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My 15 Minutes of Fame at Search Engine Journal

3 Jul

I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Ann Smarty for Search Engine Journal about curation,, writing and journalism. It was a lot of fun answering her questions.

Read the full interview here.

Interview with Liz Wilson, Community Editor at, Search Engine Journal


Publishers are struggling, but publishing people can thrive

13 Apr 10 reasons you should hire me

Publishing is dead, long live publishing. Maybe that’s a bit extreme, but all the evidence is that the old publishing models are unworkable and that we are all publishers now.

Does that mean we old-school publishing professionals should give up, go down the pub and lament the old days? Personally, I don’t think so.

I’m in transition from the old publishing world to the new, but every day I see more and more opportunities for people with solid skills like researching, writing, editing, design, proofreading, and content strategy. Continue reading

Write for the web like a journalist — and get read

29 Feb Typefaces by FontFont

Here are eight great tips on writing for the web. They are aimed at journalists but could be useful for anyone who needs to write read-me copy — I’m thinking especially of content marketers.  Continue reading

Showcase your skills without a CV

27 Feb

Looking for a journalism, PR or marketing job, or your next freelance project? Forget about tweaking your CV endlessly. Start a project instead and showcase your skills by doing something instead of just talking about what you can do.

A great piece of advice from Adam Westbrook for aspiring journalists but which could apply to anyone in the creative sector (or perhaps even outside it).

Adam Westbrook // ideas on digital storytelling and publishing

The journalism jobs market is still difficult and likely to stay that way for some time. What that means is every time you apply for a job, you’re competing against a large number of people. 

You’ve been to university, got a journalism qualification of some kind and done some work placements. The problem: so has everyone else.

The common solution is to spend more time tweaking the CV: adding new things, rearranging the layout, sticking it on LinkedIn. But this is a 20th century solution to a 21st century problem.

Everyone else has a CV, but not everyone has the initiative to see the new publishing opportunities in front of us all, and to start something. Launching an online magazine, for example, and building a small, loyal community around great content. Or running a series of talks or events, or making that documentary.

Projects like these…

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Setting off on a new journey into digital curation

29 Nov

Since I began this blog in August 2011 things have been moving fast. That’s why I haven’t posted for a while. I started getting interested in content curation and it became all-consuming. Once you try it, you’ll see why! Continue reading

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