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Creative communication to help organisations communicate like human beings: creatively, briefly and clearly. Coaching teams and leaders in showing the thing. Selected engagements:
Creative writer, 2012—2016
Explaining GDS, GOV.UK and government as a platform to the public, to civil servants and to politicians. Writing and ghostwriting articles, speeches, blog posts, presentations and films. Advising senior management on simpler, clearer communication. Making digital government easy to grasp.
Journalism and copywriting for the BBC, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, MacUser, Cult of Mac, O'Reilly Publishing, Time Inc, Dopplr, Nokia and moo.com, among many others.
A syndicated weekly column distributed to 100s of news organisations, explaining the internet and online culture in simple terms for ordinary people.
Technology editor, 1997—1999
Exploring and reporting on the growing UK internet scene.
Contributor of satire and comedy at The Morning News
Creator of Blockbox cards
Writer of Bad transport poetry
Early pioneer of the UK blogging scene
Finalist, Online Journalism Awards 2012 (for "Twitter by Post")
BA Hons, Anglia Ruskin University, 1992
List of creative projects
last updated: 18 Sept 2018