|Full name||Miss. Rachel Fielding|
Accountancy and finance, business, management, accountancy regulation, corporate governance, skills and career development, sustainable business, the business issues surrounding technology, IT management, outsourcing, profile interviews of business leaders, IT for the education market, pre-school education
|Editorial work||News writing, Features writing, Editing|
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|Last updated||17-04-2013 12:57|
I've been a journalist for 15 years and currently focus on the business and finance, IT and management sectors.
I started my career on a monthly IT magazine for finance directors/CFOs called Computers & Finance. Two years later I moved to Computing where I edited the skills section of the magazine and focused on careers and skills issues for IT professionals. I was also a champion for the women in IT cause. I subsequently was appointed management editor across technology titles published by VNU including Computing, IT Week, CRN and Computeractive.
I made the move into financial journalism in January 2004 as features editor of Accountancy Age. I spent six years on the title, latterly working as digital programmes editor, responsible for sourcing content and spokespeople for webseminars, podcasts and Accountancy Age TV, and hosting web events.
I love turning subjects deemed "dull" by the masses into entertaining and authoritative pieces. I have been shortlisted twice for the MCA/Management Today management writing awards, and in 2005 was awarded a Gold Award from US body TABPI (Trade, Association and Business Publications International).
After 15 years as a journalist, I have forged great contacts with those at the highest echelons of business, and profiled C-level executives at some of the UK's biggest corporations. My main areas of interest are accountancy regulation, financial reporting, corporate governance, management issues, skills and career development, technology and sustainable business.
I write regularly across the accountancy press, including Accountancy, Accountancy Age, Accounting & Business and CA Magazine. I also keep my hand in on technology issues as a regular contributor to IT journal Computing. Other clients include MyCustomer.com and PublicTechnology.net, to which I am a regular contributor.
Since going freelance I have also edited Finance Week, an online community for CFOs published by Sift Media (www.financeweek.co.uk), and contributed regularly to Business Green, a website focusing on environmental and sustainability issues for business.
I have a degree in French and German with European Studies from Bath University. Outside of work, I have a strong personal interest in the pre-school education market (I am the committee secretary of a small village pre-school in Sussex and passionate about the need for affordable and accessible pre-school education) and would be very interested to write on issues pertinent to that sector.