I have worked as a researcher, writer, editor or speaker for a wide range of government, corporate and civil society clients, including the British Ministry of Defence, Australian Federal Police, KPMG and Greenpeace International.
I am uniquely able to move between the public, private and voluntary sectors, as comfortable working with government officials, serving soldiers or business leaders as I am with academics, journalists or campaigners.
This is reflected in my writing style, which ranges from balanced and objective to deliberately polemical, depending on the message, publication and readership. As such, I have had articles commissioned by publications as diverse as Jane's Intelligence Review and New Internationalist. I am also a confident and engaging public speaker, having addressed audiences from many different backgrounds and from half a dozen to several hundred people. The freelance and consultancy services I can provide include:
Research | Original research and analysis related to defence, security, intelligence and foreign affairs Writing | Reports and articles written to a very high standard for a variety of readerships and publications Leadership | All elements of project and programme management and team leadership Presentations | Lectures and briefings on a range of issues and for various audiences Media | Interviews (radio, television and print), press releases and media campaigns Publications | Copyediting, proofreading and production management for all types of publications Facilitation | Planning, chairing and rapporteuring of workshops, consultations and conferences Fundraising | Advice and feedback on strategy, funding proposals and project budgets
I have flexible rates depending on your project and budget. Preferential rates are offered to charities and other nonprofit organisations. My previous clients include:
Australian Federal Police | Research and presentation Crisis Action | Intelligence analysis (pro bono) E3G| Copyediting and rewriting El Periodico | Article Greenpeace International | Research, report and strategic advice Jane's Information Group | Articles KPMG | Foreign policy advisory New Internationalist | Articles NGO Peace and Security Liaison Group | Copyediting and rewriting Oak Foundation | Risk assessment and security advice Open Briefing | Project management and fundraising Oxford Research Group | Editing and proofreading Remote Control project | Intelligence analysis Savannah Wisdom | Project management and editing TalkWorks| Transcribing Transition Penwith | Writing and editing (pro bono) University of Bradford/Ministry of Defence | Lectures and workshops
"Chris's expertise in national security and climate change made him the perfect choice for editorial work on our risk management report. He was uniquely able to understand the issues and context and quickly turn around top-notch editorial work with helpful substantive questions and comments."