Alexandra Wingate |

About me


I’m a talented writer and multimedia web content producer. Originally from the beautiful Dorset coast, I’m currently based in Edinburgh where I work as a media manager.

I’m also the editor of Micro Reviews, a new start-up with exciting things in the pipeline, so watch this space.

Core skills


I’m a talented writer with experience in a variety range of platforms and purposes.

More on writing


I’m a big fan of plain English, the Guardian style guide, and the Oxford comma.

More on editing


I produce short, engaging videos to support and enhance online content.

More on video


My podcast series has been published on iTunes U and Soundcloud.

More on podcasts


From journalism to business communications, I write all sorts of content for lots of different audiences. My favourites are web content and scripts – I love the challenge of trying to make something concise yet emotive.

Press releases
Web content


I edit everything from blogs and reviews to legal guidance and annual reports. I pride myself on my ability to give a publication its own tone and style while still letting each author’s voice shine through.



As the deputy editor of TVBomb, I edited reviews and features written by dozens of writers.


Registers of Scotland

I edited the annual report and accounts for two years running for Registers of Scotland, for 2013-14 and 2014-15.


Micro Reviews

The challenge with Micro Reviews is to keep all articles below 140 words, but still give a fair and meaningful review.



I’m a big believer in multimedia content. It makes web pages more dynamic and lets users choose the medium they like best. I filmed these videos with an entry-level DSLR camera, proving you don’t need fancy equipment to produce engaging content.

  • Best in Show

    A look behind the barking and tail wagging at ECA’s Best in Show workshop as part of Innovative Learning Week.
  • Festival interviews: Soweto Melodic Voices

    The University of Edinburgh’s Rev Dr Harriet Harris and singers from Soweto Melodic Voices speak about the choir’s visit to Edinburgh, and their message of hope and peace.
  • Visiting goldsmith: Giovanni Corvaja

    Celebrated goldsmith Giovanni Corvaja talks to Edinburgh College of Art about the power of gold, the magic of transformation, and what it takes to be a successful artist.
  • Festival interviews: harpsichordist Christophe Rousset

    Harpsichordist Christophe Rousset speaks about the University of Edinburgh’s harpsichord collection ahead of his performances as part of Edinburgh International Festival.
  • Festival interviews: comedian Susan Morrison

    Stand-up comedian Susan Morrison promises difficult questions with difficult answers at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas.
  • Edinburgh Gadda Projects 2012

    A behind-the-scenes look at Edinburgh Gadda Projects’ busy summer, including the UK premiere of Gadda Goes to War and the Edinburgh Gadda Prize.
  • Festival interviews: Jolyon Mitchell

    Professor Jolyon Mitchell speaks from Ian Berry’s In Sight of Peace exhibition at Just Festival.
  • Postgraduate study in History of Art

    From the programmes themselves to the staff, the city and internships; find out what our students have to say about living and studying in Edinburgh.


  • 2011 – 2012

    Distinction | MA Journalism

    • Awarded the Tristan Hewins Memorial Prize.
    • Modules included global current affairs, law, magazine, multimedia, news writing, radio, TV, and information journalism.
    • Dissertation: A wolf in sheep’s clothing: the use of information subsidies in the British press.
    • Passed NCTJ shorthand at 100 wpm with 100% accuracy. Highest internal exam passed at 120 wpm.
    • Internships at the Scotsman, Edinburgh Evening News, the Edinburgh Reporter, allmediascotland, and Miascape.
  • 2005 – 2008

    First | BA (Hons) Comparative Literary Studies and Theatre Studies

Work experience

For full details, visit my LinkedIn profile.

Marketing executive

  • Production, management, testing and evaluation of online and mailing campaigns
  • Design of new marketing materials
  • Promoting Saga at large-scale fairs such as BBC Gardener’s World Live and Paws in the Park
  • English teacher

  • Managing student progress and writing regular feedback reports
  • Leading extra-curricular skills classes and the social programme
  • English teacher

  • Planning, organising, and delivering English language courses to adults
  • Grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • All levels, from elementary to advanced
  • Selected to give a one-off demonstration lesson for trainee teachers
  • Recruited by the tutors who trained me
  • Media intern

  • Writing news and feature articles for the United Nations Association’s website
  • Full production of TV and radio features at high school Model United Nations conferences
  • Festival backstage producer

  • Interviewing, filming and editing of a promotional video of violinist Nicola Benedetti
  • Liaising with agents and the Edinburgh International Festival press office
  • Awareness of and strict adherence to copyright laws
  • Deputy editor

  • Writing reviews, previews, features and columns covering all forms of performing arts
  • Deputising for the editor – subbing copy, delegating work, publishing content, planning coverage, liaising with venues, and managing the social media accounts
  • Extensive coverage of Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Edinburgh International Magic Festival
  • Web content officer

  • Introduced the use of online multimedia content to the college website, which attracts around one million visitors per week
  • Independent filming, editing and voiceovers for 63 complete news, information and marketing videos for a wide range of clients across all subject areas
  • Editing of the Big Idea podcast, developing it from a pilot into a regular series
  • Media manager and editor

  • Managing the organisation’s proactive and reactive media activities, including the running of a full press and information service for journalists
  • Writing and editing a range of content for a variety of platforms, from speeches and video scripts to consultation documents and legal guidance
  • Managing and developing the blog, vlog, and social media accounts, and generating and sourcing associated multimedia content
  • In my free time

    Contact me

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