Portfolio

Writing

I’ve published writing in print in Frieze (July 2022), Open City Docs’ non-fiction film journalArt QuarterlyRA, and Pylot.
An essay of mine exploring the queer pastoral elements of Derek Jarman and Claude Cahun’s respective bodies of work was published in the anthology STIM.
I’ve also published online with Fortified GazetteGirls On Tops, chillin.world Restless, and Somerset House’s SUBSTRAND.
I was shortlisted for Penguin WriteNow and was longlisted for the London Library’s Writer in Residency programme and the Fitzcarraldo essay prize.

Creative content

Alongside writing for web, web editing, and content design, I work with designers and video producers to produce and edit content for a range of audiences from curious children to art world acolytes.

Royal Academy of Arts X Assemble Play

Wrote, edited and produced a playwork resource in close conversation with Penny Wilson, Manager of the Play Team at Assemble Play with design by Lucy May Ryan.

RA: How-tos

Step-by-step art activities for children and their grown-ups.

Artangel: Artangel advent calendar

I dug through the Artangel archive to find numbers corresponding to the days of advent and and shared as yet unseen or unheard footage from installations, audio from talks, and project images.

Art Fund: Curator of the month

For this content strand, I interviewed curators from around the UK and they shared with me their career high and lowlights, their favourite projects, and their advice.

Whitechapel Gallery: Francis Bacon Map

To coincide with James Richards’ selection from the V-A-C collection, I created this map that people used to find out about Francis Bacon’s life in London.

‘In front of these pictures… above all, I feel at home in their atmosphere, I feel that ‘nothing is missing’.’


Sensitivity reading

I read and asses manuscripts for authors, publishing houses, and small presses so as to help eliminate stereotypes, bias, potentially harmful content, and false information or inaccuracy.
Vesper flights

I was fortunate to have Cornelius work as the sensitivity reader on my novel The Moonday Letters (Titan Books, 2022). They helped me refine the portrayal of a non-binary character whose role is central in the story. I found Cornelius’s report to be comprehensive and insightful, written with excellent editorial eye for detail. I was also impressed with their expertise and well-argued suggestions on how the manuscript might be improved. I have no doubt that Cornelius’s comments helped me make The Moonday Letters a better book, and I would recommend them to any colleague without reservation.

Emmi Itäranta, Author of Memory of Water, The City of Woven Streets, and The Moonday Letters
Adam-2

Cornelius was the sensitivity reader for me for my last published collection of essays, Vesper Flights. Their combination of fine critical acumen and deep emotional integrity made them the obvious choice for this role. They are an exceptional writer, deeply informed and in possession of a wide-ranging, incisive intellect. They are also a phenomenal reader, with a keen eye for style and a capacity for teasing out the complex ramifications of analytic arguments. Our communications were exceptionally clear, and they worked with rapidity and grace under pressure. The whole experience of working with Cornelius on this project was a delight, and I commend them to you wholeheartedly.

— Helen Macdonald, author of vesper flights, h is for hawk, and falcon
The Moonday Letters

Cornelius provided a sensitivity report from me for a children’s novel, and their work was truly exemplary: hugely insightful, intelligent, and clear. Their report contextualised and provided background for several important themes and areas of the text, and their suggestions and critical analysis were thoughtful, helpful, and diplomatic. The book was greatly improved for Cornelius’ efforts, and I remain enormously grateful for the great level of care their work demonstrated. I very much hope to have the chance to work together again one day, and in the meantime I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Tom Bonnick, editorial director, HarperCollins Children’s Books

Websites

From drupal to django, from Wrike to Trello, I’m a skilled digital project coordinator, content editor, and content designer. I’ve worked on digital transformation projects, content migration projects, style guides, and more.

New Websites: Arts Emergency and South London Gallery

Assisted the communications teams, directors, and web developers with the launch of new websites.

  • Edited and migrated existing content
  • Wrote and built new content
  • Produced style guides
  • Implemented project management systems

It was a joy collaborating with Cornelius on the relaunch of the Arts Emergency website and brand. During an extremely busy period it was reassuring to work with someone so organised and proactive. Our communication throughout the project was friendly and focussed, they also shared insightful ideas and feedback which helped refine our copy and brand guidelines. Beyond the website and brand launch, Cornelius’ impact is felt every day in the way that we now manage website updates and digital content planning. I can’t recommend working with Cornelius enough!

FREYA JEWITT, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
ARTS EMERGENCY

Artangel: Web editor

I helped translate what Artangel does offline—extraordinary art in unexpected places—for online audiences. I was responsible for all domains.

Commissioning and editing

I’ve commissioned stories from Man Booker prize winning authors as a founding editor with 3 of Cups press, schools resources by artist-educators at the RA, and Allan Wright award winners for Artangel’s Red Lines project.

RA: Teachers’ Resources

Working with artist-educators and CMA to create to create the learning team’s inaugural suite of digital-first resources. Available on request.

Barnardo’s: Storytelling

Cornelius was an excellent addition to our Capability and Engagement team. Working within digital internal comms, and with our development, design and research teams they delivered comms for our digital transformation, as well as more public posts on the work Barnardo’s was doing with service design and vulnerable children and young people. They have a beautiful flair for the written word with strong attention to detail and were always a good team player when it came to editing and critiquing others’ work. They were curious, knowledgeable and always thoughtful in their work.

Sarah Carter, Talent Witch Ltd

Artangel: Red Lines

Commissioned writers to live with and reflect on Evan Roth’s Red Lines, a network of mesmerising video landscapes streamed into your home or workplace.

3 of Cups: Founding Editor