My journalism experience spans two decades and includes skills in writing, commissioning and editing business to business (B2B) magazines, specialist trade titles, UK national newspapers and international online publications. Samples of my work are listed below:
MisBeeeWrites is a culture blogsite I launched in 2013, which went on to become an ideas platform for generating freelance articles for online and print publications. Some of these blog posts have been published on online publications or have resulted in opportunities to guest blog on established websites – one of which is the Ghana Society Luton’s web page. Some more examples are listed below.
I am a member of the National Union of Journalists; a member and administrator at Black British Bloggers, and also Blogging Ghana – Ghana’s biggest organisation of bloggers and social media enthusiasts. During my membership at Blogging Ghana, I was nominated twice in 2016 and 2018 in their Blogging and Social Media Awards.
The AKADi Magazine
The AKADi Magazine is the multi-media magazine arm of MisBeee Writes – the culture website featuring articles about people of African descent on African soil and in the diaspora.
The PDF publication is quarterly covers topics including business, health and well-being, art, literature, history that are anchored around issues of social significance. AKADi shares stories from individuals who are challenging, shaping and disrupting stereotypes about Africa and Africans through their personal stories.
The publication has explored language endangerment and its impact on Ghanaian diaspora communities; featured entrepreneur stories in tech and business, and examined various aspects of mental health and the challenges of diagnosis and treatment. The first issue comes out in August 2019.
An online version is available here at akadimagazine.co.uk
My freelance copywriting experience includes working for Bridgehead Media (preview writing content for online music platforms) Checkmate Concevoir (see below) and Meka Marketing (writing B2B blog content for small businesses).
PR and Corporate Communications
Through my writing, I have worked for a number of UK and Ghanaian organisations supporting their PR,campaigns and communications strategies. These roles have included developing written content to build companies’ brands and social media presence.
I have produced and delivered internal online communications (newsletters and intranet news) and external communications for a range of businesses. Companies include GSM London where I have delivered company content, people profiles and events news for publication on third-party platforms.
Other examples are list below:
Collaborations have led to my content being mentioned in company product brochures, such as Black hair products company Afrocenchix, supporting their R&D and contributing to their blog content. See here.
I co-launched a cultural event called ReUnite the World designed to promote world music and raise funds for UNICEF.
I have delivered workshops based on content produced through my blogs. These workshops have included: Traditional Beliefs and Customary Law (Star 100), and Pa Gya – Literary Festival (Writers Project of Ghana, Blogging Ghana and Goethe-Institut).
Creative Commons Ghana hosted a panel discussion at Lancaster University Ghana, on the benefits of making information more accessible to the public through open licenses, which I participated in and included a post I had written on Copyright laws in Ghana.
I have also led masterclasses on journalism, one of which was at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), in Accra, Ghana.
Motivational and confidence coach Abigale Otchere interviewed me on her Motivational Monday Podcast and I have contributed to a SOAS discussion on mysogynoire.
One of my blogposts – ‘Gold Coast: A Lucid look into Denmark’s Colonial Past‘ – was referenced in a Routledge Journal under the paper Gold Coast (2015) and Danish Economies of Guilt by Lil-Ann Korber.
I can support your organisation in any of the areas below:
Writing & proof-reading
- copywriting, editorial features
- technical writing, press releases
- editing and proof-reading.
Branding & promotion
- researching & networking,
- pitching to bloggers and journalists,
- press release syndication
- PR campaigns.
Building digital markets
- developing digital content strategies
- web content design
- social media marketing
To discuss your needs in more details or receive a rate card, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org