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Susan Gordon

My full name is Susan Gordon Byron, but I like to use Gordon as my surname because it has a certain robustness about it.

I have 5 years' experience as a scriptwriter, chiefly in theatre and short film. I was fortunate to see a number of my short plays performed through entering script calls from theatre companies, and in March 2018 was shortlisted for the New Playwright Award by BBC Hampshire/Solent for #myhero. This was also longlisted for the Little Wonder radio play competition. In 2017/18, I wrote and directed my first short film, The Lady is a Trout (1 x 5'), and, 6 months later, my second, The King of Hearts (1 x 12'). In 2018/2019, I wrote and produced an original scripted comedy-mystery podcast, Wuthering's: A Serious Comedy (6 x 20').

In 2016, I completed a NCTJ post-graduate qualification in newspaper journalism, and subsequently worked at the Catholic Herald as a freelance writer-editor (Jul 16-Oct 18). I now support independent authors, businesses and creators on their projects as a freelance editor. Much of my work is remote or virtual, but I'm based in SE London.

Up until 2014/15, I was a management accountant. I trained at a mid-tier accountancy practice, Shipley's LLP, and subsequently served both small businesses and large corporate entities. I have 10 years’ experience in management and finance, including 5 years' ACCA post-qualified work in budgeting and business partnering.

Recent TV shows I really liked

Chivalry (C4)

Love Life (HBO Max, the second series is even better)

Recent films I really liked

Minamata (2020)

The TV and film I grew up watching


The X-Files

Independence Day

The music I'm listening to at the moment

It's Time to Wake Up, La Femme

Various remixes of God Moving over the Face of the Waters, Moby

Chateau, The Matrix Reloaded soundtrack

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