I write, edit and design books and magazine articles for a living. Some examples of my work:


Magazines and online

  • I’m the editor of the annual print bookazine Discover Your Ancestors (launched 2011) and its monthly digital edition, Discover Your Ancestors Periodical (launched 2013)
  • I write news, reviews and features about genealogy and related issues for every issue of Your Family Tree (now Your Family History) magazine (Dennis Publishing) – I have written for it since 2003 and since 2015 have been the magazine’s executive editor
  • Related to that, here’s a page of links to catalogues and data held by County Record Offices across England, Wales and Scotland
  • Read my A-Z of Saints series of articles for Christian Aid’s Surefish site
  • And the newer Dictionary of Dissent: Intro A B1 B2 C DE F GHI L
  • I’ve previously been the editor of a computer magazine for consumers, and various trade magazines, plus deputy editor of a national weekly newspaper; and used to write technology articles for Virgin.net.

Other writing

(Here’s a selection of the unpaid stuff done for fun:)