Freelance writer, editor, reviewer and journalist
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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), ShortListTechRadar, The IndependentThe Evening Standard, City MetricMacworld, Pocket Gamer, Expert Reviews, CoachThe Inquirer (RIP), Rock Paper Shotgun, Tom's GuideT3PC 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; funnyviral 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. 



News coverage

I was promoted to news editor at Alphr because of my speed and accuracy with news stories.


I've been a senior editor, news editor, science editor, deputy editor and acting editor. In other words, I'm very comfortable editing.


Starting out my career in copywriting, I know how to use language in a compelling way to advance brands.


I've reviewed phones, games, music, tablets, laptops, drones, wearables, running watches and various gadgets. 


Over numerous features I've interviewed numerous industry figures, academics and celebrities for interesting quotes and expert insight.

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I've been practicing SEO techniques since my very first job when you still had to worry about Yahoo and Ask Jeeves...




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