Caramel Quin is a freelance journalist and copywriter specialising in consumer technology and the internet: everything from PCs and MP3s to robotic lawnmowers and fitness monitors. She has appeared as
Caramel Quin is a freelance journalist and copywriter specialising in consumer technology and the internet: everything from PCs and MP3s to robotic lawnmowers and fitness monitors. She has appeared as a technology expert on GMTV and BBC Choice, and done countless radio interviews.
Caramel has interviewed everyone from film stars to Nasa astronauts, and written on subjects as diverse as hi-tech rosaries and Japanese trainer collectors, but her favourite gig was testing ice cream makers.
A self-proclaimed ‘gadget girl’, Caramel started out studying engineering and has gradually become less techie ever since. After spending the nineties on the staff of various computer and gadget mags, including launching Stuff magazine in both London and New York, she's been freelance for over ten years. In 2006, she won Best Writer in the BlackBerry Women & Technology Awards. And in 2011 she won the CEDIA award for Best Technology Feature, for a piece in Grand Designs magazine.
Nowadays Caramel works part time (she recently brought two junior product testers into the world, their speciality is destruction testing). She enjoys trying out the latest gizmos, then telling readers/listeners/viewers about them in plain English. Her pet hates are unnecessary jargon, pointless products and over-complicated instruction manuals.
Gadgets | Technology | Consumer Testing | Homes & Interiors | Green Living | Women and technology | Copywriting | Media Training