Writing and Media

I’ve been writing about technology for 15 years; both in-house and as a freelancer. My professional aim is to demystify technology and transform complex ideas into clear, concise language. Specialty topics include: social media, online privacy, digital photography, computer security, online marketing, small business website design, eBay, Spotify, online shopping and much more.

Publications I’ve written for (mostly in the UK) include: Which? Computing Which?, PC Pro, Computer Shopper, Practical Photography, Web User, MIS Australia, Broadband World, Internet Magazine, Australian NetGuide, internet.au, UK Design Council. Apart from freelancing, I’m the author or co-author of four technology and business books published by John Wiley & Sons (see sidebar).

Sample book chapters (PDF):
Spotify for Dummies
Digital Photography for the Older and Wiser

Writing samples:

Organised crime online (interview)

The real James Bonds (investigation)
Candid Cameras (review)
Amazon UK Adventure (feature)
The World In Union (opinion piece)
Buying a PC (review/analysis)

Online scams, schemes and scoundrels (feature)
Wish you were here? A trip to Sealand
Seniors online (January 2007)
Laptop bags tested
Directing traffic
Amazon.co.uk MD interview

In my role as senior researcher/writer at Which? Computing and as features editor of Internet Magazine, my comments also featured in many British publications including The Guardian (interview here), The Telegraph (here), The Mirror, Daily Mail, The Independent (here), the Times (here), Metro and BBC Online (here, here and here). I have also appeared live on Channel 5 news, ITV breakfast television (http://youtu.be/GioeTtjk0uE) and have made dozens of appearances on BBC radio, discussing Internet issues. I also presented a talk in London on digital photography for the University of the Third Age, and held a digital photography workshop for Girl Guides in Sydney.