Eugene Struthers MCIoJ
Address: UK England, The United Kingdom
I am a dedicated, organized and methodical individual. I have good interpersonal skills and I am an excellent team worker and I'm keen and very willing to learn and develop new skills. I am reliable and dependable and often seek new responsibilities within a wide range of photographic employment areas. I have an active and dynamic approach to work and getting things done. I am determined and decisive. I identify and develop opportunities. I am well organized and always plan ahead to make sure I manage my time well.
Knowledge & Experience:
HTML, CSS, HTML 5
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Dreamweaver CS5, Mailchimp, ahrefs, Hubspot,
Google search console, Google Analytics, CRM, Hotjar, Buffer, Hootsuite, Trello, and Web editing tools, PHP & MySQL, and CMS as end-user.
Qualifications & Education:
College of Media & Publishing
06/2016 - 12/2019
Diploma: Copywriting level 4
Diploma: Investigative journalism level 3
Diploma: Proofreading & editing level 4
Diploma: Web editing Level 4
Diploma: Google SEO Level 4
1998 - 2003
International College of Journalism:- Diploma Journalism
International College of Journalism:- Advanced Higher Diploma Journalism.
Cengage Education:- Higher Advanced Diploma in Freelance Journalism
City & Guilds:- Higher Professional Diploma Photography Level 4 (Two years)
City & Guilds:- Photography & Image-making Level 4 (Two years)
Teaching Qualification & Experience:
Diploma: Teach English as a Foreign Language
(Certified and academically recognised by the College of teachers) C.O.E.S CELTA/TESOL.
Beginner to Advanced.
1993 - 1994
Sir Pierre van Rynaveld High School
Edleen Secondary school
Job title:- Copywriter & Web content editor / Proofreader & Editor
October 2013 – Present
Self-employed: Qualified & accredited Proofreader & Editor, Copywriter, Web content editor.
Creating innovative, engaging copy for clients in line with their strategy.
Creating and editing original copy that is accurate, well-researched, and meets client/company needs and deadlines.
Creating product descriptions to be used in advertisements in print and online.
Generating copy & feature content for the corporate website and maintaining the blog.
Performing Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) duties; keyword research, title and description tags, keyword density, competitor analysis, backlinks, etc.
Utilising the advanced features of the Content Management System (CMS)
Maintaining social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Google+)
Monitoring the organization’s website traffic through Google Analytics
Conducting extensive research during the writing process
Proofreading and editing content pieces before they are published
Updating old articles on the website with fresh and relevant content
Edit and proof-read all content to ensure consistency using style guides with tone and relevance to the target audience.
Job title:- Web Content Editor & Photographer
January 2002 – October 2013
The monthly management of updating web pages, writing an editorial on Frontpage files, proofreading, and picture editor.
Design of web site layout and banners using Photoshop, Dreamweaver and paint shop pro, HTML, CSS.
Evaluating and giving a critique of new photographic equipment & methods.
Created online content, email marketing, taglines, headlines, landing pages content, Technical photography training course
Design and layout of the whole website, uploading of content
Responsible for writing content “articles, training tutorials, copy, marketing, and product reviews” across various platforms: Social media, blogs, direct mail, SEO Marketing, web-content.
Responsible for monthly editorial and training events
Proofreading & editing of existing content & copy
Developing and liaising with publishers & preparing advertising and promotional photographic material for mailing and distribution.
Research into different photography web site markets.
Compilation of a database of International photographers & models, leads and links.
Assisting in the regulation of US Code 18 Section 2257 compliance and copyright law.
TPM Photography Amsterdam
Job title:- Editorial Assistant & Photojournalist
February 2000 - December 2001
Overseeing the layout, appearance, and content of feature articles.
Generating ideas for feature articles with writing staff.
Editing and re-writing articles, overseeing the artwork, design, and photography for the features section of the web site.
Proofreading articles before going live online.
Interviewing models and International photographers, manufacturers.
Writing a monthly column on European photographic techniques and new developments.
Developing and liaising with publisher & prepared advertising and promotional photographic material for mailing and distribution.
Selecting feature articles for each issue.
Sending out briefs to writers which included word count, deadline, fee, and writing style.
Assessing and evaluating new software and photographic equipment.
International News Syndicate / ANS Amsterdam
Job title:- Freelance Journalist
March 1998 - January 2000
Researching & producing concise and accurate copy according to the newspaper's / magazine house style and to strict deadlines.
Interviewing sources, seeking out, and investigating stories via a contacts list, press releases, and other media outlets.
Pitching feature articles, case studies, etc. Writing, editing, submitting copy. Proofreading, verifying statements and facts.
Staying up to date with Dutch/English Privacy, Contempt & Defamation law, and Libel law.
Wrote news and feature articles covering all aspects of Dutch life & Culture in The Netherlands.
Full member:- National Press Card (As recognised by the Police & government officials)
Full Member:- The Chartered Institute of Journalists
Full Member:- "Photojournalist" International Press card
Teaching English as a Foreign Language in the evening, Reading classical novels, writing short fiction stories. Photography
- News reporting & news writing techniques.
- Feature article writing, column writing.
- Interviewing & investigative techniques.
- Sources & output of newsbreaks.
- Investigative journalism: Consumer magazines & B2B magazines.
- Investigative Journalism skills and techniques.
- Trained Teacher of English as a Foreign Language.
Internationally - Trained by recognised Cert. Ed and RSA trainer.
- Photography / Photojournalism.
- IPSO, SEO, research techniques.
- Press release, handouts & reports.
- Press and events, conferences meetings.
- Media Law: Copyright law, Trademark law, Libel law, Contempt of court, Sexual offenses, and youth anonymity laws.
- Copywriting: Writing advertising content, direct mail, press releases, sales pitches, presentations and proposals, social media, and blogs/vlogs.
- Industry codes of practice: ASA, CAP, BCAP, OFT.
- SfEP Code of Practice, Proofreading: legal checks, academic editing.
- Checking accuracy & facts, use of language, Copy editing, proofreading on paper & screen, spelling & grammar checking, applying a style.
- Indexing, research, reviews, criticism.
- Full Member: Chartered Institute of Journalists (2002 -present)
- The design & development of a fully functioning private & business website. A complete interactive website with online store able to take payments and process international transactions selling products or services. Click here: Web design
2010 - present
2010 - present