Consumer

This page shows everything I have written, edited or project managed for a Consumer audience:


PC Plus (Issue 294 - May 2010) news feature about Apple suing HTC:
 
HTC iPhone-alike draws Apple’s ire
Courtroom battles rather than innovation could be what shapes the smartphone revolution.


Tags:  PC Plus  News features  Technology  Writing  Consumer  Magazines  Apple  Phones  





PC Plus (Issue 292 - March 2010) tutorial about Dropbox:
 
Get the most out of Dropbox
Collaborate on projects, synchronise programs and more, all with one handy application



This was also converted into online form for Techradar.com.


Tags:  PC Plus  Tutorials  Technology  Writing  Consumer  Magazines  Cloud computing  





Contributor to Quarto Publishing's 1001 before you die books (July 2009):
 
1001 beers to try before you die
This bewitching, thirst-inducing, gorgeously illustrated book is a guide to the best beers in the world with a succinct history of the breweries, tasting notes, temperature recommendations, and what food to serve them with, together with entertaining anecdotes about the breweries.


I wrote entries about Guinness, Butcombe Gold, Wells Bombardier, Hopback Summer Lightning, Palm Speciale, Tsiang Tao, Tomislav Pivo, Karlovacka, Wells Banana Bread Beer, Deuchars IPA, Fraoch among others. Hic!

Tags:  1001 before you die books  Food and drink  Writing  Consumer  Books/Audiobooks  





PC Plus (Issue 283 - July 2009) review:
 
Freecom ToughDrive 250GB portable drive review
It's a hard-knock life for ruggedised hardware


This was also converted into online form for TechRadar.com.


Tags:  PC Plus  Reviews  Technology  Writing  Consumer  Magazines  





Contributor to Quarto Publishing's 1001 before you die books (January 2009):
 
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up is the perfect introduction to the very best books of childhood: those books that have a special place in the heart of every reader


I wrote entries about Chocky By John Wyndham and Johnny and the Bomb by Terry Pratchett.

Tags:  1001 before you die books  Literature  Writing  Consumer  Books/Audiobooks  Children  





PC Plus (Issue 274 - November 2008) review:
 
Taxcalc 2008 Personal 6 review
Tax returns are changing, but can they really be made simpler using accounting software?


Tags:  PC Plus  Reviews  Technology  Writing  Consumer  Magazines  Finance  





Operations editor for PC Plus (from October 2007 to September 2008):
 
PC Plus
PC Plus is written for and by people passionate about the very latest computing technology.



I was responsible for organising the workflow, and subbing and proofing the pages, for a monthly newsstand IT magazine. I also wrote and compiled the readers' letters section. I also trained two production assistants.

Tags:  PC Plus  Technology  Editing  Consumer  Magazines  Project management  Writing  





PC Plus (Issue 268 - May 2008) review:
 
Sage Instant Accounts 14 review
Can accounting software offer anything new to those who already own it?


Tags:  PC Plus  Reviews  Technology  Writing  Consumer  Magazines  Finance  





Contributor to Quarto Publishing's 1001 before you die books (January 2008):
 
1001 inventions that changed the world
1001 Inventions That Changed The World aims to give you a wide and varied offering of scientific and technological breakthroughs that have shaped and aided human development throughout history.


Tags:  1001 before you die books  Technology  Writing  Consumer  Books/Audiobooks  Science  





Contributor to Quarto Publishing's 501 Great... books (January 2008):
 
501 Great Writers
A comprehensive guide to the giants of literature


I wrote about Herman Hesse, Dylan Thomas, Moliere, Thomas Mann, Tolstoy, Edward Albee, Jack London, Jules Verne and Muriel Spark among others.

Tags:  501 Great... books  Literature  Writing  Consumer  Books/Audiobooks