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Are you a journalist or comms professional looking to update your skills? Check out my current and upcoming training courses, or email me to discuss something more bespoke.
Advanced Research Skills
Learn how to use free Google tools to enhance your news gathering, reporting, and storytelling. This 3-hour in-person training covers everything from advanced search techniques and verification to sourcing experts, academic articles and case law. I'll also show you how to analyse and compare Google search data, find quality data sets, and produce quick and easy data visualisations. For more details, email me.
Getting Started as a Freelance Journalist
As a freelance journalist, I've written for national US and UK-based outlets including The Guardian, The Independent, The Week and Vice. This 5-week online course, launching in summer 2018, will cover everything from pitching to negotiating rates and building your brand. To register your interest and be notified when the course goes live, enter your email below.
If you want to improve your writing or are struggling to land pitches, I can help. With more than 10 years or journalism and editing experience under my belt, I offer one-to-one coaching by email or video call to show you how to polish up your articles, essays, pitches, press releases and blogs. To find out more, email me.
From developing new print-to-digital workflows in regional news to testing hundreds of new apps and tools as technology editor at Journalism.co.uk and working on product development at Shorthand, I do my best work at the intersection of media and tech.
I've shared my expertise with dozens of startups, developers, academic institutions and non-profits to help them launch new products and improve their digital services. Here are a few of my favourite projects so far:
- Developing design and UX on a beta stage Twitter app.
- Designing a digital journalism curriculum for students at the University of Southampton.
- Teaching non-profits and business owners how to improve their reach and engagement through blogging and social media.
- Helping event organisers find diverse yet brilliant speakers for their next conference.
Want to discuss your next project? Get in touch and let's grab a coffee, pick up the phone, and see how we can work together.
"We asked Abigail to produce a report on podcasting for us. It was very high quality and it was a pleasure working with her. I would recommend her to anyone looking for insight in this field."
– Husain Husaini, chief executive, Wire Free Productions