I've enjoyed working with . . .
Writing corporate video scripts.
The Greatest Movies You'll Never See and The Greatest Albums You'll Never Hear books (see Books).
Writing corporate video scripts.
I co-wrote Rock & Roll Heaven for this US publisher (see Books).
Sub-editing on Closer, more!, Mother & Baby, Pregnancy & Birth and Top Santé.
I was a sub-editor on Radio Times from 2000 to 2006; also writing previews, training staff, liaising with schedulers and producers,
representing co-workers in meetings, and writing internal newsletters. PC-based. I returned to sub-edit the entire launch issue of
Lonely Planet (and subsequent editions when it was up and running), the children's magazine All About Animals and the food title Olive.
Broadcasting Data Services
I did nightshifts, editing TV listings. Possibly good experience, although I can't say for what.
The Greatest Movies You'll Never See, The Greatest Albums You'll Never Hear, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die and Rock Chronicles books (see Books).
Subbing the Tesco magazine and British Airways' High Life, plus special projects for both. Working for Cedar is usually fun, not least because there are often dogs in the office.
I've undertaken three stints as deputy sub-editor on The World of Interiors magazine. A great
opportunity to read, write and research about art, architecture, design, history and textiles.
EdenCo: partworks magazines for Disney, Elvis Presley Enterprises and a Ukrainian children's publisher (see Magazines).
I was commissioned to write a piece on Madonna for this German magazine.
In 1997 and 1998, I did subbing, proofing, writing and picture research for a music encyclopedia. I was subsequently invited to contribute to four editions of their British Hit Singles. One hundred years later, I'm there every year to toil on the book of records and its videogame offspring.
I've subbed on Cosmopolitan and its Cosmopolitan Body and Cosmosutra bookazines (see Magazines), and the Asda George Home catalogue.
I was commissioned to write Air Guitar: A User's Guide (see Books).
John Drewry Associates
In 1996 and 1997, I was an account executive at this Holborn-based ad agency. I subbed and wrote
newsletters and marketing literature for clients including Xerox, First Leisure and Pitney Bowes.
Macmillan commissioned me to edit the book Pink Floyd: Through the Eyes of…, a collection of press pieces.
It entailed extensive research, negotiation for rates and permissions, and promotional radio interviews.
Gratifyingly, it has remained in print for over a decade – a remarkable lifespan for a rock 'n' roll title.
I wrote the 2010 book Rock Connections and edited 2009's How to Win X Factor.
PA News Ltd
From 1998 to 2000, I was a senior sub-editor, subbing and proofing listings for The Sun and OK!; managing
a team; and liaising with clients and schedulers. Working in a highly time-pressurised environment.
Perrier Comedy Award
Edinburgh festival administration.
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Having co-edited a corporate newsletter for the UK division, I edited another for the Asia Pacific companies.
I've written and edited several presentations for book fairs for this fine publishing company.
Retail Entertainment Data
From 1994 to 1996, I was an editorial assistant – editing, researching and proofing catalogues.
I contributed to the first edition of their Rock book.
A subeditor's dream, a dieter's nightmare, Sunday affords me the opportunity to work on Vodafone and John Lewis publications while stuffing my face with sweets from the reception desk and cake from the kitchen.
Thames & Hudson
The good thing about T&H is the opportunity to work on interesting, arty books. The bad thing is being in a building whose heating is controlled by the Post Office, who own it.
I have subbed, and occasionally written for, several issues of the magazine, and branded supplements.
Subbing Women's Fitness magazine.
Whitbread Book Awards
I wrote scripts for the presenters, including Griff Rhys Jones.
I edited the environmentally-themed book Climb the Green Ladder.