- Can work from home
- Eligible to work in the UK
- Full UK driving licence
Education level: Degree
I'm a former New Scientist editor seeking science, tech and innovation-based writing/editing/comms work in Bristol/Somerset. Oh, and I'll proofread and pep up pretty much anything, from flowing prose to complex technical/medical documents, with speed and accuracy.)
Most recently, I spent 14 years at New Scientist – the world’s most successful popular-science magazine. The first 10 years of that was spent as a subeditor, the last four as People Editor in the Features section (where the subscription-driving premium content lives).
As People Editor I commissioned, edited and wrote a variety of top-class science journalism for print and web with a focus on the people behind the breakthroughs. Please peruse my portfolio, linked to above. I’ve often interviewed the very best in their fields, such as [name-drop klaxon] chess legend Garry Kasparov, Virgin Galactic’s chief pilot David MacKay, 3D-bioprinting pioneer Jennifer Lewis, Chief economist for the Bank of England Andy Haldane, Nobel Prize winner for the discovery of graphene Andre Geim.
As a subeditor at New Scientist, I wrestled complex pieces of writing into engaging, flowing prose, came up with killer headlines, and ensured diagrams and graphics served to enhance the journalism, not confuse it.
I’m an all-round wordsmith who has also spent years in advertising copywriting and live television (whisper it: Richard & Judy).
I’m interested in writing (copywriting and journalism), editing, proofreading, subediting, and hosting or speaking at science-related events. If these are things you prefer someone else to do for you, please contact me today.