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I'm an experienced journalist and editor (with a background in technology and all-things social). I head up content here at Procurious HQ, and generally make sure the community is playing nice.
When I'm not doing that you can find me honing my camera skills at gigs around London, collecting vintage toys, console gaming, wrestling with my first novel, or sampling craft ales/rum in some dusty pub somewhere.
Contact me if you'd like to submit your event to our events listings, or want to be considered to write a guest blog post.
You can also find me on Twitter: @HelloMFS
FUNCTION: PR & Communications
CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: Other
PRIMARY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: Other
Content & Community Manager at Procurious
May 2014 - Present ( 3 years, 6 months ) | London, United Kingdom
Responsible for generating and distributing news and information about all our businesses across all available channels.
Technology and Gaming Channel editor
January 2008 - October 2013 ( 5 years, 8 months ) | London
Content editor of MSN Tech on the UK's biggest portal. I wrote reviews, features and news about mobile phones, cameras, tablets, laptops, apps and headphones. Also led projects for some of Microsoft’s most high-profile launches and respected product families. Some of these included Windows Phone, Windows 7 (and 8), Hotmail, MSN Messenger, Office, Bing, and Xbox One.
Home Office (Digital Communications Team)
February 2007 - December 2007 ( 10 months ) | London
Responsible for daily content updates, drafting designs for site overhauls, composition of online visitor surveys, and assisted with user testing.
December 2006 - June 2007 ( 5 months ) | London
Responsible for search engine optimisation (SEO) and user accessibility.
University of Gloucestershire
BA of Multimedia Systems/English Literature
2001 - 2004