Who is Clive West?
Here is my CV (resume)
Nationality – British ex-pat now living in Italy. English is my first
I am all about getting it right first time. If you are looking for attention
to detail, old-fashioned correctness in grammar and spelling and a
properly-structured content, then look no further.
Author of fiction, non-fiction, short stories, thousands of articles,
e-books and web pages
Recruitment and marketing director of national employment agency
Devised aptitude tests for staff and outworkers
Assessed thousands (literally) of resumes and CV's
Drawn up contracts for staff, outworkers, subcontractors and so forth
Been the legal advisor for several companies
Qualified teacher of adults
Written thousands (again, literally) of business letters - quotations,
bids, tenders, claims, applications, marketing; you name it
Designed corporate advertising material
Former National Schools Quizmaster (designed and wrote the questions)
Appeared on BBC television and BBC Radio 4 as a panellist
I am highly literate and numerate. I also speak 4 languages (English,
Italian, French and German) with English being my native tongue.
Research is second nature and I relish variety in my work.
2008 – current
Always the write decision -
Writing articles, blogs, web pages, training modules etc
Novelist and short story writer
May 1995 - Jan 2007
Recruitment and marketing director UK educational agency
Oversaw the growth of our employment agency to a level where it had 950
outworkers. I was responsible for their recruitment and screening, devising
aptitude tests and associated material.
I was cleared to perform Sex Offenders' Checks on candidates.
Designed marketing literature.
Developed website of over 4,000 pages (writing virtually all of its
Ran the live help 'helpline' advising clients and potential workers on how
Performed credit control on the 'hard case' faction.
Drafted all the legal paperwork for the agency which was successful on
every occasion that a court action was involved.
Legal advisor to the agency.
Mar 1990 - Aug 1999
Jun 1985 - Aug 1993
Various locations throughout UK
Civil Engineering Estimator
Producing tenders for contracts valued at up to around £4,000,000.
Negotiating contracts and bid finalisation.
Drafting legal documents associated with tendering and sub-contract
Agreeing and negotiating with sub-contractors and suppliers.
Setting bonus targets and discussing project timetables with workers and
Preparing statements, invoices and resolving credit control issues.
Attending board meetings and representing the company.
Engineer for Water Authority – designing sewage and water treatment
Site engineer responsible for setting out and supervision of reinforced
Major printing company dealing with orders for paper, project control etc
Jan 1985 - Feb 1985
Sep 1980 - Jun 1984
Highly competent with all Office programs
Designer of a dozen or more websites
Have taught site optimization and W3C compliance courses
Monetization using AdSense and affiliate schemes
Can produce Word, PDF, RTF and articles in all major formats
Experienced and capable internet researcher
Conversational level in German and French, basic level Italian
Hobbies and outside interests
Fees for writing
My CV / Resume