Thank you for taking the time to visit the Puffling Communications website.
From my personal experience of employing freelancers, finding someone who is easy to work with is incredibly important. So I thought it would be useful to tell you about my experience, and what you can expect from me when we work together.
I have had the privilege of working alongside some of the best communicators in the business; from television producers at the BBC’s Natural History Unit to the government’s chief press officers. This experience has given me an in-depth knowledge of the media landscape and an astute news sense. Having worked at the sharp end of government communications, I am adept at delivering crisp, clear statements that cut through the noise created in crisis situations. I have a sound understanding of what makes standout content and unrivalled contacts gained from working for high-profile organisations in the science and environment sector, including the Nature Publishing Group and the Zoological Society of London. My career has taken me from the intense humidity of Nepal’s grasslands to the high pressure of the Government’s Olympic communications centre, but telling stories that people want to share has always been at the heart of what I do.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ME
A shared passion for science and nature. Although I swapped my lab coat for a notepad and pen after graduating, I have always been fascinated by how things work. I am as interested in understanding the world as I am in preserving it, so I will share your enthusiasm for what you do.
Nothing is insurmountable. I am good listener and I use creativity as my chief problem-solving tool. I would relish the opportunity to help you solve any communication challenges that you face, however big or small.
Professionalism and diplomacy are key. I fear professionalism is a dying trait, but a professional approach is something that you can always expect from me. My diplomacy and strong stakeholder management skills will ensure we have a productive working relationship.
Quality, not quantity. There’s a temptation in today’s society to feel like we should be broadcasting to the world 24:7. I will help you create timely messages that have a measurable impact and inspire action.