Introduction

People are always asking me for a long list of pretty much everything I've ever written, edited or project managed... Alright, they never do, but I've made one anyway and here it is.

If for some reason you don't want to see everything I've ever done, but would rather just see one aspect of my working life, you can use the tags at the bottom of each entry, the top navigation bar or the choices on the right-hand side to filter what you see. Enjoy!



Freelance Production Editor for SWALEC Hi-Energy Magazine for contract publisher Just Customer Communication for the South Wales Electricity company (Issue 2 - November 2002):
 
SWALEC
Energy-saving news, offers and ideas


Tags:  SWALEC  Advertorials  Energy  Editing  Consumer  Magazines  Programmes/brochures  





Editorial co-ordinator for TV7 magazine which was sent to all the million+ subscribers to television subscription service ITV Digital (from September 2001 to May 2002) for contract publishing agency Just Customer Communication:
 
TV7
ITV Digital's weekly television listing magazine





I ensured the editorial process ran smoothly for a team of twenty people. As well as co-ordinating the workflow from initial copy chasing to proofing the layouts, I liased between the editorial department, production department and the printers.

Tags:  TV7  Television  Editing  Consumer  Magazines  Film  Lifestyle  





Content Editor and writer for a part Microsoft-funded Enterprise Server Community website and Enterprise Server Magazine (June 2001 to September 2001):
 
Enterprise Server Community
A community-based focus for news and advice for people who work with .NET Microsoft servers


Tags:  Enterprise Server Community  Technology  Editing  B2B  Magazines  Websites  Microsoft  





Writer and later content editor for ONnet , the ONdigital website the first interactive web portal accessible through a television (from October 2000 to June 2001):
 
ONnet
Interactive internet television from ONDigital


I specialised in television highlights but also worked with video, game, music reviews, celebrity gossip, home and garden advice, health tips, car reviews, music and arts listings.

I also ensured a smooth editorial workflow by tracking the editorial process from chasing copy and pictures to preparing the finished layouts.

Tags:  ONnet  Television  Editing  Consumer  Websites  Lifestyle  Cars  Entertainment  Film  Project management  Art  Music  Writing  





Cardiff City Editor for the Wcities website (February 2000 to December 2000):
 
Wcities


I performed various roles for this city guide website, including writer, photographer, sub-editor and editor. In my capacity as editor I ensured the content was accurate, up to date, lively and informative. The Wcities business reviews (e.g. pubs, clubs and restaurants) helped power Yahoo's entertainment section.

Tags:  Wcities  City guides  Travel  Writing  Consumer  Websites  Editing  Project management  Nightlife  Entertainment  





Cardiff correspondent for student website BigBlueSpot.com where I was responsible for writing 'The student guide to Cardiff' (from May 2000 to June 2000):
 
BigBlueSpot.com
Bigbluespot.com is an online magazine for students written by students. We've got all the essential information you need to survive, as well as bundles of competitions, jokes, reviews and lots more entertaining stuff.


Tags:  BigBlueSpot.com  City guides  Entertainment  Writing  Consumer  Websites  Student  Nightlife  Travel  





Writer and occasional film listings editor for Buzz - a Cardiff-based entertainment listings magazine (From August 1999 March 2000):
 
Buzz
South Wales' Entertainment guide


I contributed CD, book and film reviews, andinterviewed visiting celebrities e.g. Ian Mcshane. I also edited the film listings pages.

Tags:  Buzz  Reviews  Entertainment  Writing  Consumer  Magazines  Interviews  Nightlife  Video  Film  Literature  Editing  





Bad poetry. I won five pounds for this when it was used in the humorous verse section of famous vanity publisher Poetry Now magazine (March 1999):
 
On The Buses

When I get on a bus
as a precautionary measure,
I like to talk about my meringue collection to elderly ladies
And demonstrate origami to uninterested poodles.
I tend to groan loudly
about the chocolate weasels
which infest my brain.
Then quietly talk to people about
the time the FBI
interviewed my big toe
-you know- after Kennedy was shot.
This then ensures
that during my journey
I don't get the nutter sitting next to me.

Tags:  Poetry Now  Poetry  Travel  Writing  Consumer  Magazines  





Weekly video reviewer for the Big Issue Cymru magazine (from February 1998 to October 1998):
 
Big Issue Cymru





Example text:

Air Force One (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) (15) ****
Her Majesty Mrs Brown (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) (PG) ****
American Buffalo (Film Four Distributors) (15) ****

This week we have so many would-be block-busters that Bob Holness would probably be interested.

First up there is Air Force One. Harrison Ford plays President Marshall loved by all good decent Americans. Unfortunately evil nasty communists don't love him and hijack his plane. The terrorists are led by Gary Oldman who overacts for Mother Russia. A very good action film, there are superb aeroplane sequences, real tension, and because it's American, occasional glitches of sickly patriotism. But then Harrison Ford is so believable in his good president role that God help Bill Clinton should Harrison ever decide to dabble in politics.

From American democracy to the English Monarchy now in Her Majesty Mrs Brown. This film has so many different charms it could open its own gift shop and like a successful Fly-fisher it's all down to skilful casting. Judi Dench plays a grieving Queen Victoria like she's been crying for the past three months in preparation for the role and if anyone can think of a better person for the job of playing an irreverent headstrong Scottish man than Billy Connolly I personally take my sporran off to them. History has never been so much fun.

Out to buy on video, from the writer of the Untouchables, is American Buffalo. Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Franz star in this adaptation of the American play about two small time hustlers planning to steal someone's coin collection. The dialogue is so well written and the main characters react to each other so believably it's like they've known each other for decades. If you want to see the rotten side of American realistically portrayed get this film.

Tags:  Big Issue Cymru  Reviews  Film  Writing  Consumer  Magazines  Video  Entertainment  







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1001 before you die books
3D World
501 Great... books
Asian Bride
Asian Woman
Asus Business Hub
BBC
Big Issue Cymru
BigBlueSpot.com
Business Link
Buzz
Comedy-Songs.com
Computer Arts
Connected Digital Economy Catapult
Doctor Who Short trips
Enterprise Server Community
Futureishere.org
Gabble
Gizmodo
Goldfish Guides
Green Tech 2015
HMV Games
Horizon 2020
If - Toyota magazine
Inmarsat
Intel's Amazing Stories
iPad magazine Tap!
Iridium Insights
Itchy Guides
Jaguar magazine
Jiggy.co.uk
Korg magazine
KPMG
Lexus
MacFormat
Mini magazine
Mortgage Advisor
Move festival 2004
Naked cities
Nationwide
Network of the world
Official Windows magazine
ONnet
PC Plus
PC World Magazine
Poetry Now
Pricestorm
RAC Magazine
Rip Off Britain
Rocketmakers
Science Uncovered
SWALEC
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TechRadar
TechScheme
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TV7
Waitrose Wine guide
Wcities
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