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Giles Turnbull's CV

giles@gilest.org / 07939 127917 / @gilest

Founder, Use the human voice (2017-present)

Helping organisations communicate more like humans do. Consulting, mentoring, advising, team building, creative directing, writing and editing. See a portfolio.

Selected clients

Public sector: 
Defra, London Borough of Hackney, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, HM Land Registry, Department of Work and Pensions, Department for Education, Essex County Council, Scottish Government, Government of California, Welsh Government Centre for Digital Public Services

Private sector:
Content Design London, Juno, Bulb, Public Digital, Cydea, Caution Your Blast, Difference Digital, DrDoctor

Non-profit:
Doteveryone, Comic Relief, I’m A Scientist, EdTech Hub, UNCDF Policy Accelerator, Citizens Advice

Selected publications

Creative writer, Government Digital Service (2012-2016)

Part of the influential comms team that explained GDS and its approach to ministers, civil servants and the public. Showing the thing and making things open.

Selected projects

Freelance writer (2000-2012)

Journalism and copywriting, focusing on the internet, cyberculture and the emerging Mac/iOS ecosystem.

Selected clients

BBC Online, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Engadget, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, MacUser, Cult of Mac, O’Reilly Publishing, Time Inc, Dopplr, Nokia, moo.com

Technology editor and columnist, Press Association (1997-2014)

Columnist, 1998—2014
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.

Reporter, Cambridge Evening News (1994-1997)

Learning on the job.

Other things

BA Hons Geography & Sociology (2.2), Anglia Ruskin University, 1992

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last updated: 8 April 2021