Here are some mini-books that I wrote or co-authored:
I teamed up with Neville Sankey and David Topping to produce pocket-sized plain English guides to technical topics for busy business professionals. CGI was our first client. It provides copies of the current editions of the books online and at events.
Cost Savings Through Resource Efficiency
I wrote this practical guide to green IT for The Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW) while a freelance programme manager at analyst firm Freeform Dynamics.
Green IT for Dummies
Sponsored by HP
My background in IT and environmental writing made me a natural choice to edit and co-author this guide for senior business people. As with the ICAEW mini-book, I produced it while consulting with Freeform Dynamics. This was in 2009, which probably explains why there are no links to it now.
A briefing paper for the Science Museum Group (NMSI then) on Creative Planet, a major sustainable development demonstration project. I brought the plans to life through an imaginary tour of the living quarters, workshops, farm, gardens, technology demonstrators, training rooms and educational facilities.
I was editor of these magazines (and consulting editor to several more):
When the editor of Lawtech magazine died unexpectedly, the publisher asked me to step in for a while. The magazine carried copy commissioned from industry experts who shared their valuable insights with legal professionals, rather than using it as an excuse to promote their own companies. I delivered three issues.
Blue and Green Tomorrow
Publisher Simon Leadbetter invited me to help create and launch Blue & Green Tomorrow, a paper which focused on ethical investments and sustainable living. As launch editor, I produced the first five printed issues, then the project moved online. You can find it at blueandgreentomorrow.com
After 14 years in IT, I grabbed the opportunity Felix Dennis offered me to relaunch the struggling Personal Computer World. I started as technical editor but quickly became editor. Our talented team created one of the strongest computing magazine brands in the UK. It ran for 29 years. I was closely involved for eleven of them.
Business Fraud Analysis
Business Process Optimisation
Employee Productivity Monitoring
Enterprise Digital Risk
Managing Through Covid
Stable Power Supplies
Sustainable EV Charging
Family, Home and Social
Data Centre Processors and Servers
Data Centre Technologies
Internet of Things (IoT)
Telecom Power Systems
Universal Power Supplies (UPS)
I live near three underground lines, the M40, the M25 and the M4, providing huge flexibility to where I can meet clients or interviewees.
I tend to use Zoom, Teams and Skype but am happy with any video conferencing app that works on a Windows 10 PC.