forget the cv. forget the different 'selves'.
As a writer (and spinner) of words, I am adept at summing myself up into neat explanations, depending on who is asking and what kind of cocktail party I am attending. Here are a few examples:
- A creative professional and storyteller with over nine years of combined experience in copywriting, feature writing, public relations and project management.
- A communications consultant specialising in content creation, social strategy and relationship management.
- A songwriter, singer and music video editor.
We no longer live in a compartmentalised society that separates ‘work self’ from ‘weekend self’ (thanks internet, social media and the new economy*), which is why all of the above statements are personally true and professionally relevant.
When you work with me in a professional capacity, you are working with the same person who has a book club for Radical Readers, writes features, songs, poetry, and who most likely has a very strong opinion on where to find the best soy piccolo in East London.
Both personal and professional experiences inform my consultancy and copywriting, and hey, you want a human at the end of the day, right? The robots aren’t here yet**.
**Ok, so the robots are here but thankfully they haven’t taken my job. Will they take yours?