Writing

Ann Morgan: writer & editor

Writing

Journalism

I've written for lots of publications in the UK and abroad. Favourite cuttings include an article on translation for the Financial Times, a feature on my project to read the world for the Independent, and an interview with a senior civil servant in the new South Sudan goverment and a feature on a separatist movement in India, both for the New Internationalist.

 

I have also written on education for various Guardian supplements and websites. Examples include articles such as this one on travel for new NGOs and this one on creative writing degrees.

I spent two years as a feature writer and commissioning editor on the Education UK magazines the Guardian produced on behalf of the British Council for international students. My work for these publications included interviews with Cobra Beer founder Lord Bilimoria, Beijing TV star Wei Yidong, ringtone millionaire Alexander Amosu, leading Indian journalist Sunil Prabhu, Pakistani rock musician Sajid Ghafoor and African Finance Corporation boss Andrew Alli, as well as articles on textile courses, journalism degrees and translation studies.

I was a finalist in the Guardian International Development Journalism Competition 2010 (see my shortlisted article and final assignment).

Other journalism includes articles for BBC Music Magazine, the Literary Review, the Huffington Post and the South London Press, as well as a travel piece for the Weekend Australian Magazine.

Copywriting

With experience producing copy for adverts, press releases, conference reports, promotional leaflets and the web, I am at home writing for both corporate and not-for-profit organisations. Examples of my work include interviews with former NBA basketball player John Amaechi and BBC reporter Reeta Chakrabarti, case studies for the British Council's Youth in Action and Active Citizens projects in the UK and abroad, and posters and pamphlets to promote its International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) in universities nationwide.

In 2009-10 I covered the maternity leave of the UK Copywriter at Corbis and its subsidiary company Veer. During this time, I wrote regular web updates, email marketing material and brochures for exhibitions, as well as copy for print pieces.

I started out writing promotional and press material for heritage charity the Victorian Society, for which I was Campaigns Officer for nearly four years. During this time, I wrote press releases, newsletters, web updates and a fundraising blog documenting the renovation of a listed Victorian house.

Blogging

In 2012 I did a project to read a book from every country in the world and I still blog at ayearofreadingtheworld.com. My book, Reading the World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer, which came out of the blog, was published by Harvill Secker in the UK and Commonwealth on February 5, 2015 and by Liveright in the US and Canada on May 4.

 

 

 

© Ann Morgan 2015