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Mark McCord

Mark McCord

Former editor at Bloomberg, AFP & Hong Kong Standard.

Mark McCord is a multi-channel writer and editor of news, corporate blogs, and marketing support intelligence with over 25 years of experience at major international news and media outlets across Europe, Asia, and the US. He has worked in senior editorial roles for Bloomberg, Agence France-Presse, Cargo News Asia, Hong Kong Standard and South China Morning Post and is a published writer in theSunday Telegraph and Mail on Sunday, among others. Specializing in B2B, he has written and contributed articles for a global publication The Canmaker in the metal packaging industry, covering companies and markets news and opinion pieces of overseas assignments.

Writing
Editorial Writing
Journalism
B2B Copywriting
B2B Writing
News Writing
Copyediting
Publishing
Feature Writing
Corporate Writing
Marketing Content
B2B Content
Content Creation
Financial News
Blog Writing
Content Development
White Paper Writing
Newsletter Writing
Technical Writing
Fintech Content
Mark McCord

Mark McCord

Former editor at Bloomberg, AFP & Hong Kong Standard.

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Employment Highlights

Writer, Editor & Content Curator

Independent

November 2016 - Present (5 years 7 months)

Senior Contributing Editor

The Canmaker

October 2018 - January 2020 (1 year 4 months)

Editor & Content Curator

Curation Corporation

November 2016 - January 2020 (3 years 3 months)

Editor

Bloomberg

July 2007 - November 2016 (9 years 5 months)

Education Highlights

National Certificate, Journalism

National Council for the Training of Journalists

June 1990 - July 1990 (2 months)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Geography & Archaeology

Manchester University

January 1986 - December 1989 (4 years)

Portfolio

Clara | Baymarkets

ESG confusion and CCP competition pose new challenges to global exchanges

Bloomberg Professional Services

Trade desk outsourcing may be popular. But is it better for the buy side? | Bloomberg Professional Services

Bloomberg Professional Services

Taming the data avalanche to win buy-side efficiencies and new revenue | Bloomberg Professional Services

www.canmaker.com

Cask Brings Latest Micro-canning Line to UK

www.canmaker.com

Trivium to Be Formed From Merger of Ardagh and Exal Canmaking Businesses

www.canmaker.com

Fujifilm Bets on a Digital Future

Clara | Baymarkets

ESG confusion and CCP competition pose new challenges to global exchanges

Bloomberg Professional Services

Trade desk outsourcing may be popular. But is it better for the buy side? | Bloomberg Professional Services

Bloomberg Professional Services

Taming the data avalanche to win buy-side efficiencies and new revenue | Bloomberg Professional Services

www.canmaker.com

Cask Brings Latest Micro-canning Line to UK

www.canmaker.com

Trivium to Be Formed From Merger of Ardagh and Exal Canmaking Businesses

www.canmaker.com

Fujifilm Bets on a Digital Future

Resume

Writer, Editor & Content Curator

Independent

November 2016 - Present (5 years 7 months)

  • Wrote and edited finance features, thought-leadership pieces, market intelligence articles and blogs for clients in Europe, Asia, and the US.
  • Clients: Realization Group, Bloomberg, Formative, Copperberg, Write Hand, Ptarmigan, BabelQuest, John Hancock Insurance, and Erasmus Programme, among others.

Senior Contributing Editor

The Canmaker

October 2018 - January 2020 (1 year 4 months)

The Canmaker is a global B2B publication for the metal packaging industry.

  • Contributed features and articles covering companies and markets news, opinion pieces of overseas assignments. 
  • Researched and created industry-related stories.

Editor & Content Curator

Curation Corporation

November 2016 - January 2020 (3 years 3 months)

Curation Corp is a professional risk monitoring and intelligence service, managing the exponential growth of content via professionally curated feeds.

  • Edited technology-focused subscription newsletters mailed to C-suite executives for London-based financial information.
  • Sourced intel from a huge range of specialist, industry, and news publications. 
  • Worked on the curation of two briefings, Disruption in Asset Management and Disruption in Insurance, e-mailed each day directly to C-suite executives in the financial services sector.

Editor

Bloomberg

July 2007 - November 2016 (9 years 5 months)

  • Oversaw the publication of news and feature items for Hong Kong and London.
  • Managed copy and reporters for corporate finance, bonds/FX, technology, and stocks teams, inaugurating and produced exclusive daily news and features. 
  • Directed editing of Bloomberg world exclusives that scooped rivals on Google’s exit from China after a censorship row.

News Editor

Agence France-Presse

February 2003 - July 2007 (4 years 6 months)

  • Started as the desk editor for the Asia region before being promoted to senior correspondent in the Hong Kong Bureau, managing the agency's news, business, and arts coverage of the city.
  • Won more than 50% of Asian newspaper wire uptake for AFP. Achieved this by retooling reporting team and refocusing on local breaking news and regional features.
  • Led reporting that made AFP the world’s most cited international news wire during Asian SARS and bird flu outbreaks and Hong Kong’s pro-democracy uprising.

Writer

Independent

May 2000 - February 2003 (2 years 10 months)

  • Produced news, lifestyle, business, and sports features for HK and London news organizations as well as B2B publications.
  • Clients: South China Morning Post, HK Standard (Hong Kong) Sunday Telegraph, Mail on Sunday (London) Japan Times, Cargo News Asia, Asian Business Asia (Hong Kong), and Asian Week (US).
  • Filed stories including eyewitness accounts of 9-11 attacks in New York and extensive aftermath coverage, fallout from Enron scandal, and wide reportage of New York's Chinese communities.

Education

National Certificate, Journalism

National Council for the Training of Journalists

June 1990 - July 1990 (2 months)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Geography & Archaeology

Manchester University

January 1986 - December 1989 (4 years)