak Easy campaign exhibition material
In 2017, I conceived and wrote this exhibition display and handout material for Action on Hearing Loss's Speak Easy campaign. (I also edited a number of tie-in articles, promoting the campaign.)
Scientifically speaking (feature article)
Feature article for Action on Hearing Loss's membership magazine in 2017: I wrote 'Scientifically speaking' based on background information, supplied, additional research, and an interview with the featured researcher.
Intensive care, eternal thanks
Online article for UNISON - one of two expanded from recorded interview material I had gathered for an article I contributed to the organisation's membership magazine U to promote its Public Service Champions campaign.
Saddle up, pardner (feature article)
Sometimes, with a dry subject, a lighter, more engaging touch is needed, as seen here in 'Saddle up, pardner'. This is just one of a large number of articles, across a wide range of subjects, that I wrote for Diabetes UK's membership magazine.
Diabetes Update magazine
I was the editor of Diabetes UK's quarterly healthcare professional magazine for three years, planning, commissioning, editing and producing 14 editions. I also led on a complete redesign and editorial revamping, completed in time for the third edition.