David Tebbutt
David Tebbutt

Editor and writer for organisations that target senior business professionals. Occasional trainer.

EDITOR / WRITER

I write and edit, mainly for IT and related organisations that target senior business professionals - articles, blog posts, case studies, white papers and mini-books. I like nothing better than rendering complex topics comprehensible. Samples of my work and more detail of my writing experience are on the Portfolio page. If you like what you see and think I can help you, please get in touch.


OCCASIONAL TRAINER

I still run occasional media skills and interaction skills workshops tuned to your needs.


BACKGROUND

50+years of overlapping careers:

career layers

Programming, IT Management and Software Publishing
Editing and Writing
Media Skills, Interpersonal Skills and Leadership

 

After a traditional IT progression from programmer to IT manager, I became a management skills trainer for ICL (which was absorbed into Fujitsu in the 1990s). After a few years, I returned to the field as a project manager. Then, in 1979, I helped relaunch a struggling Personal Computer World magazine, quickly becoming editor. in 1981, while continuing my writing and editorial consultancy roles, I co-founded Caxton Software - best known for publishing the Cardbox database, the Touch 'n' Go typing tutor, and the BrainStorm 'ideas processor' (which I first wrote in Intel's 8080 assembly language in 1981). In 1988, Martin Banks and I started Press Here Media Skills Training, which nicely complemented my writing, editing and software activities. We ran our last course together in 2014.

Here are some logos from my history:

Personal Computer World   Press Here Media Skills Training   BrainStorm

ICL Caxton Software Publishing   Blue and Green Tomorrow   THINGUIDES

 

I've media-trained well over 3000 delegates, written for over 40 publications, have edited a number of magazines and won the Times/HP Columnist of the year three years running, having been a finalist in the previous three years. These days, my technical abilities are mainly focused on creating and maintaining websites. This is very much at the 'hobby' level.



CONTACT ME

I live near three underground lines, the M40, the M25 and the M4, providing huge flexibility to where I can meet people.



SOCIAL LINKS

USEFUL LINKS

INSPIRATION

★ George Orwell, Why I write
★ Felix Dennis, on Journalism or Churnalism? (pdf)
★ Tom Foremski, When every company is a media company....