When does a story end (or begin) and how much control does its creator have over the answer?
During the period now known officially as ‘the proper big boy lockdown’ earlier this year, I decided to go through old files and do a bit of a clear out. Well, apparently in March 2016 I decided to try to log “what I see, hear, and read.”
Once upon a time, I wrote some articles about games for my wonderful friend Jake. Today, I just downloaded the “TV edition” of one of my favourite pieces of art ever, ever, ever — and it reminded me that, in 2013, I once wrote something about it. Kentucky Route Zero (KRZ), the game in question, […]
And now you can listen to another version of it! Wait what the fuck is this? Once upon a time, I thought I’d solve my problems by becoming a rock star. (I still think that.) But as the years have passed by and I’ve settled my sights on more achievable straw men (corporate management responsibilities, […]
Read about how, as one of the project leads on Segal’s digital re-launch project, I turned segalco.com into a goals- and leads-driven website.
Published in November 2018.
December 23, 2018, New York City. The Sidewalk Cafe, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, is right across from where Jeffrey Lewis grew up. He tells this to the crowd watching him in the small back room of the bar, the majority of that crowd being made up of his own family — his parents, brother, […]
On December 26th I left Mary Queen of Scots feeling pretty chuffed. It wasn’t the best film I’d ever seen, sure, but it was beautifully shot, and its treatment of its two great symbols, and two women in power — the aforementioned Mary, and Queen Elizabeth I — was inspiring enough. And sure, it’s true […]
Here follows a very personal Doctor Who season recap. Be warned. I might as well be chatting to my therapist.
This being a review, of sorts, of ‘Kodak’ by Andrew Norman Wilson, given its world premiere atthis year’s New York Film Festival.
May 2018 – August 2018.
What is a copywriter? Good question. Let’s explore.
February 2015 – October 2017.
November 2017 – May 2018.
To me, ‘content strategy’ is a new phrase for some older concepts, repackaged to meet the expectations of a new time. Which isn’t to say that it’s wearing the emperor’s new clothes – but I’m not sure that calling myself a content strategist now makes me different from calling myself a writer, copywriter, editor-in-chief, managing editor, or […]
Published in July 2017. In print, though you can order from The Wire’s website. From the piece: The whole event was typically eclectic, so it was hard not to consider Mengelberg: a musician that added a wryness to whatever he touched — as it moved from free jazz to swing; from cacophony to melody — […]
Since 2009 I’ve written for a range of clients, for a range of projects. Aside from ‘pure’ copywriting, that’s covered SEO writing and UX writing. Some of my work is below. In each case I’ve written content to dramatically decrease users’ interaction cost. That is: to make everything so clear that a user knows exactly […]
Defined by Google as writers who “shape product experiences by crafting copy that helps users complete the task at hand”, UX writing is the art of producing microcopy and text for microinteractions such as error, confirmation and help messages. This is my favourite kind of writing and the hardest. If you’d like a free text review of your digital […]
Published in November 2016.
Published in August 2015.
Published in July 2015.
Work completed in May 2015.
Conducted in May 2015.
Work completed in June 2014.
Published in April 2015.
July 2014 – December 2014.
Conducted in November 2014.
Work completed from May to July 2014.
Work completed from July – December 2013.
Published in the spring of 2012.
Conducted in February 2014.
Conducted in December 2013.
Conducted in September 2012.
Published in June 2012.
Conducted in April 2012.
Published in April 2012.
Conducted in March 2012.
Conducted in March 2012.
Published in February 2012.
Published in November 2011.
Conducted in October 2011.
Conducted in September 2011.
Published in September 2011, and sold across London in various bookshops and the like, Banner issue #1 was co-created and co-edited by me and Sophie Bew.
Conducted in August 2011.
Published in August 2011.
Published in March 2010.