BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 2015
In her role as Assistant Editor at Thomson Reuters, Shannon Eden has found that she’s not only able to draw on the skills she learnt on her Creative Writing course, but ﬁnds that her job is also having a positive impact on her own writing.
As well as proofreading and sub-editing a range of legal materials, such as case reports, practice notes and template contracts, Shannon is responsible for maintaining content on the company website – all of which she says have helped her to ‘trim the fat’ from her own creative work. Shannon continues to pursue her ambitions to be a writer and is currently working on her ﬁrst screenplay, written while at Edge Hill, which was longlisted for the BBC Writers Room scheme, the broadcaster’s annual invitation for unsolicited scripts. This has led to her making very important contacts in the television world that could help her take her creative career forward in the future.
“The challenge for any Creative Writing student is getting a ‘traditional’ job that can help you develop your skills while still pursuing your creative ambitions. A job in publishing has improved my editing skills and informed my writing practices in ways I didn’t expect.”