Hi, I am a highly experienced business and technology writer, with 26 years in the game. I moved into computer journalism after a couple of enjoyable years as a programmer with Logica, becoming Software Editor of Computer Weekly in March 1989. I worked on a range of titles including Software Futures, Computer Business Review, ComputerWire, Information Week (UK and later, US) and Computing. My career included 4 years in the US (New York and San Francisco), where I set up the Silicon Valley office of the company I was working for, APT.
I went freelance in 2000 after a short stint at an editorial dot com, working for a wide range of publications from Retail Week to Charity Times to CIO UK. I went back in-house for a brief stint in 2012-13 at PublicTechnology.Net and at the moment edit two online news sites, 24n.biz and IT Sensei, but I predominantly make my living as a ‘typewriter for hire,’ writing social media content and marketing collateral for B2B hi-tech PR firms and tech vendors.
I also help train communicators. This divides into two: one is where I work with your client to help them better work with the press (as interviewees and deliverers of company messages) and with communication teams in both PR firms and University marketing teams, working on better business writing, construction of documents and pitching.
I hold a somewhat absurd 3 relevant Master’s degrees that help me do all this: Philosophy (Birkbeck, University of London) (2004), Rhetoric (UCLan) (2012) and Creative Writing (Lancaster) (2015). My first degree was a BA in Philosophy from Sussex (1984). As a sideline, I also write fiction, which you can find out more about if you’re interested here.
I am actively seeking projects in all of the above – so, editorial content, commercial copywriting and editing and training. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a problem you think I can help you with – and thanks for reading!