About

Daniel Postlethwaite

MA Publishing

BA (Hons) Film & TV Screenwriting with Creative Writing

Education

I am a two time graduate of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). My undergraduate degree is in Film & TV Screenwriting with Creative Writing and during the course of this…course, I undertook a lot of various writing projects. By the time I graduated I had written, poetry, short fiction, travel articles, radio plays, screenplays for TV and film and a feature length film script. My dissertation looked in depth as to whether there is a formula for making a successful movie based on an established fantasy book series (spoiler: there isn’t really).

Over the year of my Master’s degree in Publishing I studied a range of topics such as: marketing, design, sales, innovation, copy-editing, typesetting & proofreading. Assignments consisted of both practical and theoretical pieces of work such as creating a business plan for a new app related to the world of books, marketing plans for live projects, typesetting a chapter from Tracy Beaker using copy and illustrations provided with permission by Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt. During the design module we had to produce a cover for Just So Stories which you can see below.

Just So Stories Cover

Work

Between graduating from my undergraduate and completing my MA degree, after a short stint in Subway as a Sandwich Artist, I began my career in marketing in 2013. Over the course of my career I have provided marketing services in industries such as manufacturing, travel, hospitality (as well publishing via my degree). I have experience in both traditional and digital marketing, with a large focus in particular on email, web content creation and social media. I have liaised with companies such as Warner Bros, Disney & Virgin/Delta in my role at National School Travel (NST).

In brief my previous roles have been:

  • Social Media Executive – Wire Events & Media Ltd – October 2017 to Current.
  • Photography Teacher – The Fresh Air Fund – June 2017 to August 2017.
  • Marketing Executive (Maternity Contract) – NST Group – June 2016 to February 2017.
  • Marketing Assistant – Sugarvine – July 2015 to June 2016.
  • Accident Advisor – Quindell – January 2015 – July 2015.
  • Marketing Assistant – Printed Cup Company – September 2014 to January 2015.
  • Copy Writer & Photographer – Trail’s End Camp – June 2010 to August 2010.

You can view my full CV here (PDF, 174KB.)

Pleasure

In my spare time I have a few hobbies to keep me occupied such as reading (obviously), photography, video editing, video gaming and listening to music. I like to visit new places whether a big city or a walk around the countryside as well as walking my two Cocker Spaniels!

Working Cocker Spaniels