Freelance writer, editor, reviewer and journalist
Hello. I'm Alan and I'm a freelance writer in London. To my knowledge, I'm the only person in the Venn diagram of people who've written for both The New Statesman and Nuts. My LinkedIn profile contains a false qualification, but it was for a feature exposing something silly about the site, so I think it's basically okay?
Elsewhere, I have bylines in Wired, CNET, Gizmodo UK (RIP), ShortList, TechRadar, The Independent, The Evening Standard, City Metric, Macworld, Pocket Gamer, Expert Reviews, Coach, The Inquirer (RIP), Rock Paper Shotgun, Tom's Guide, T3, PC Pro, IT Pro, Stuff, Wareable and Trusted Reviews amongst others. Some of my words have also been syndicated by The Mirror, Business Insider, Ars Technica, Metro and MSN. I'm also no stranger to commercial work and have created content for brands such as Microsoft, OnePlus, Currys, Tesco, Merrell, Red Bull, ESET, LG and Timberland.
Between 2015 and 2018, I worked exclusively for Alphr at Dennis Publishing, working on over 1,800 articles – first as Science Editor, then News Editor, Deputy Editor and finally Acting Editor. (Important note: Alphr was disappointingly abandoned and eventually sold off to another publisher after I left - so if you visit the site now, it doesn't bear much relation to my time in charge. In the most diplomatic way possible: don't judge me.)
News stories with personality and wit; consumer product reviews; interesting and memorable interviews; funny, viral or serious lists; in-depth analysis or long-form features. Whatever you need a freelance writer for, drop me a line – I'd love to hear from you.