is a closet techie who loves writing, editing and media skills training
David produces highly readable copy for professional audiences. As a freelance writer and editor for over 30 years, he enjoys making even the most complex high tech subjects comprehensible. He's written mostly about computing, software and sustainability.
David is a very experienced editor and sub-editor. He's edited several computing- and business-related magazines and mini-books. And, if you've written something and you'd like it checked and polished, David's still your man.
David has trained over 3500 people in how to handle the awkward squad - journalists mainly, but these days they come in all sorts of guises from bloggers to analysts. He also does guest spots and practice interviews in other people's workshops - typically PR firms.
★ Alison O'Leary grills me on business writing & press handling (YouTube)
★ 24 questions to ask yourself, plus George Orwell's six (pdf)
★ How to handle the media - an interactive memory jogger
★ Style Guides: Oxford University; BBC (pdf); Government Digital Service
★ The Inverted Pyramid of Writing from the Air Force Departmental Publishing Office (AFDPO)
★ Writing Tools, by Roy Peter Clark (Amazon)
★ Essential English, by Harold Evans (Amazon)
★ Grammar & Style, by Michael Dummett (Amazon)
★ Writing that Works, by Kenneth Roman & Joel Raphaelson (Amazon)
★ Margaret Ashworth, Style Matters - a terrific online ‘book’ for anyone who has to sub-edit copy.