seems to have morphed into a ghost writer for thought leaders
These screen shots were unsolicited and utterly unexpected. One, from a client in the USA, appeared on Facebook. The UK one came in on Skype. Ghost writing is a secretive occupation so names and images have been obscured.
David's highly readable copy appears in many publications, but not always under his own name. He enjoys turning the ideas of busy thought leaders into articles they can publish. He enjoys nothing more than rendering complex topics comprehensible.
David is a very experienced editor and sub-editor. He's edited several computing- and business-related magazines and mini-books. And, if you've written something that you'd like checked and polished, David's still your man.
David has trained over 3500 people in how to handle the awkward squad - journalists mainly, but these days they come in all sorts of guises from bloggers to analysts. He also does guest spots and practice interviews in other people's workshops - typically PR firms.
★ Alison O'Leary grills me on business writing & press handling (YouTube)
★ 24 questions to ask yourself, plus George Orwell's six (pdf)
★ How to handle the media - an interactive memory jogger
★ Style Guides: Oxford University; BBC (pdf); Government Digital Service
★ The Inverted Pyramid of Writing from the Air Force Departmental Publishing Office (AFDPO)
★ Writing Tools, by Roy Peter Clark (Amazon)
★ Essential English, by Harold Evans (Amazon)
★ Grammar & Style, by Michael Dummett (Amazon)
★ Writing that Works, by Kenneth Roman & Joel Raphaelson (Amazon)
★ Margaret Ashworth, Style Matters - a terrific online ‘book’ for anyone who has to sub-edit copy.