Posts tagged print
Oxfam water report

I wrote a summary report for Oxfam on water supply systems in Nepal.

Oxfam wanted to make the technical content of a longer report engaging and accessible for a wider audience.

I worked with a freelance designer, Robin Stannard, to bring out the highlights of the document and present them in a clear and visual way.

The publication is now being used by water practitioners around the world to improve the sustainability of water supply systems.

Looking to turn a technical report into Plain English? Say hello.

UNICEF drinking water in schools report

I edited a major report for UNICEF on the state of school water, sanitation and hygiene around the world.

The 84 page publication needed the authority to persuade global decision makers to act. So accuracy, consistency and clarity were vital.

I edited the draft document in line with UNICEF’s style guide, making the language more accessible while keeping in specialist terms and an expert tone of voice.

The report has now been published and is influencing action on school water, sanitation and hygiene around the world, changing the lives of children everywhere.

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Make your report stand out with a professional edit. Say hello.

Richard SteeleUNICEF, reports, print
WaterAid supporter magazine

I wrote the Autumn/Winter '17 edition of WaterAid's supporter magazine - Oasis.

As the theme was how dirty water and a lack of toilets affects children (killing a child every two minutes and having a range of negative impacts), we made the issue a 'kids' takeover'. We invited six local schoolchildren to join the editorial team, collaborating in decision-making and creating content.

The edition was a hit with the 300,000 supporters who received the magazine, generating great feedback over the phone and on social media, and exceeding its financial targets.

The kids loved it too.

I can help your magazine engage and inspire your audiences. Say hello.

Hello! magazine feature

I accompanied actress/singer and WaterAid ambassador Samantha Barks to Madagascar to see the charity's work first hand. I interviewed her throughout the trip as we visited remote communities and met two of the girls featured in WaterAid's award winning To Be A Girl campaign.

Back in the UK I wrote a four page feature for Hello! magazine in Sam's words. The piece raised awareness of WaterAid's work with a new audience and helped raise £2 million for clean water projects around the world.

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Let's work together to make your article deliver. Say hello.

Menstrual Hygiene Matters handbook

I edited a 354 page practitioner handbook on the subject of menstrual hygiene for a coalition of international development charities, led by WaterAid.

To manage menstruation hygienically and with dignity, it is essential that women and girls have access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, but millions currently lack these basics. 

The nine modules and tools in Menstrual Hygiene Matters cover key aspects of menstrual hygiene in different settings, including communities, schools and emergencies.

The comprehensive resource is now being used by practitioners around the world, enabling women and girls to live healthier, more dignified lives.

I can help make your publications essential reading. Say hello. 

WaterAid MP briefing

I edited a WaterAid briefing for MPs on the Great Stink of 1858 and the lessons we could learn for today’s sanitation crisis.

The briefing needed to get across a combination of historical fact and modern context quickly and creatively for busy politicians at a stunt outside Parliament.

I came up with the concept and wrote the copy for the cover page - a half page flap and interchangeable text that communicated the connection between 1858 and the modern day.

It was well received, with one MP saying it was the most interesting publication he’d been given by a non-profit organisation.

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Do your advocacy asks need a fresh pair of eyes? Say hello.

Richard Steeleprint, reports, WaterAid