Employment History

Nov 2014 – present:      Freelance writer

Feb 2013 – Oct 2014:    Online reporter, E&T Magazine

Aug 2010 – Feb 2013:   Senior reporter, The Dorking & Leatherhead Advertiser

Jul 2003 – Oct 2009:    Senior instructor, Hawley Lake Sail Training Centre

 Skills & Knowledge

  • Writing – I am just as comfortable writing concise news articles to strict word limits and tight deadlines as I am with technically complex features and analysis pieces of up to several thousand words.
  • Domain expertise – I am a specialist science and technology writer with solid understanding of a broad variety of topics cutting across engineering, computer science and biology. I am particularly interested in artificial intelligence, robotics and bioengineering.
  • Photography – I am a competent news photographer. I own a Canon DSLR and as a newspaper reporter I took the majority of my own photos and was also used by my editor as a reserve photographer for colleagues’ stories when we were short of cover.

Qualifications

  • NCTJ National Certificate Examination
  • Short hand 100wpm

Education

News Associates, Wimbledon, 2010 – 2010

NCTJ Preliminary Examinations + Subbing and Video modules

Nottingham University 2006 – 2009

Politics and International Relations BA (hons) 2.1