I am an Irish-born journalist who has lived and worked in London, England, for many years. I am married with one teenage son.
Now working for IHS, I have been chief sub-editor on The Engineer. when the flagship of Miller Freeman, part of United Newspapers, and EMAP's Money Week, now defunct.
As a freelance I have worked as a sub-editor on The Sunday Times, The Independent, Estates Times, Professional Engineering, Automotive Engineer and many other magazines.
I have produced finished 16-page-plus supplements from supplied text, including for The Post and Insurance Age, and a major promotional booklet for the Machine Tool Technologies Association.
As an extension of my work in print, a number of years ago I moved into web editing and design, producing numerous sites and maintaining others.
I am a long-standing member of the National Union of Journalists.
As a writer I am competent in just about any subject area, both news and features, but have been particularly employed in the areas of industry, technology and business.
In 2003 I was diagnosed as type-one diabetic, which doesn't exactly help in working shifts, but presents no problems with working from home. Click HERE for more personal stuff about diabetes. I also provide interviews and comment from a user's perspective to the media on type-one diabetes and the Dafne (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating) programme.