Freelance profile

Richard Shrubb (Richard Shrubb)

I am a freelance health, sailing and social affairs journalist, with clients in the UK and the US. I write online SEO and content as a core part of my work. I have recently co-written a book and published another in 2006. With an MA in broadcast journalism I make a well mixed podcast too. I run a social media campaign for a Dorset based political campaign group.

Contact details:

Postcode: LU1 1LG
Region/nation: South East
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.richardshrubb.co.uk
Also find me on: FacebookLinkedInTwitter
Telephone: 07476005083

Skills:

See suggested rates:

Feature writerRates: Print media
ReporterRates: Reporter
Multimedia developerRates: Online/editing
Online journalismRates: Online/writing
ResearcherRates: Researcher
from the Freelance Fees Guide.

Subjects:

  • Disability
  • Marine and maritime
  • Sciences
  • Health and fitness
  • Drugs
  • Charity/voluntary sector
  • Industry

Major clients:

  • National tabloids
  • Sailing titles - US and UK
  • Nursing journals
  • Transport websites
  • Sailing websites

Profile last updated: 2014-11-12 15:11:04


Extra information:

Here is my full CV - visit www.richardshrubb.co.uk for my portfolio...

Current clients

Web Content – 2012 to date

Rewrote landing pages for medical recruitment agency HCL Doctors website in August 2014

 

Currently writing 5 posts a month and an e-book every month for The Boating Hub – see example here

 

Currently writing 20 posts a month for World Freight Focus on international logistics. Also publish four podcasts a month for the same site.

 

Currently writing with Ninja Creative writing content for a variety of websites. Main monthly task is now 20 posts a month on Middle East railway news. Samples via Ninja (as a writer, never given the byline) – Click on hyperlink - Acorn Stairllifts, MENA Railway News, Opilio Recruitment, Credit Claims Online

 

Have published blogs and copy on Tree.com, Liberal Conspiracy, Nautical Mile, NORML UK, and a range of other websites.

 

Have written for Widows Widowers and the Qatari Academic Health System through other sources.

 

Print Journalism – 2007 to date

UK titles

Mental Health Today – feature writer and columnist.  Download most recent article on the differences between generic and patent psychiatric medications here

 

Sunday Express – see a sample of my national tabloid journalism here

 

Inside Housing (social housing journal) – see latest piece on how rent arrears fall in energy efficient social housing  here

 

North American titles

Have written for several national and local titles over the years including Sailing World as their 2012 Paralympics Correspondent. Boating Times Long Island – write a feature every few months for this local boating magazine. See http://boatingtimesli.com/NY/author/richard-shrubb/ for my work to date.

 

Social Media

I run the Dorset People’s Assembly Facebook Page which has around 190 Likes to date, of which 45 people regularly make monthly meetings in Dorchester.

 

Books

Men’s Mental Health Manual  (2014) Men’s Health Foundation. Have co-written this piece, which aims to spell out mental health and wellness for the lay audience. Due for publication later this year.

 

Giving Voice to the Inner Scream (2006) Chipmunka Publishing. An investigation into the stigma of mental illness within and without the mental health system.

 

Previous employment

1993-94 – SSV Rosecrew aboard a 200 ft replica of an American War of Independence era British warship. Sailed across the Great Lakes, SE Canada and as far south as New York over 12 months. Learned to hand, reef and steer as well as a number of other life skills I hold to this day.

 

Training

2006 – MA in Broadcast Journalism, University College Falmouth. Broadcast Journalism Training Council accredited course.

 

1997  - BSc (Hons) in Maritime Studies, Solent University. Specialised in maritime leisure management and maritime safety.

 

Hobbies

Sailing – currently a member of Stewartby Sailing Club in Bedfordshire. Sail every weekend on my racing dinghy.

 

Gardening and community work. Working with Marsh Farm Outreach in an attempt to people from a sink estate in Luton financially self sufficient. Currently working on setting up a business making jams and chutneys from fruit growing on road verges, public parks and abandoned orchards.