I have worked as a researcher, writer, editor or speaker for a wide range of government, corporate and civil society clients, from the British Ministry of Defence and Australian Federal Police to 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 particularly skilled at clearly drawing out the linkages between seemingly disparate issues and in setting out radical and challenging analysis and proposals in ways that both policymakers and the general public can actually listen to them. 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 professional reputation measurement service PROskore ranks me #1 in London for fundraising, #3 for writing and editing, #4 for project management and #9 for business development. Overall, I am ranked #32 in London out of 2,200 rated professionals across all industries and my professional reputation score is 60% above the global average. I also had one of the top 5% most viewed LinkedIn profiles during 2012 (out of 200 million members).
Research | Original research and analysis relating to global security and international affairs
Writing | Reports and articles written to a very high standard for a variety of readerships and publications
Presentations | Lectures and briefings on a range of issues and for various audiences
Projects | All elements of project and programme management
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 funding proposals and project budgets.
Websites | Copywriting and social media integration
I have flexible rates depending on the project and budget, applied per word, hour, day or project. Preferential rates can be negotiated for charities, NGOs, think tanks and other non-profit organisations. Please note, I am currently only available for occasional short-term projects or one-off writing assignments.
Australian Federal Police | Research and presentation
E3G | Copyediting and rewriting
El Periodico | Article
Greenpeace International | Research, report and strategic advice
Jane's Information Group | Articles
New Internationalist | Articles
NGO Peace and Security Liaison Group | Copyediting and rewriting
Open Briefing | Project management and fundraising
Oxford Research Group | Editing and proofreading
TalkWorks | Transcribing
Transition Penwith | Writing and editing (pro bono)
University of Bradford/Ministry of Defence | Lectures and workshops