A Computer Science graduate with solid experience of copywriting and technical writing and a native English speaker (UK Based) with more than thirty years’ experience in the workplace from programming to technology consulting in UK, USA, Ireland, France and able to write for each specific style of the language. He regularly contributes to charitable causes. Ed writes alongside of his consulting work by way of a steady transition to full (maybe part) time writing. His background includes copywriting for lead-gen and Landing pages and running a marketing agency before studying Software Engineering and progressing to the level of CTO at a Government Agency advising the Education department (DfES) on use of Technology. Since then, he’s been consulting with a government and blue-chip clientele to help them solve their problems via the latest technology mostly in Education, Publishing, Research, Government, Quango, Manufacturing sectors. Though known for innovation, his success comes from an ability and willingness to explain complex technical issues to a non-technical audience and to join the dots for them. Writing services include Papers, Articles, Essays and Blogs on technical issues and how specific technology, or products solve these problems. He also writes User Manuals and Training Courses, summaries and Descriptions for Product and Programme documentation, Business Cases including presenting them and getting the project funded, Product documentation both for the end user and for the project. Landing page writing and design of automated marketing campaigns. He enjoys unique writing briefs and challenges within his areas of knowledge or research capabilities. Ed also has vast experience of writing documentation, reports and proposals in the UK Public Sector and developing and maintaining communications plans.
Qualifications and Certifications. BSc Computer Science from UCE, PGCert Organisation Analysis from Stanford; DSDM Practitioner, Scrum Product Owner, Prince 2 Practitioner, PMP, Zachman Practitioner.
Systems experience. Office development, Web development, CMS development, NLP, Search engine design and development, Single Sign On, ML, Excel Custom development, Data analysis projects, Data Integration programmes, CRM and ERP rollouts and integration, Workforce scheduling and planning, Education systems, academic publishing, Ontology and Taxonomy build and integration, Automated Marketing systems, Mautic, Mailchimp.
General Knowledge and experience. Deep understanding of web development, CMS, SEO and managing content at the biggest and most complex levels including using ML/NLP to understand it, make it searchable and so forth. Good grasp of Data Analysis pipelines and AI with some hands-on experience of Python tools for this purpose. Expert in Excel development and customising any Microsoft tools. Fundamentally. Ed has been at the heart of modern technology development right from the start with the very earliest web pages through to the launch of chatGPT and understands where they come from, their shortcomings and the possibilities in a way that no journalist possibly can. His product experience is also quite extensive and as a result he can carry out research to produce MRD and PRD documents and write any kind of documentation or messaging you require to help with anything from raising capital to launching the product. Clientele. BBC, Pearson, Sony, Planning Portal, BECTA, COI, LSC, Carnival Cruise Lines, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Npower, ICSA, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, BMG Research, many smaller firms.