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Employment, education and personal details


February 2005 to present: Freelance Writer

September 1998 to February 2005: Press Officer, Plain English Campaign, New Mills, Derbyshire:

January 1998: Four week work placement (self-arranged) at The Mirror, London

September 1996 to May 1998: Chief Reporter, Pluto, University of Central Lancashire student newspaper (unpaid but average 30 hours per week). Writer of the front page leads on the three issues which won the Guardian/NUS Best Newspaper award in 1998.

May 1996 to August 1998: Staff writer, PowerSlam magazine (stocked nationally by newsagents)


September 1995 to June 1998: University of Central Lancashire, Preston

September 1988 to June 1995: The Thomas Alleyne School, Stevenage, Hertfordshire


Date of birth: 29 September 1976


Ms Chrissie Maher OBE, Plain English Campaign, 20 Union Road, New Mills, High Peak, SK22 3ES.

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