Blake Brooks, MLitt in Publishing Studies 2012-2013

October 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Blake Brooks, MLitt in Publishing Studies 2012-2013
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Ramshackle writer and aspirational editor. I’ve studied at The University of Stirling since 2008, firstly as an Undergraduate doing a joint honours in English Studies and Film and Media Studies, and now as a Publishing Studies MLitt student. During this time I have worked on numerous projects in a variety of fields; radio, television, magazine journalism and occasionally creative writing. I was Arts Editor for BRIG, the Stirling University Student Newspaper, in 2010, which involved a lot of work with other writers and doing a lot of reviews. More recently I worked as TV Section Editor for Hi! Magazine, launching the section and working with a team of around ten writers to produce an average of three articles per week. I regularly wrote for both these projects, but was also in charge of editing, proofreading, design and layout, and with Hi! Magazine I was also in charge of social media marketing for the section. I run my own Tumblr blog which, although full of wonderful nonsense from the dark corners of the internet, I do use for occasional writing and opinion pieces. In an attempt to make order out of chaos I also run a WordPress Portfolio of all of my writing, under the Something Ineffable brand which I created, but failed to do very much with. I am also on Twitter: @blake_brooks

On a more personal note, I am a tea obsessive, with a collection of teas from around the world. I enjoy travelling, though more for the experience and adventure than for the tea’s I pick up along the way! I am in love with the Nordic countries, having lived in Denmark for six months on exchange, and a large Scandinavian community in Stirling. I hope someday to live and work in Finland, and hopefully also in Denmark or Sweden. I speak the tiniest amount of Danish (Jeg kan kun taler lidt Dansk) but other than that I am afraid I am mono-lingual. However, in order to make up for my total lack of skill in languages I have attempted to become as fluent and eloquent in the use of the English as possible, and other than my penchant for expletives I think I have a talent for talking that is, if not unique, then at least interesting.