My work

Journalism

I’ve been a journalist on newspapers and magazines for a quarter of a century. I specialise in business, the arts and travel.

Editing

Since 2001 I’ve been a freelance subeditor/copy editor on titles as diverse as Tatler, CNBC Business, Marketing Week and Funds Europe.

Books

With the US release of George Orwell on Screen, I’m now an internationally published author.

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The thing with two heads

The Hexham heads. It’s a phrase I’d never heard until last night, when I attended a show called Scarred for Life. Actually, I may have heard it before, in February 1976 when I was seven. But if I had, I’d repressed it, such was the trauma of hearing werewolves discussed as a real-life phenomenon on […]

Bonding with Mr Moneypenny

A quick shout-out to my latest client, Elite Business magazine, which has got me back into the feature-writing game after years of wall-to-wall editing. The mag recently commissioned me to interview one of the UK’s most successful businessmen: Ed Reeves, one of the co-founders of Moneypenny. This award-winning company is, to quote my article, “the […]

10 ways to play Winston Smith

In the beginning was the book: George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, published 8 June 1949. Eleven-and-a-half weeks later, on 27 August, American radio broadcast the first adaptation, starring David Niven as its much put-upon hero, Winston Smith… although, given the rape-and-murder fantasies he admits to, maybe we should call him an antihero. Winston’s a complicated guy, […]

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