Cat is a writer of things journalistic and fictitious, although not at the same time!
She is founder of Scottish LGBTQI Voices, a platform where people across Scotland have the opportunity to voice and share their LGBTQI experiences, with a publication set for release in 2018.
Previously, Cat worked as a feature article writer for Positively Scottish, a not-for-profit online magazine dedicated to telling positive stories about ordinary Scots, at home and abroad, and how they’re tackling the many issues of a fast-changing world.
In 2015-16, Cat was a content writer, social media manager and digital editor for Tech for Good TV, a multimedia platform spotlighting people, projects and organisations which design technology to power social change. Through storytelling, TFG.TV shares ways which tech is being innovate to create better the lives for citizens and communities in the UK and around the world.
In 2015, Cat concluded her role at Glasgow-based service design agency Snook, where she was project manager of Dearest Scotland – a letter writing project that invited people with a connection to Scotland to pen their future hopes, dreams, fears and visions to the nation. The initiative celebrated the publication of a book of letters, a Scottish Parliament exhibition and design of letter writing kits for Scottish schools in October 2015.
| Courses completed
Glasgow Clyde College | HND Practical Journalism, 2013-15
Open University | The Arts Past and Present, 2011
Open University | Creative Writing and Advanced Creative Writing, 2009-2011
Strathclyde University | How to Write for Stage and Screen, 2009
| Published Online and in Print
Daily Record, Nov 2014 – March 2015
Herald Scotland, Feb 2014
TIBS Sports News, May – Dec 2013
GigApe Music, June – Sept 2013
NCTJ Awards for Excellence, 2015 – Best Feature Writing, 2015
Scottish Student Journalism Awards, 2015 Scottish Student Journalist of the Year, Feature Writer of the Year, Best Multimedia Campaign of the Year, Best Scoop of the Year Commendation
NCTJ Awards for Excellence, 2014 – Best Multimedia Campaign
Scottish Student Journalism Awards, 2014 – Best Arts & Entertainment Feature of the Year