The UK's Met Office publishes magazines designed to inform and entertain an extraordinarily wide range of people. Some are ordinary citizens interested in the weather - and who indirectly, through taxation, support the Met Office. Others are more direct stakeholders - such as: People who work in the many businesses and organisations that depend on the [...]
Expert writer on environmental issues – including complex scientific material
I’ve written a wide range of material on environmental issues for organisations as diverse as the Met Office, the Environment Agency and a collection of charities promoting the protection of the Chagos Islands. I have a strong interest in the environment and the science behind environmental initiatives. Naturally, therefore, I welcome enquiries from organisations helping to tackle climate change or increase public awareness. On the other hand, there are some organisations that on moral grounds I simply won’t work for – and that includes, but is not limited to, anyone involved with fracking!
The Chagos Islands lie in the middle of the Indian Ocean - the world’s largest coral atoll made up of 55 tiny islands in quarter of a million square miles of the world’s cleanest seas. The official name for the islands is the British Indian Ocean Territory, and they have belonged to Britain since the [...]
The environment agency produces a range of magazines it sends out to anglers - who are a major source of revenue for the organisation. Fishermen are also highly useful to the agency, because they can act as eyes and ears on the ground and raise the alarm if there are any problems with water quality. [...]
The UK's Met Office includes around 30 pages of creative copy at the front of its Annual Report and Accounts, designed to inform stakeholders about the organisation’s work, its progress and advances in forecasting. It’s a wide audience, from senior MoD and Government figures to the business community, media and scientists. Generating the raw information [...]
The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is a government agency that helps individuals, businesses and local authorities to reduce waste and increase recycling. The aim is the make better use of resources and help tackle climate change. I was asked to help create readable and compelling executive summaries of two very long, very technical [...]
The wonderfully-named Quaggy River runs through part of South-East London, including the boroughs of Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham. The river regularly flooded, due to development on the flood plain, and the Environment Agency had carried out a huge amount of restoration work. The aim was to alleviate flooding and restore the river as an amenity [...]