Other stuff

It’s not all rugby, you know. I write with authority on cricket, golf, Formula 1, and tennis. Not to mention TV and entertainment (where I started out mumblemumble years ago), media, travel, parenting, and lifestyle. I’ve even indulged in some copywriting. AND I can do page layout and sub-editing, too…

Anyway, here are a few bits and pieces:

 

Commercial writing

Young’s Pubs: The 2020 Guinness Six Nations explained
One of those emails that drops into your inbox that you can’t ignore.

The Nissan UK website
Three months working in Paris. What’s not to like?

The Etisalat (Nigeria) website
Yeah. Learned a lot about Telecoms in Africa working on this.

The Sportfolio Festival website – English language version
One of those cool flukes. A visit to Narbonne in 2012 led to this gig in 2013 and 2015.

Narbonne Tourism Professional tour operators’ guide (PDF) – English language version
That same visit to Narbonne – and this was just one of the translation jobs that followed…

 

Sport writing

How Sport Rescued My Relationship With My Son – for Kinbox
Quite a change from my usual stuff – and very carthartic, as it turned out.

The Ryder Cup: Driving a new era of golf in France – for Canvas8
How the 2018 tournament has changed views of golf in France.

 

Feature writing

Renovating a chateau in Lautrec – for Living France magazine
Threatened to be the first paid freelance job I did. Turned into the second

My wife and I are atheists, but our daughter wants to be baptised Catholic – for The Guardian
Another interesting personal piece to write. Hit some nerves, too. 

Smartsubs: Why English is capturing hearts and tongues in France – for Canvas8
Clever tech in action

The Pont Vieux in Albi – for Equipment World’s Better Roads Magazine
A piece about a bridge. It was suggested to me that I write this. I pitched it, not expecting anything to follow – but, I was wrong… Just goes to show.

 

Production journalism

Page design, sub-editing, web editing and writing for The Connexion
I’ve been working with these guys, on and off, for a while.