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.
Another piece I wrote to go with the Science Museum's Cosmonauts exhibition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TheatrePeople.com, Jan 2014
The star of the The Phantom Of The Opera.
Features and Advertorials
Observer Magazine / Guardian Online
Lifestyle feature about time management.
A Hard Habit To Break
Lifestyle / travel feature about a quit smoking course.
Assorted Psychologies Magazine Features
A selection of short pieces from Psychologies.
TheatrePeople.com, April 2014
This theatre tickets advertorial targets readers with a combination of solid info, humour and inclusiveness.
Another example of 'tabloid-in-a-tutu'-style advertorial content.
I Want To Help Others / The Good Grandparents Guide
Tesco Magazine, 2012
Two features for Tesco Magazine.
Boys Will Be Girls
Programme of the West End production of Hairspray
A light-hearted feature on the history of cross-dressing in theatre.
Bloody Kids! Bloody Parents!
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.
Selki Bay Holiday Villas
Brochure advertising luxury overseas villas for sale.
Fox Kids Magazine
As well as writing features for Fox Kids I created / compiled puzzles for it, which is fun to do.
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.
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.