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Department for Children, Schools and Families – website editing

 

Every Child Matters

“Please accept my thanks for all the work you have done on ECM. Your calm and constructive professionalism and skill as an editor has been an invaluable asset. Very best wishes for the future, it has been a pleasure working with you.” Darren Davison, Digital Communications Manager at Department for Education.

“Anita’s many skills have been a great asset to the web editorial team. Her ability to take a fresh look at tired copy and find user-friendly solutions to ‘knotty’ information-management problems has significantly improved the structure and content. Often called upon to deal with complex tasks, Anita has always delivered high-quality work to tight deadlines, and her professional, calm and friendly approach means she has been a joy to work with.” Jenifer Smith, The Inspired Communication Partnership.

Every Child Matters was the Department for Children, School and Families’ (DCSF, now Department for Education) new website, combining content from three previous websites into a useful online tool for the children’s workforce.

Anita was part of a team of specialist editors for the web, charged with ensuring that content had transferred correctly and was in keeping with the DCSF’s copy style guide. This involved editing, re-writing and writing copy, and using a new and complex content management system to upload content onto the site.

Following this, I continued to work with the project partners Inspired Communication Partnership and Scroll, as an editor for the site. This involved editing content prepared by Department staff so that it was suitable for the way people use and read websites, and conformed to the Department’s digital channels style guide.

Other website consultancy work

Youth Music – Youth Music Network website – user testing, review and report

Real Ideas Organisation and Newnham St Peter’s Primary School – Writing for the web INSET day

 

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