Kate Wheal’s CV

Kate Wheal

Telephone: 020 8694 9412
Mobile: 07956 276366
Email: kate @ whealassociates.com
Address: 3 Overcliff Road, London SE13 7UB
Date of birth: 12 December 1965
Nationality: British
LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/katewheal (new window)

Employment history

February 1999 – present

Director, Wheal Associates Ltd

Kate sub-edits, lays out and produces a range of business magazines, custom publishing projects and supplements using Adobe InDesign and Creative Cloud apps.

Clients have included magazine companies Newsquest, EMAP, Reed, VNU and IPC; custom publishing businesses Redwood, Square 7 and Progressive; and membership organisations the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance and FIS. More recently she has helped produce reports for the City of London Corporation.

Kate has been involved in a range of titles and subject areas: Building, Building Design, Retail Week, Property Week, Insurance Times, Global Reinsurance, Strategic Risk, The Pensioner, Interiors Focus, Caterer & Hotelkeeper, Square Meal, Screen International, Healthcare Finance, The Pensioner, McMullen News and the ICAEW’s Economia.

In addition, she uploads news stories every morning to the website of Channel Islands publishing and events group BL Global, as well as subbing and producing the group’s Businesslife magazine every two months.

August 2007 – December 2008

Special Projects Editor, Building, UBM Built Environment, Ludgate House, 245 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 9UY

Co-ordinating the contract publishing operation of Building magazine, which involved agreeing supplement ideas with clients, commissioning writers and designers, overseeing the production process and setting budgets. Clients included Balfour Beatty, Mace, Land Securities and Corus.

February 1996 -January 1999

Partner, Wheal Associates – as Wheal Associates Ltd above

January 1994 – January 1996

Freelance Sub-editor (sole trader)

November 1991 – January 1994

Production Editor, PC User, EMAP Business Publishing, 33-39 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0DA

Reorganised the schedules for the 100-page fortnightly A4 magazine to reduce the amount of overtime worked and cut costs at the printers. Recruited and managed new staff and co-ordinated all dealings with the printers and repro house. Saw through the magazine’s redesign and was involved in subbing and layout.

November 1989 – November 1991

Sub-editor, then Deputy Chief Sub-editor, Computer Weekly, Reed Business Publishing, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

Involved in the handover from a PC-based publishing system (Pagewrite) to the Apple Mac-based Quark XPress system. Acted as chief sub-editor in his absence for this market-leading tabloid newspaper.

January 1989 – November 1989

Graduate Trainee, Reed Business Publishing, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS


BA(Hons) English and Related Literature, 1988, University of York, Heslington, York
Three A levels, Millfield School, Street, Somerset
Eleven O Levels, Cransley School, Belmont Hall, Great Budworth, Cheshire


Choral music, reading, keeping fit, good food and wine.

New year, new-look HFMA guidance

New year, new-look HFMA guidance

My first project this year is producing new-look costing guidance for my longest standing client, the HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association). I’ve been subbing and laying out the HFMA’s members magazine, Healthcare Finance, and associated briefings since January 2002. Now, 13 Januarys on, I’m applying the association’s new corporate branding Read more…


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