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.
- NCTJ National Certificate Examination
- Short hand 100wpm
News Associates, Wimbledon, 2010 – 2010
NCTJ Preliminary Examinations + Subbing and Video modules
Nottingham University 2006 – 2009
Politics and International Relations BA (hons) 2.1