Contributor Of The Month: Louise Tansley

Posted by: on May 4, 2013 | No Comments

Louise Tansley has been proudly chosen by Gossipdrip as the COTM for April. Louise has written numerous posts for the website across a variety of subjects, underlining her undeniable love of writing. Having just finished her degree, we see what’s in store for the budding journalist…

How has your Gossipdrip writing experience been so far?

Gossipdrip has been the perfect way to get my work published whilst completing my university degree. It has really helped me to build up my CV and has been picked up on interviews for internships, which just goes to show that you do not have to intern to get your work noticed!

What are your plans for after graduation?

I have finished all the work for my degree this week, and I am starting my NCTJ journalism diploma on Tuesday. It is going to be an extremely intense schedule of 9am-6pm days for eight weeks, but it will be completely worth it and look brilliant on my CV. In July, I have my internship at Conde Nast’s BRIDES to look forward to, which is an incredible opportunity. I need to figure out a way to make them realise that they need to hire me… now that would be incredible.

What would be your ideal job in journalism?

I created a bridal magazine for my FMP and realised that I actually loved writing about that more than fashion, so working for a magazine such as BRIDES would be a really incredible job. When it comes to journalism, column writing is my passion. The freedom to write about anything and everything would just be so perfect for me; I’ve always got something floating around in my brain that I feel the need to have to get down in writing.

Why do you think you’d make a perfect candidate for that job?

I feel that the column writing is really suited to me. I like to write about things that have affected me and I know will affect others. It is a more informal way of writing, and something that I love to read, as well as write. When I do these kinds of features on my blog they attract around four hundred views a day as oppossed to the usual, so I must be doing something right.

Where do you see yourself in ten years time?

I really hope that I will have either worked in New York City or be working there. My dream is to have started writing a single woman’s column for a bridal magazine (as a hopeless romantic I predict this would last a while), but in ten years have moved that over to a ‘taken’ woman’s column. It may seem like a big dream, but  you’ve got to wish for something, and this is mine.

See Louise’s blog and Gossipdrip posts