David Tebbutt

is an editor, writer, trainer and closet techie

EDITOR & WRITER

David is a writer and the editor-in-chief at 'technology for business' book publisher THINGUIDES

As a writer, his highly readable copy appears in many publications, but not always in his name. He enjoys writing case studies for corporate websites and ghosting articles for busy business professionals. He likes nothing better than rendering complex topics comprehensible.


TRAINER

David runs workshops on how to make meetings more effective by deepening participants' interpersonal skills

He has also trained thousands of business professionals to get their stories taken up by print and online journalists. He's also happy to collaborate with PR firms to deliver guest sessions and practice interviews within their own media training workshops.


A TINY BIT OF BACKGROUND

career layers

50+years of overlapping careers

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


CONTACT ME

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


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....

 

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.

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)

 

TOOLS

The online readability checker
Reading Ease settings in Word and Outlook
Search 263 of my pre-web PC & business articles (1979-1995)