I am a professional writer as well as an academic researcher. I've had a few articles published based on my PhD research, and the research for my book, on copyright enforcement and the Telecoms Package. These articles and papers are listed below.
For many years I was a writer covering the telecommunications and IT industries. I wrote about the deregulation of the UK and European telecommunications markets and the rise of the mobile networks and of course, the Internet. I was using modems to file copy before the World Wide Web had been invented - when the text seemed to go into a black hole and a sub-editor at the end of a phone line said "oh gosh, it's here, it's in the queue"! In those days, a recurring topic from commissioning editors was "mobile data - will it ever have a real application?"
My first editorial role was at Emap on PC User and then Communications Management magazine, followed by a long stint as a freelance, and my work was published in UK and international newspapers and magazines.
I stopped writing to go and work at ICO Global Communications, and since then I've worked in web marketing and design, until I realised that it was the policy issues that interested me the most, and went back to university to study for my Masters degree.
In the old days, I used to lug around several chunky portfolios of cuttings, or I used send photocopies of them in the post. Recently, I've discovered that some of my old articles have appeared in online archives. Here is a selection from my portfolio.
I've also noted that the Daily Telegraph - for which I wrote on a regular basis from 1989 to 1995 - does not publish its archive pre-2000, so there's also a large chunk of my published work that cannot be viewed, so I've scanned in a few examples.