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Who am I?



I am an experienced and accomplished journalist specialising in sport, the arts, business, politics and construction. Long-term clients who trust and respect my work include Channel 4, Channel 5, The Guardian and The Times, and I also work for trade publications, such as the Chartered Institute Of Building's quarterly magazine, iCON. Editors love my meticulous approach and clear writing style. For example, one editor said of a feature on the Chinese earthquake: "What a story. Elegantly, even gracefully written." 
Sports writing
I have been the writer-editor of Channel 5's popular cricket site since 2006 (see www.five.tv/cricket) and the ghostwriter of Geoffrey Boycott, Mark Nicholas and Simon Hughes. I also cover cricket matches for The Daily Telegraph and write features for magazines like Spin and The Wisden Cricketer. Before working for Five, I was chief reporter for Channel 4's cricket website (www.channel4.com/sport/cricket), which got one million hits a day during the 2005 Ashes.
Business and political writing
I write business, financial and healthcare supplements which appear in The Times, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph. My speciality is making difficult subjects easy to grasp. I contribute stories about construction to the Chartered Institute of Building's quarterly magazine (International Construction Review). I also write about highly technical subjects for the trade magazines Stadia and Traffic Technology International. I am the author of Twenty20 Vision: The Commercial Future of Cricket?, a 200-page report about the future of Twenty20 cricket, which Wisden described as "a highly perceptive analysis". It has been sold all over the world. I also write investigative features about politics and economics for Economy Watch. Recent topics have included Fifa corruption, Money Laundering, the Rothschilds, human trafficking, Monsanto and GM foods, the electric car, the US v the UK and transnational companies.
For six years I did regular sub-editing shifts on The Times news and business desks. This high-pressure environment gave me an unerring eye for detail and taught me layout skills in QuarkExpress and InDesign.
Education/language skills
I have a BA degree in psychology and philosophy from Lancaster University. I went to Hipperholme Grammar School, in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, where I achieved three A grades at A'level. I lived in Italy and France for four years and I am fluent in French, and a strong Italian speaker. I trained as a journalist at Stradbroke College, in Sheffield, where I gained the prestigious NCTJ qualification. I completed my training at the Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph, where I was a news and features writer, and "the best arts editor we've had by a mile".
Cricket; chess; golf; literature; cinema; mountain walking; classical, jazz and pop music; creative writing.