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


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


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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