Carrie started her writing career as a script advisor for screenplay development and film acquisition in the British film industry.
She trained as a freelance journalist after which she started the nationally recognised journalism qualification in the UK – The NCTJ.
As Director of Holstermedia Ltd, she established Merge Music Magazine to focus on the emerging music scene.
She also supported student journalists on placement from Kingston University, her home town.
She has been involved with writing and academic research, specialising in non-fiction throughout her life and has taught University level students also.
She’s worked as a press and publicity manager for Artificial Eye and Mayfair Entertainment film companies and as a volunteer for Oxjam Music Festival, all of which involved producing press releases, story generation and regional and national campaigns.
She currently ghost writes a blog, website and newsletters for a vintage fashion business, using academic research combined with journalism and works as a consultant of large online vintage retail organisations about content management and strategy also.
She is in the process of establishing an online resource focusing solely on British vintage fashion and the fashion of the high street, called VintageFashionResearch.Com.
2017: E-book “Storing Vintage Clothing: A Guide To Keeping Vintage Items In Your Home.”
In 2017 she lectured at Hull History Centre about The House of Mirelle, a vintage fashion business.
She is collector of vintage clothing, vintage sewing patterns and accessories and has a research interest in British fashion; including fashion from the high street and the social history of the economy and skills of female dressmaking practice.
In her spare time she chairs the Surbiton Writers Group, a development group for all genres of writers who are not necessarily able to or interested in attending college or university but still want to get out there and write.
This is the website for her non-fiction writing.
Freelance and Feature Writing – with Distinction – London School of Journalism.
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