Who Am I?
I am an award-winning, highly-skilled and experienced freelance writer, copywriter, social media manager, PR, blogger and feature writer, available to help your business.
“Andrew is a driven and talented individual who would be a credit to any operation and comes with my heartiest endorsement. He is a highly-skilled and committed journalist with excellent people skills.”
Editor, Liverpool Echo, Editor-in-Chief, Reach PLC North West and North Wales.
Full Reference available on request.
Freelance Writer, for publications including: Local Life, Woman’s Own, Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Lancashire Post, Lancs Live, Liverpool ECHO, Southport Visiter; Social Media Manager, various local firms; Website Copywriter; Radio Presenter, Sandgrounder Radio; Columnist, Southport Visiter; Community Campaigner, Stand Up For Southport; November, 2019 onwards.
Online and Newspaper Group Editor, plus Social Media Editor, SouthportVisiter.co.uk, Southport Visiter, Midweek Visiter, Ormskirk Advertiser, Skelmersdale Advertiser, Crosby Herald, Formby Times: January, 2013 – November, 2019.
Website Of The Year Runner-Up, O2 North West Awards 2017, Visiter website
Website Of The Year Runner-Up, O2 North West Awards 2016, Visiter website
Free Weekly Newspaper Of The Year, O2 North West Awards 2016, Midweek Visiter
Online contributor, Liverpool ECHO website and Lancs Live website, January 2015 onwards
Deputy Editor, Southport Visiter, Midweek Visiter, Ormskirk Advertiser, Skelmersdale Advertiser, Crosby Herald: January, 2010 – December, 2012.
Assistant Editor, Southport Visiter, Midweek Visiter, Ormskirk Advertiser, Skelmersdale Advertiser, Crosby Herald: September, 2001 – December, 2012.
News Editor, Crosby Herald, Bootle Times: September, 1998 – September 2001
Reporter, Crosby Herald and Bootle Times, September, 1996 – September, 1998.
Courses including: Journalism Leaders; Media Law; Where Next for Journalism; People Like Us.
Shorthand, 100 words per minute, Liverpool City Community College, May 1997
NVQ Level 4 Journalism, Liverpool City Community College: May 1997
Politics & Modern History BA Degree: The University Of Manchester, June 1995
Community Ambassador for Community Link Foundation charity
Founder, Southport’s Charity Fun Fest, a large annual two-day community event in Southport
Woodvale Round Table and Southport Round Table ex-member