Business, technology and aviation writer
I am a writer specialising in business, technology and aviation. Today, you can commission me through my company, Articulate Marketing. I used to be a freelance journalist and this page contains some of the things I wrote then.
WHAT I WRITE ABOUT
I write about what I know and enjoy, including:
- Business: company profiles, how-to advice, interviews, business travel, IT.
- Science and technology: security, innovations, inventors, gadgets, futurology, internet.
- Aviation and space: news, technology, private aviation, trip and plane reviews.
- Luxury and business travel: destinations, hotels, airlines.
I am CEO of Articulate Marketing and we write for corporate clients including Microsoft, HP, Symantec and LinkedIn. Check out our Bad Language blog about writing, marketing and technology. I write about aviation for Forbes and on my own flying blog, Golf Hotel Whiskey.
I used to work in the computer games industry and these are some of the articles and speeches I have written about it.
- How to get a job in it
- How to start a games company
- How to prepare an idea to present to a publisher.
- Managing Creativity
- Working with Brands: a post-mortem of Dune 2000 and LEGO Loco.
- A Brief History of Computer Games
Here are some old personal essays.
From 2000 to 2003, I was a freelance journalist. US magazine clients include Wired, Popular Science, The Robb Report, Air and Space Smithsonian and Business 2.0. UK magazine clients include Real Business, Director, Employee Benefits, CBI Business Voice, New Business, PLC Director and PC Pilot. There's a list of everything I've ever written (almost) as a journalist and some references from former clients.
Zero-G, Company profile of Lionhead Studios; survey of the British space industry, travel and advice articles.
High altitude airships, the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer, Aircraft Cockpits, ejection seats and a review of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.
On Writing by Steven King is probably the only book about the craft of writing that I actually enjoyed. The Elements of Style is a very short and very efficient guide to good grammar and style. The Economist Style Guide is also very good but longer. The Pyramid Principle by Barbara Minto explains how to create logical and compelling arguments and communicate them to other people.