Nicola Burton

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Coggeshall, Colchester, UK

Freelance copywriter & PR consultant with ten years of independent, in-house, & agency experience, specialising in education.

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Overview

I am a freelance copywriter and PR consultant with nearly ten years of independent, in-house, and agency experience. Freelance clients include Oxford University Press, MIT Press, Canbury Press, Oxford Children’s Books, Tutors International, and Oxford AQA International Examinations. I was previously international PR and social media manager for Oxford Dictionaries, and I have a BA degree in English from Cambridge University. Here's my website: Do get in touch if you have a project I could help out with.
Non-Fiction
Art
Education & Reference
History
Music
Parenting & Families
Publishing
Technology
Fiction
Children's Picture Books

Certifications

  • EDUCATION University of Cambridge ​2.i BA (Hons) in English

Awards

  • PUBLISHER'S PUBLICITY CIRCLE Highly Commended PR Campaign Awarded for Oxford Dictionaries 'new words' campaign
  • PUBLISHER'S PUBLICITY CIRCLE Highly Commended PR Campaign Awarded for international Oxford Dictionaries 'selfie: word of the year' campaign
  • PUBLISHER'S PUBLICITY CIRCLE Shortlisted twice in 'Best Direct to Digital Campaign' at the Annual PPC Awards

Work experience

Independent PR consultant, copywriter, and book publicist specialising in non-fiction

Self-employed
January, 2016 – Present (over 3 years)

Providing independent communications services, from strategy creation and media relations through to copywriting and social media management. Clients include Oxford University Press (academic, trade, education and children's books), MIT Press, Canbury Press, Tutors International, Flock Creative, and OxfordAQA International Examinations.

International publicity manager

Oxford Dictionaries
January, 2013 – January, 2016 (about 3 years)

Global lead for all Oxford Dictionaries publicity.

Managed the Oxford Dictionaries media team of 15 media trained staff, handled all media enquiries, developed digital content in collaboration with the marketing team, and managed social media platforms.

Led major international and local PR projects with minimal budget, including OUP’s most successful Word of the Year and ‘new word’ campaigns to date.

Press officer and social media editor

Oxford University Press
January, 2011 – January, 2012 (about 1 year)

Book publicist for OUP’s dictionaries and non-fiction humanities and linguistics titles. Worked with a range of authors including Professor David Crystal and Gyles Brandreth. Secured extensive print, broadcast, and online coverage; managed author tours and literary festival appearances; and developed bespoke social media content.

Editor of OUPblog. Achieved record growth and engagement for multiple Twitter accounts including @OED, @OxfordWords, Oxford World's Classics, and OUPacademic. Founded or managed other social media presences including Facebook, Tumblr, Google Plus, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Delivered training courses in basic HTML coding, SEO effectiveness, and social media management and analysis.

Account executive

3 Monkeys Communications
January, 2010 – January, 2011 (about 1 year)

Provided PR support for technology, consumer, and charity clients, including Microsoft, LivingSocial, and the International Primate Protection League (IPPL); worked in a team to launch IPPL’s ‘Save The Gibbon’ campaign, winner of best environmental campaign at The National Charity Awards 2011.

Associate programme executive

Hotwire PR
January, 2009 – January, 2010 (about 1 year)

Supported consumer and business technology clients including BlackBerry and Cable&Wireless.

Mona Lisa: The People and the Painting

Martin Kemp, Giuseppe Pallanti

Read this book and the world's most famous image will never look the same again. For the world's greatest cultural icon still has secrets to reveal - not the silly secrets that the 'Leonardo loonies' continue to advance, but previously unknown facts about the lives of Leonardo, his father, Lisa Gherardini, the subject of the portrait, and her husband Francesco del Giocondo. From this factual b... read more

Read this book and the world's most famous image will never look the same again. For the world's greatest cultural icon still has secrets to reveal - not the silly secrets that the 'Leonardo loonies' continue to advance, but previously unknown facts about the lives of Leonardo, his father, Lisa Gherardini, the subject of the portrait, and her husband Francesco del Giocondo. From this factual b... read more

Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

In the dying days of the eighth century, the Vikings erupted onto the international stage with brutal raids and slaughter. The medieval Norsemen may be best remembered as monk murderers and village pillagers, but this is far from the whole story. Throughout the Middle Ages, long-ships transported hairy northern voyagers far and wide, where they not only raided but also traded, explored and set... read more

In the dying days of the eighth century, the Vikings erupted onto the international stage with brutal raids and slaughter. The medieval Norsemen may be best remembered as monk murderers and village pillagers, but this is far from the whole story. Throughout the Middle Ages, long-ships transported hairy northern voyagers far and wide, where they not only raided but also traded, explored and set... read more

Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea

Jan Rüger

Fine, A fine/as new copy in white cloth boards, with a fine dust jacket.

Fine, A fine/as new copy in white cloth boards, with a fine dust jacket.

Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi

Thomas Weber

The story of the making of Adolf Hitler that we are all familiar with is the one Hitler himself wove in his 1924 trial, and then expanded upon in Mein Kampf. It tells of his rapid emergence as National Socialist leader in 1919, and of how he successfully rallied most of Munich and the majority of Bavaria's establishment to support the famous beer-hall putsch of 1923. It is an account which has... read more

The story of the making of Adolf Hitler that we are all familiar with is the one Hitler himself wove in his 1924 trial, and then expanded upon in Mein Kampf. It tells of his rapid emergence as National Socialist leader in 1919, and of how he successfully rallied most of Munich and the majority of Bavaria's establishment to support the famous beer-hall putsch of 1923. It is an account which has... read more

Wordsmiths and Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal

[ Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain By ( Author ) May-2015 Paperback

[ Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain By ( Author ) May-2015 Paperback

Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing

Melissa Mohr

Title: Holy Shit( A Brief History of Swearing) <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: MelissaMohr <>Publisher: OxfordUniversityPress,USA

Title: Holy Shit( A Brief History of Swearing) <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: MelissaMohr <>Publisher: OxfordUniversityPress,USA

The Life of Slang

Julie Coleman

A good, clean & sound copy.

A good, clean & sound copy.

Unlocking the Church: The lost secrets of Victorian sacred space

William Whyte

The Victorians built tens of thousands of churches in the hundred years between 1800 and 1900.Wherever you might be in the English-speaking world, you will be close to a Victorian built or remodelled ecclesiastical building. Contemporary experience of church buildings is almost entirely down to the zeal of Victorians such as John Henry Newman, Henry Wilberforce and Augustus Pugin, and their id... read more

The Victorians built tens of thousands of churches in the hundred years between 1800 and 1900.Wherever you might be in the English-speaking world, you will be close to a Victorian built or remodelled ecclesiastical building. Contemporary experience of church buildings is almost entirely down to the zeal of Victorians such as John Henry Newman, Henry Wilberforce and Augustus Pugin, and their id... read more

Garage (The MIT Press)

Olivia Erlanger, Luis Ortega Govela

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