Writing

Science Museum

Soviet Space Posters

sciencemuseum.org.uk, 2017

From 2015 to 2018 I was a Web Content Editor at the Science Museum in London, where I edited other people’s writing more than I wrote myself. I kept my hand in with occasional articles though. Here’s one I wrote to promote Cosmonauts, an exhibition about the Soviet space programme.

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Leading the way: Soviet space dogs

sciencemuseum.org.uk, 2017

Another piece I wrote to go with the Science Museum's Cosmonauts exhibition.

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Content Editor

sciencemuseum.org.uk, 2015 - 2018

I was part of a team that relaunched the Science Museum Group web estate: five big websites and some smaller ones. For a time I was solely responsible for daily admin on all of them. I led / edited relaunches of the National Railway Museum venue hire and SMG corporate sites. Click header for links.

Interviews

Gemma Arterton

TheatrePeople.com, September 2014

From 2012 to 2015 I created and edited content for a leading West End theatre sales website. Gemma Arterton is one of Britain's most sought-after actresses. I spoke with her in the run-up to the premiere of her West End musical Made In Dagenham.

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Robert Vaughn

TheatrePeople.com, November 2013

As a fiend for classic '60s TV, it was my pleasure to interview the iconic Hollywood star and erstwhile Man From U.N.C.L.E. Robert Vaughn prior to his appearance in the play Twelve Angry Men.

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Martin Quinn and Rebecca Benson

TheatrePeople.com, May 2014

The acclaimed stage production of cult neo-vampire tale Let The Right One In was several cuts above standard West End fodder. Its two young stars gave exceptional performances, and the interview I conducted with them was both insightful and entertaining.

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Jerry Mitchell

TheatrePeople.com, April 2014

Jerry Mitchell is one of Broadway's most successful and influential directors. I interviewed him as he prepared to launch his hit London production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical.

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Gwyneth Herbert

TheatrePeople.com, March 2014

Celebrated British jazz singer and Blue Note recording artist Gwyneth Herbert branched out into theatrical composition with her show The A-Z of Mrs P.

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Gerónimo Rauch

TheatrePeople.com, Jan 2014

The star of the The Phantom Of The Opera.

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Reviews

The Book Of Mormon

TheatrePeople.com, March 2013

Review of the record-breaking stage musical from the creators of South Park.

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

TheatrePeople.com, June 2013

Review of Sam Mendes' musical production of Roald Dahl's famous children's novel.

Features and Advertorials

The Time Of Your Life

Observer Magazine / Guardian Online

Lifestyle feature about time management.

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A Hard Habit To Break

Psychologies Magazine

Lifestyle / travel feature about a quit smoking course.

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Assorted Psychologies Magazine Features

Psychologies Magazine

A selection of short pieces from Psychologies.

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London Theatre Month

TheatrePeople.com, April 2014

This theatre tickets advertorial targets readers with a combination of solid info, humour and inclusiveness.

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Live the Movie

Theatrepeople.com

Another example of 'tabloid-in-a-tutu'-style advertorial content.

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I Want To Help Others / The Good Grandparents Guide

Tesco Magazine, 2012

Two features for Tesco Magazine.

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Boys Will Be Girls

Programme of the West End production of Hairspray

A light-hearted feature on the history of cross-dressing in theatre.

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Books

Bloody Kids! Bloody Parents!

Chapter Extract

Pop-psych guide to adolescent issues for teenagers and their parents. I co-wrote this book, and wrote a short 'slice of life' comic strip to preface each chapter.

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Sales Copy

Selki Bay Holiday Villas

Sales Brochure

Brochure advertising luxury overseas villas for sale.

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For Children

Puzzle Pages

Fox Kids Magazine

As well as writing features for Fox Kids I created / compiled puzzles for it, which is fun to do.

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Contents Page

Alternity

I edited this intended younger version of sci-fi comic 2000AD, which had outgrown its initial 8 - 12 year old audience. It did well in focus groups but didn't make it to the shops. This dummy issue page features characters I conceived, illustrated by Gorillaz' Jamie Hewlett and Charlie Adlard.

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Short Fiction

Working Holiday

Dec 2016

Instead of sending Christmas cards I write a Christmas story, record it like a radio play in my home studio and send the recording to my friends. Each year I work a Christmas theme into a different genre; last year's was a whimsical take on science fiction, and here's the print version.

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