General freelance writing of any and all kinds at countless publications, including BBC Online (Technology), LiveOutdoors (nature and survival), Wibble Magazine (children's), ActionTrip (games and movies), CraveOnline (games, tech, movies and entertainment) and the print newspaper Critical Mass (general news). I was also brought on as a replacement editor for the first issue of Arts London Fashion, a specialist fashion magazine that ran in London.
Interviewing numerous authors, including Christopher Paolini, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Robert Swindells and more. Also writing articles on literature, history and all things book related.
As Chief Sub-Editor for the London College of Communication student online and print publication Artefact Magazine, I lead a team of two other sub-editors for five magazines with a print run of 10,000 each issue. My editing duties involved checking spelling, grammar, accuracy, legal and house style, as well as ensuring articles fit print specifications and met deadlines. For my own content, I produced numerous articles on a wide variety of topics, from in-depth scientific tech articles on AI and Synthetic Biology featuring interviews with scientists, authors and tech companies, to news coverage featuring interviews with North Korean or Iraqi refugees, to interviewing ethical strippers and learning how to pole dance, to attending a protest march with Anonymous. Artefact Magazine gave me the opportunity to develop a number of skills across all fronts. To name a few skills I exhibited during my time working for the magazine: a strong competence in interviewing people from all different backgrounds, hitting multiple deadlines in the same day, as well as working with my team to provide a second-to-none editing.
Providing coverage of major gaming events as well as multiplatform articles and exclusive scoops for the Webby Award Official Honoree multiplatform site. I produced numerous long-form interviews with indie developers and larger publishers. I wrote the script for five episodes of 'Behind the Grind', part of the Digiday Video Award winning video series 'The Grind' starring Marisha Ray.
I ran the largest PS site in the world, averaging five million visitors a month, a figure which grew rapidly every month since I became EiC. On top of running the site, managing a staff of 10 and a network of freelancers, I led our communication with PR, ran our social media sites (Twitter/FB/G+) and decided on the editorial tone of the website. I also wrote thousands of news articles, hundreds of interviews and was co-host of the podcast. Not only that, but I wrote the influencial daily editorial feature which consists of hundreds of feature length articles back-to-back on a wide range of multiplatform topics for over a year, every single day. My standards of journalism for the site and its staff were extremely high, leading to an unusually ethical, intelligent and trustworthy publication.
Along with writing, editing, managing staff, PR, interviews and social media, I liased with the then-Editor-in-Chief building a successful working relationship that I still foster today.
Writer, specializing in interviews as well as exclusive articles and general news coverage. Over the year and a half, I managed to interview a developer at least once almost every single weekday.
Certificate in Terrorism Studies at St Andrews (distance learning), with modules on Key Issues in Terrorism, Cyberterrorism, CBRN Weapons in terrorism and Intelligence studies.
Studying Teeline Shorthand