Claire (Tutor in London)
King's College London (Universi...
Information about Claire
I am a journalist and writer. I am currently writing a non-fiction book that will be published by Granta, and I also have a novel out on submission. I am represented by literary agency Rogers, Coleridge and White.
I also am a regular contributor for The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, The Observer, The Spectator, The Financial Times, The Economist and the LA Review of Books amongst other publications. For these publications, I write, mostly, on literature. I cover both fiction and non-fiction (for the latter, mostly books on Japan, Korea and China, but also on the arts, politics and language).
As well as my writing on books, I have also written on music for The Guardian and on art for the Financial Times, The Observer, Aesthetica Magazine and Frieze Magazine. I have a number of essays published in journals and art catalogues and have written blurbs and bios for artists and galleries including for Stuart Semple and The ICA.
I have mentored students who are keen to become writers, and those who are simply keen to improve their writing skills or who need support in their writing for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees. Teaching has become something I hugely enjoy - my students come from all sorts of backgrounds, and it is always thrilling to see the work of new writers, to support them and to aid those who struggle with writing and who feel their difficulties with it gets in the way with their achieving their potential.
As well as my writing experience, I also have worked as an editor for publications including The Observer New Review and Flux Magazine. As an editor, I have worked within not only arts writing, but also food and lifestyle. I also proofread and edit essays for art catalogues and often help artists and students with proposals, portfolios and bio/blurb writing on websites, and CVs.
Availability: I tutor a few students around working as a freelance writer and journalist, so my free time varies week-to-week. I can be flexible, however.
For proofreading, I am happy to work to a tight deadline and can often return proofread documents within 24 or 48 hours, depending on the length. If something is needed more urgently, this can be negotiated. I usually do this remotely, and communicate with the student over email. However, I`m always happy to meet to discuss the work, too.
I`m available as a developmental editor, also. I am always honoured and excited to read though and advise on work by any budding writer, and am available to help writing query letters to publishers.
Willing to travel: 8 miles
Experience: I often tutor students studying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I have tutored students studying the following academic subjects: English, Art History, Fine Art, Music, Creative Writing, Film Journalism, Archival Science, Development Studies and Design engineering, at various institutions including UCL, KCL, SOAS, LSE, Birkbeck, Westminster University, Goldsmiths University, Camberwell College of Art and Royal College of Art. All have done well in their courses. Several of my students have also gone on to work on books, to study for PHDs, and to have offers of publication of their theses.
I have also worked for the Disabled Students Allowance as a specialist mentor for students struggling with dyslexia and ADHD. For this role, I was positioned at Goldsmiths University, London, where I helped students with their research, writing and note-taking.
I have also enjoyed tutoring/mentoring budding journalists, writers and translators, many of whom have gone on to write professionally. I also have experience in teaching and supporting students of creative writing and aiding those who just simply wish to improve their written English or who need help in learning how to express themselves and ideas through words. I have also worked as a developmental editor and, in this role, edited books that have been published by major UK publishers.