Justine Holman: Course tutor

Justine HolmanJournalist | Editor | Copywriter | Consultant

Elle | Chat | TV Times | The Express | Liberate Media

I am a tutor on CMP’s copywriting course, and its lifestyle and magazine journalism courses.

I have worked both for myself and for other people. As a professional copywriter, I have experience in running integrated campaigns combining PR, social media and developing content. I have co-ordinated and updated international hotel chain Movenpick’s website, streamlining both its content and room group information.

I am a copywriting and PR consultant for Liberate Media, and run client-based services incorporating social media, blogging and copywriting. I have B2B experience and deliver content across a range of social media platforms to a number of leading publications and websites.

I also have experience with B2C development across a broad base of clients. These include placement of stories in top tier titles and newspapers. Clients include international removal firms, WiFi providers, tech start-ups and luxury lifestyle brands a

I am also an entertainment, health and travel journalist and editor with over 25 years’ experience.

I also regularly work for the Express’ weekend travel section, writing both features and celebrity Q and As. I have also contributed to Saturday magazine and Life As I Know It Q and As in S Magazine.

I began my career as a researcher on Elle before working my way up through teen magazines such as Just 17, and women’s magazines such as Chat and Women’s Weekly, before ending up as features editor on TV Times.

From there, via a brief stint of freelance work again, I worked as the senior editor on The Express’ Saturday magazine.

I’ve interviewed the likes of Take That, shaken Bruce Willis’ hand, and sat next to Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox on the LA set of Friends.

I’ve still yet to find a better job than this one. Whether I’m talking to David Coulthard about F1, or Jerry Springer about his travel plans, there is nothing better than pulling a story together from a 20-minute chat.

My love of entertainment, whether it’s TV, music, books or films has afforded me an enjoyable, sometimes unpredictable but never dull career.

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).

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