Work on Other Sites

Inside.com – From March 2015 – August 2015 Salary: Freelance, varied

Recently I worked as a freelancer for inside.com. Inside was founded as a start-up by famed angel investor, Jason Calacanis.

Inside aims to become the Twitter of journalism, identifying the need for short, concise ‘updates’ – the way many people now consume news via social media.

At Inside I previously held the role of News Curator – writing 24 170 word ‘updates’ per day, concerning a host of news stories as they break. Most recently, myself alongside two other people were in charge of Inside’s new gadget-focused vertical. For that, me and two others wrote up to 20 ‘updates’ per day concerning gadgets and technology.

I also assisted in the management of the Inside Gadgets Twitter page, posting content and growing the audience.

As part of that position, I partook in a training program, reinforcing the skills I have in delivering clear and concise content, as well as ensuring my familiarity with Associated Press style.

A small sample of the 378 news ’updates’ I wrote for Inside.com:

eTeknix – Freelance – November 2014 – March 2015

Before Inside, I wrote for eTeknix.com, a site that receives 800,000 – 1 million+ visits a month and has over 63,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook. I published between 5-10 articles a day, 7 days a week, concerning general technology news. I was also in charge of Mobile and Consumer reviews at eTeknix. Plus, I have experience in editing images to be featured on the site using Photoshop. You can see all my writing for that site here – http://www.eteknix.com/author/rsimmons/

AppleInsider – Freelance – November 2014

I have also contributed a number of articles to AppleInsider – one of the biggest Apple news sites on the web, receiving 2 million unique visitors a month.

As part of that, I was given training in the Associated Press style, giving me the tools to write clear, accurate and impartial content. You can see this evidenced in some of my named contributions, some of which are listed below.

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Work on Other Sites

Walsall Reports

Walsall Reports was a website that set out to provide local news for local people by local people. I noticed that there were few if any local news outlets anymore, so I decided to launch one of my own. Walsall Reports could originally be found at walsallreports.uk. Below I have listed a number images showcasing the work I put into the final build of that website which was updated in July 2014.

Visit at walsallreports.uk before my hosting expires on April 3rd 2015.

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Walsall Reports

Lapeler.com

I have experience with SEO and Google Analytics from a web design project I created called Lapeler, and from producing traffic-centric articles for the blogs I have written for. Lapeler was my attempt to start a company designing and managing websites. I built a clean and responsive website using WordPress in the process.

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Lapeler.com