hello! i’m david

with the power of plain english, i’ll sharpen your public image

you should hire me because

  • I can write about anything: I mean, how many other physics graduates have been a news reporter, arts correspondent and business journalist in London?
  • I’ve worked at the highest levels: I was the editor’s right-hand man at CNBC Business, writing cover stories and copy-editing the entire magazine.
  • I get results: I write the advertorial supplements for Elite Business and its sister magazine, Elite Franchise. They’re so effective, clients keep coming back for more!


personal and professional


  • I have a diploma in copywriting (with distinction) from the College of Media and Publishing and a certificate in content marketing from the University of California, Davis.
  • My non-fiction book George Orwell on Screen is in the libraries of Harvard and Yale universities and was one of the Times Literary Supplement‘s books of the year 2018.
  • My journalism awards include the [national] BT Merit Award, the Darlington and Stockton Times Award, the North East Press Awards’ Herbert Dowson Award and feature writer of the year at Newsquest Essex.


whatever your writing needs, let’s talk

about how we can grow your business