As the current News Coordinator (since September 2016) for Interpret Europe – the European Association for Heritage Interpretation, I edit, proofread and typeset news stories from Interpret Europe (IE) members from around 40 countries for inclusion in quarterly newsletters. The role also includes proofreading and editing of conference materials, publications and related communications for annual international conferences…

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Following a review and recommendations report (undertaken March 2017) this project involved some upgrades and new additions to the interpretation experience at the Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre (installed January 2018). A suite of acrylic graphics added fresh content and encourage more cross-themed exploration. A bespoke interactive exhibit demonstrating the effects of light pollution was…

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Content review, edit and proofread of graphic banners and leaflet for the designation of Mayo Dark Sky Park, which was awarded Gold Tier status in September 2016 by the International Dark Sky Association (DSA). The award recognises the commitment to protect the night sky and prevent light pollution over the 150km2 area of Ballycroy National…

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Detailed exhibit interpretation briefs to inform the design of a selection of exhibits and galleries within the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Center in Kuwait City, opened in Spring 2018, becoming one of the largest museum complexes in the world. Working for the design team at Cultural Innovations, briefs were delivered encompassing content as diverse…

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   Feasibility study, initial interpretation strategy and support for Heritage Lottery funding application to expand the visitor facilities on the Cors Dyfi Reserve within the only UNESCO Biosphere in Wales. The reserve is managed by Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust (MWT) and is home to the Dyfi Osprey Project. Having worked with MWT before on the design…

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  Assisted W19 Design with development and installation of interactive exhibits for ZSL London Zoo’s Land of the Lions exhibit, opened summer 2016. For this we had to step up zebraproof to lionproof! The exhibits intend to engage visitors with the work of the Conservation Rangers in the Gir Forest National Park in India, home…

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Worked with W19 Design and Dark Green Media to bring a DNA interactive exhibit to life. Content research and copy writing were the main elements, along with managing the graphic style and ensuring game-play was appropriate for the audience. ‘Detectives’ need to find DNA samples in a crime scene to try and catch a killer.…

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Worked with W19 Design to develop and install interactive audio to a new innovative playground (opened 2018) at Hever Castle, UK, the childhood home of Henry VIII’s wife, Anne Boleyn. Various audio tracks – triggered by PIR sensors or on-demand buttons – add atmosphere and context to children’s play in this giant timber-framed fort (over…

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Edit and proofread of adventure travel book, published August 2015 as an e-book and September 2015 as a paperback. Michael had a dream to drive from his home in the UK to Cape Town in South Africa – a journey of 28,000 miles across 25 countries. Travel with him and his wife, Helen, in their…

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Facilitation of an international workshop to present and discuss best practice in the planning, design and operation of wetland education centres. Assisted with the production and editing of the resulting handbook, including submitting case studies. The workshop was held in South Korea, supported by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance and the Environment…

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Assisted with content review and edit of the Convention on Biological Diversity booklet issued on International Day for Biodiversity 2013 to raise awareness of natural solutions for water security. Completed with RM Wetlands & Environment whilst employed by WWT Consulting. The booklet can be downloaded here: IDB-2013-booklet-en

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