Editor and writer for organisations that target senior business professionals. Occasional trainer.
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.
I still run occasional media skills and interaction skills workshops tuned to your needs.
50+years of overlapping careers:
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:
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.