Victoria is an experienced proofreader and web content writer, having worked successfully in the sector for 14 years. A freelancer since 2006, Victoria has worked mainly in digital media in the technology field for private companies and government agencies.
Most recently, Victoria was the web news editor and customer newsletter writer for Innovate UK, the UK's technology innovation agency. Prior to that Victoria worked as a freelance sub-editor for TechRadar website, which provides world-renowned reviews and buying advice on the latest technology.
With a keen eye for detail, Victoria has spent many years helping companies to perfect their web copy. In recent years Victoria also trained to write for GOV.UK, and before that undertook the Chapterhouse proofreading course.
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Articles by Victoria Alford:
Researchstream - reinventing research managementWednesday, 11th July 2018
Find out what prompted us to explore Researchstream from Evalueserve, a web-based platform for research and information team managers, which seeks to replace old workflow systems.
NewsEdge - what makes it stand out?Wednesday, 13th June 2018
What's new and improved since our last product review of NewsEdge in 2016?
African research - how one organisation is bringing it out of hidingThursday, 31st May 2018
Jinfo recently interviewed Susan Murray, the executive director of African Journals OnLine (AJOL) - find out why we were particularly interested in this non-profit organisation.
Catch up on Jinfo for your role todayMonday, 14th May 2018
Find out what's most relevant to information managers responsible for content purchasing, information strategy and optimising a research team, from setting aside time for strategy to service reengineering.
Data analytics and licensing, and the role of information professionalsMonday, 14th May 2018
Find out how Jinfo's resources relevant to data analytics could help you develop a use-case, get to the heart of licensing matters and ensure you're involved in organisation-wide projects.
InfoNgen - setting the standard for semantic web discovery?Friday, 11th May 2018
What does current awareness and discovery portal InfoNgen offer competitive and market intelligence professionals?
GDPR - what it means for information professionalsThursday, 3rd May 2018
Are you up to speed with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU initiative impacting on data privacy across Europe and coming into force on 25th May?
RefTracker - for efficient enquiry management Tuesday, 1st May 2018
What could a browser-based reference and enquiry management system like Altarama's RefTracker do for your organisation?
Reshape your team to meet the futureThursday, 26th April 2018
Read Jinfo's new research into how to create a thriving, valuable information team - and how to convince the C-suite of its value.
AlphaSense - a search engine for financial professionalsThursday, 22nd March 2018
Find out why you should read Jinfo's product review of specialist search engine AlphaSense and how the award-winning intelligent search engine is uncovering company and financial data and insights that others might miss.
How does M-360 provide media and market intelligence?Friday, 9th March 2018
Jinfo has reviewed market and media intelligence tool M-360 - a world-leading media monitoring product from Opoint Technology, part of Finnish company M-Brain.
The information dream team - what's it made of?Monday, 26th February 2018
How do you go about creating the perfect information team to suit your specific organisational goals and requirements? Victoria Alford rounds up some recent articles which can help.
New year, new financial regulationsThursday, 15th February 2018
What impact is MiFID II having on research managers and what financial and investment resources should you turn to now that the legislation is in force?
Data analytics - are you staking a claim for the future?Thursday, 8th February 2018
Jinfo's 2017 survey into data analytics needs and concerns looks closely at how information professionals see their roles in this subject area, and whether more needs to be done to address concerns raised.
Competitive intelligence meets current awareness in Aurora FirstLightMonday, 5th February 2018
The current awareness and competitive intelligence space offers many options in terms of complexity of product and platform. Where does Aurora FirstLight sit in this mix?
DrugPatentWatch - actionable intelligence on small-molecule drugsWednesday, 31st January 2018
There are many patent databases but not many that are specifically aimed at those working in the drug-development-delivery chain, like DrugPatentWatch. How does it deliver on data for global drug patents and generic entry?
Why isn't text mining taking off faster?Monday, 22nd January 2018
Text mining offers many possibilities for organisations reliant on gaining new insights into data from disparate sources and for whom quicker time to market is a priority. Yet challenges in commercial licensing, complex technology and user experience seem to be holding back the potential impact. Could RightFind XML for Mining from CCC be part of the solution?
Newsletters - how much value can a makeover add?Monday, 8th January 2018
Does your current awareness newsletter pack a punch? We recently reviewed newsletters from information centres around the world to offer them some top tips for better engagement and value.
Nexis - active development of premium news productFriday, 22nd December 2017
Read Jinfo's fresh review of premium business, industry and news product Nexis, and find out about new developments and future plans.
Usecasehub - keeping you on top of analytics projectsMonday, 18th December 2017
Find out what we thought of Usecasehub following our early insight into Evalueserve's new tool for collaboration, oversight and governance of data analytics and AI projects.
Dow Jones Factiva - fresh review of this premium news productTuesday, 5th December 2017
This product review of Dow Jones Factiva focuses on the changes to the product over the last couple of years, and looks at what is still to be improved.
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