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.
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