I am a freelance journalist, and a contributing writer to MakeUseOf, the Recommendations Editor for Small Business Trends, as well as various private clients.

I have also done past work for PC World, GeeksAreSexy, Search Engine News, Google Tutor, NowSourcing, and eCommerceBytes (formerly Auctionbytes), amongst others. For 6 years (2007-2013), I was the Managing Editor of MakeUseOf.

Originally from Scotland, with job experiences as diverse as debt collection clerk, Dutch bulb packer, government civil servant and English language tutor, I now live in Germany, with my wife, and my crazy dog, Schlumpf.

My online non-work activities includes beta testing for Tunnelbear, and proofreading for Project Gutenberg. In the not-too-distant past, I was also an audio book narrator for Librivox. Offline activities include reading at least one book a week, rewatching Star Trek and The West Wing, and teaching the dog to dance. In between all that, I also find the time to learn German on Duolingo.