Useful links

Client list and pre-web archive:

List of current and past training clients

A searchable archive - 263 columns and features written by David pre-web (1979-1995)

David's Information World Review columns (Jan 2004 to Jan 2006)



Writing Tools, by Roy Peter Clark

Grammar & Style, by Michael Dummett

Essential English, by Harold Evans

Lost for Words, by John Humphrys. It's a bit of a rant.

Writing that Works, by Kenneth Roman and Joel Raphaelson


Other useful links:

epocselet - helping organisations and individuals to increase their influence

How to handle the media - an interactive reminder based on the Press Here architecture

Some of David's social activities:
    Occasional (now) blog
    Facebook (mainly for friends)
    Occasional tweets

Margaret Ashworth, Style Matters - a terrific resource for anyone who has to sub copy.

George Orwell, Why I write

Inspiration from Tom Foremski - how every company is becoming a media company.

Publisher, writer and poet, Felix Dennis, on Journalism or Churnalism? (PDF download)
(Felix died on June 22, 2014. A great loss, and a personal one too. My wife and I were lucky enough to spend nine days as Felix's guests in his Mustique hideaway in early 2014. I blogged about his passing here.)

The Inverted Pyramid of writing from the Air Force Departmental Publishing Office (AFDPO)


Key business associates:

Martin Banks co-founded 'Press Here', a media skills training partnership, with David in 1988. They sold the domain name to a US company, but their 'double act' is still highly regarded.

I work with the UK arm of Racepoint Global, an integrated marketing services agency which creates content and engagement with its clients' customers, stakeholders, and influencers.

At Astrophel, Bill Nichols consults and lectures in strategic marketing and communications; crisis and reputation management; relationships and retention management.

The Lang Consultancy guides blue-chip corporations and governments worldwide through reputation strategies, change management and infrastructure development.