David Tebbutt

seems to have morphed into a ghost writer for thought leaders

USAClient

UKClient

 

The preceding two quotes were unsolicited and utterly unexpected. The first, from a client in the USA, appeared on Facebook. The second came in on Skype from a UK client. Ghost writing is a secretive occupation so I've had to remove the names and images.



WHAT I DO
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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.


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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.


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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. (Client list)




CONTACT ME

I live and work in the western reaches of Greater London. Visits by appointment, please.

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USEFUL LINKS

TIPS

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)

BOOKS ABOUT WRITING

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.

INSPIRATION

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

TOOLS

The online readability checker
Reading Ease settings in Word and Outlook
Search my pre-web PC & business articles (1979-1995)

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David's advice and training is expert, relevant, pragmatic and pulls no punches; it's also enjoyable.