I've been a working journalist for 25 years, and for the last 15 years have been a freelance editor, reporter, feature writer and corporate projects writer and editor. From February 2017: Daily news
I've been a working journalist for 25 years, and for the last 15 years have been a freelance editor, reporter, feature writer and corporate projects writer and editor.
From February 2017: Daily news reporter for pan-European IT channel site IT Europa. I also regularly freelance for Internet of Business, IoT Now, TechX365, Optical Connections News, Charity Times and Computer Weekly.
From January 2015, for almost two years: Freelance editor of ChannelBiz.co.uk, the IT channel sister site of Techweek Europe/Silicon UK.
From 2010: I was previously a daily newswire writer for ComputerworldUK (www.computerworlduk.com) for almost five years.
From 2009: I was previously the launch editor of www.documentmanagementnews.com, which was a news site operated by document management software firm Version One – part of the Advanced group. This role was for a year.
From 2005: In 2009, I completed a 4.5 year stint as the main freelance news reporter/editor for TechTarget's Computer Weekly website (www.computerweekly.com). This five days a week job took up most of my time, although I carried on freelancing for others during this period.
From July 2000: Freelance after leaving Computer Weekly magazine: I left CW after over two years to go freelance in July 2000, and since then have worked for a range of business IT titles and websites, including: Computer Weekly, Computing, IT Week, Communications News, Network News, IT Pro, Working in Comms, Broadband, Lightwave Europe, Computerworld, Mobile Commerce, Business & Technology, ZDNet, Silicon.com, ComputerworldUK, CIO, Network World, CFO, MacWorld, PC Advisor, Charity Times, ITProPortal, M2M, Vanilla Plus, IoT Now, Techweek Europe, Internet of Business, Optical Connections News and TechX365.
I was also a long-term editorial consultant for the Communications Management Association (CMA) through a retainer. The CMA works under the umbrella of the British Computer Society. In addition, my period as a freelance has seen me complete extensive corporate writing and media training projects for the likes of Nokia, BT, Orange, Logica, Siemens and Verizon Business.
Recent corporate clients include Tibco Analytics, HP, Nuance Communications, Blue Yonder, Vodafone, SAP, Box and VMware.
From June 1998: Before I became a freelance in 2000, I was the deputy technical editor of Computer Weekly, which is one of the UK leaders in business IT journalism. On the magazine I specialised in networks and telecoms.
From 1994: Before I joined CW in June 1998 as a staffer, I was a freelance for 4.5 years from 1994, writing for a large number of magazines, including major titles outside the IT sector, for instance: FourFourTwo, Accountancy Age, Local Government Chronicle, PR Week, UK Press Gazette, PrintWeek, Horticulture Week, Planning Week, Processing News, Newspaper Focus, The Engineer and Contract Journal.
From 1991: Before this, I was the news editor of PrintWeek at Haymarket, where I worked for 2.5 years from 1991, before leaving in 1994 to go freelance.
From 1990: And prior to this, I was a reporter at VNU channel business title PC Dealer, before leaving in 1991.
Before 1990: I also used to work for the University of the Arts London Student Union, where I was responsible for all the union's printing and communications needs. This was a one-year student sabbatical ending in 1990.
As a student, I was the sports editor of London University's London Student newspaper, and worked for a number of other college publications, including being the editor of several.
I trained as a journalist on the one year London College of Communication (formerly London College of Printing) course, gaining my qualification in magazine journalism in 1989.
In addition, I have a BTEC National Diploma in Business and Finance taken at the same college. This was gained in 1988.
During my staff stint at Computer Weekly from 1998, I also completed and passed a City & Guilds course in Networks and Telecoms at City University, London.
General enterprise IT, networks, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, SD-WAN, SDN, SDDC, AI, VR, AR, telecoms, mobile, security, IoT, data storage, databases, public sector, government, Windows, Linux, Java, outsourcing, PaaS, IaaS, cloud computing, SaaS, virtualisation, remote and flexible working, banking, charities, channel, IT distributors and resellers and any other type of business IT. Also media training and corporate writing/whitepapers. I also do consumer technology stuff and write for non-technology sectors - see my biography.