Literary Paramedic Katharine Rooney (née Hamer) has extensive international experience as a journalist, copywriter and communications consultant across print, broadcast and online platforms.
As a journalist, she has worked for some of the largest media outlets in the UK and Canada, including ITN, the BBC, CBC News and The Globe and Mail. Under her editorial leadership, the Vancouver-based Jewish Independent newspaper garnered three awards for excellence in news, feature and editorial writing from the American Jewish Press Association.
As a corporate communications specialist, Katharine has helped both agency and direct clients, among them FTSE-listed firms, to develop truly engaging content in both client-facing and internal communications. These include Radley Yeldar, Zebra PR, Grintsch Communications, Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate, the John Lewis Partnership, the Forewind consortium, Cobham, Renewable UK, The Carbon Trust, Norilsk Nickel and Aeroflot.
The commonality in all of Katharine’s work is a belief in the power of storytelling. From news features to brochures, online materials to annual reports, what matters is captivating an audience in order to effectively transmit key messages. Highly skilled at information gathering, Katharine is also widely recognised for creating user-friendly copy that is at once compelling and succinct.