Jenny is a 23-year-old journalist with a specialist interest in technology and the female experience.
Currently a correspondent for Computer Weekly, she started out doing work experience for regional titles, including Cotswold Life, South Wales Echo, Western Mail and South Wales’s What’s On Guide, Buzz magazine, and quickly moved onwards and up to national titles, learning firsthand from The Observer and The Guardian.
After gaining a BA in English Literature at Cardiff University in 2008, Jenny trained at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism Studies mid-2009. Throughout this time, she gained a NCTJ Teeline Shorthand 100wpm qualification as well as learning about magazine production and craft (and the buzz of working towards strict print deadlines), interviewing skills, news and features writing, podcasts, blogging, video editing and hearing from key industry figures.
Since her time as an undergraduate she has worked as a freelance journalist, alongside her involvement with student newspaper, Gair Rhydd, adding to her contacts book, developing her nose for news and feature writing skills. Now, she is a confident features writer with an endless flurry of ideas, able to whip up a news story within the hour of it breaking – all subbed and proof-read too, of course.
Having had a computer game dedicated to her when she was just a toddler (even if it was by her Dad), she has a long-standing interest in technology, gadgets and games. Jenny has recently set up and launched Witch Tech, a blog designed to ‘knit a web of knowledge for tech-savvy ladies’ – as well as gaining freelance commissions as a gadget reviewer and technology commentator for various online publications, including LatestGadgets.co.uk and RunninginHeels.co.uk. She also writes arts features and reviews music and live gigs for the likes of Tasty Fanzine.
In her spare time, Jenny is a prolific songwriter and pianist as well as a member of the London Gospel Youth Choir (LYGC), embracing any opportunity to take to the stage under stage name, Lady Muck.
With a zest for life and a love of writing, she plans to pursue an exciting and diverse career in the media industry.
Witch Tech aims to ‘knit a web of knowledge for tech-savvy ladies’ as well as recording my published articles. ‘The Witch’ is the world’s oldest working computer, proving women have always led the way with developments in technology.
Visit my website and online portfolio: www.jennyleewilliams.com
Winner of caption competition for above photo wins free Witch Tech advertorial.