My work as a writer and dance/theatre reviewer

Editorial Experience – News/Human Interest Stories

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I have experience of writing news, features, reviews, interviews, leisure and entertainment previews, web stories and advertorials for the Milton Keynes Citizen newspaper.

I have edited the Schools and Learning pages in the Milton Keynes Citizen since 2010, building and maintaining relationships with staff from schools, nurseries and colleges across Milton Keynes.

I also have experience of deputising for the Leisure Editor, compiling the GO! leisure and entertainment supplement (sourcing stories and pictures, writing copy and editing pages).


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Here are a few examples chosen to illustrate the variety of news/human interest stories and features I have penned for the print edition of the main weekly newspaper and its sister newspaper, the Citizen First.



Parents protest to save nursery (MK Citizen First 8th February 2011, page 4)

Anchor store celebrates turning 30 with refit (MK Citizen 1st September 2011, page 8)

Comparison site to inform pupils (MK Citizen 1st December 2011, page 46)

Churchill’s dry cleaner hits 100 (MK Citizen 15th December 2011, page 38)



Superstar Kav-Man has simply Got To Dance (MK Citizen 9th February 2012, page 9)

Diving into dual life of thecentre:mk professional (MK Citizen 23rd February 2012, page 8)

Never too old for romance as Roy and his bride tie the knot (MK Citizen First 20th March 2012, page 6)

Cyclist to compete at Olympic venue (MK Citizen 3rd May 2012, page 26)

Family take Lyme Disease petition to Downing Street (MK Citizen First 15th May 2012, page 6)

Tune in to Listen Lady’s ‘holy hip hop’ (MK Citizen 28th June 2012, page 8)

Christmas at thecentre:mk preview feature (MK Citizen 23rd August 2012, page 8)

Christmas arrives at thecentre:mk (MK Citizen 22nd November 2012, page 8)

Multi-talented Buttons – Interview with Kev Orkian (MK Citizen 20th December 2012, page 22-23)



Dad is proving there is life after meningitis (MK Citizen 7th March 2013, page 38)

Postcode lottery for offenders (MK Citizen 2nd May 2013, page 16)

Live the high life in Tudor mansion / Not just another shaggy dog story (MK Citizen 25th July 2013, page 19/34-35)

New campaign to keep elderly warm hots up (MK Citizen First 29th October 2013, page 2)



Join Val’s Gals in tribute to a special lady (MK Citizen 20th March 2014, page 36-37)

Couple take on Welsh 3000s in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust (MK Citizen 17th April 2014, page 32)

Fancy dress fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust (MK Citizen 10th July 2014, School Report)

Cadets bag supporters for military charity (MK Citizen 10th July 2014)

Students start term ‘en pointe’ in a new venue (MK Citizen 18th September 2014)



Edward’s at the cutting edge (MK Citizen GO! 12th February 2015)

Not all tutus and tights! (MK Citizen: Chill Out Magazine, Spring 2015)

Chance to dance with tango stars Vincent and Flavia (MK Citizen 19th November 2015)



Ready, steady, go… to the ballet (MK Citizen: Chill Out Magazine, Spring 2016)

Dance students dazzle onstage (MK Citizen 21st April 2016)

Students star in ballet show (MK Citizen 28th April 2016)

Dancing dreams come true for Isabel (MK Citizen: Chill Out Magazine, Summer 2016)

School Report: Kids from Fame (MK Citizen 4th August 2016)

London life beckons for ballet student Isabel (MK Citizen 11th August 2016)

Young dancers given chance to join a magical Christmas ballet workshop (MK Citizen 3rd November 2016)


Written by Georgina Butler

April 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm

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