I am a freelance journalist, and a contributing writer to MakeUseOf.com.

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

I have done business consulting for e-commerce companies with links to eBay, including Nabit, which has made a desktop bidding application. I translated their software into German and wrote their user manual. I also have past experience with BBC television, BBC radio, Scottish youth radio and Scottish newspapers.

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 Würzburg, Germany, with my wife Monika, and my crazy but lovable 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 Battlestar Galactica, and teaching the dog to dance.