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I believe that my Portfolio (see also Home page) speaks for itself. On this page, however, I hope to drill down a little in order to examine my skill set in more detail.


I am a native (British) English speaker who is equally at home writing in British and "International (US)" English. My diction, grammar, and sentence structure are excellent, and I have always been complimented on the flair of my writing style.

As a highly successful freelance writer and copywriter I received praise and flawless feedback while writing for an eclectic mix of projects, for which I employed a wide variety of writing styles. 

Writing for ProPrivacy allowed me to combine my writing talents with a deep technical understanding of computers, while also allowing me to write political analysis articles relating to the ongoing tensions between state surveillance and online privacy. 

I’ve found that I have a particular talent for explaining complex technical issues in terms that casual readers can not only follow, but also find engaging.


As discussed in About Me, I have owned a computer since the dawn of personal computing. I have also worked as a web designer, PC tutor, and computer repair technician. All of which should not obscure the simple fact that I am a complete computer geek. 

I have a deep understanding of how all major modern operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, and Chrome OS) work, with Linux Kubuntu being my current daily workhorse. I am also knowledgeable about most forms of computer hardware, and (just for fun!) like to keep abreast of new developments in the computer market. 


Working for over seven years as senior cybersecurity researcher at ProPrivacy, I know a great deal about cyber-security and online privacy. This includes in-depth practical and theoretical knowledge about cyber-security software, hardware, systems, legal frameworks around the world, and the politics that rage around online privacy.

I have performed countless detailed reviews of password managers, cloud storage platforms, ad blocker software, 2FA token hardware, routers, browsers, search engines, and more.

My thoughts on cyber-security and digital privacy issues have appeared in many national and international publications, and I have often been praised for my political articles that fiercely defending our right to online privacy.

Although not a cryptographer, I also have a strong working and conceptual understanding of cryptographic protocols - how they work, how they are used, and what their weaknesses are.


As a matter of both strong personal and professional integrity, I will never break any confidentiality I have been made a party to in my years working in this sector. I can, however, still bring a great deal of knowledge and insight about VPN services, the VPN industry, and the VPN-comparison industry to the table.


  • For the last nine years I have worked remotely from home. I am comfortable and highly productive in this situation.

  • I am used to collaborating with SEO experts in order to include search engine-friendly terms in copy in a naturalistic way.

  • I am used to communicating and collaborating with colleagues using platforms such as Slack and GSuite.

  • I can multitask, prioritize effectively, and am adept at delivering content to a deadline.

  • I am intimately familiar with word processing software such as Word, Google Docs, Pages, and LibreOffice Writer.

  • I am comfortable finding my way around other common office software such as Excel, Google Sheets, PowerPoint, and the like.

  • I can create and collaborate on online documents using GSuite and similar platforms. 

  • I am used to working in WordPress and other online content publication platforms (including CRM systems).

  • I can edit documents in raw HTML (code view), implement custom shortcodes, fill in properties forms, and generally do all the usual bits and bobs required for publishing articles online.

  • I can crop, resize, and annotate screenshots and other images using a variety of software packages (I can also knock up graphics from scratch when needed, but make no claims to be a graphic designer).

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