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John Barry, the Man With The Midas Touch

One project I am particularly proud of was editing the definitive biography of film composer John Barry – The Man With The Midas Touch by Gareth Bramley, Geoff Leonard and Peter Walker. I have worked as a freelance journalist or editor for Amazon, BBC Magazines, Blackfish, Classical.com, Gramophone, The Guardian, HMV, Interzone, London Symphony Orchestra, Naxos, Musicweb International, Los Angeles Review of Books, Northern Stage, Royal Opera House, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, SFX and many others.

I am a former editor of Vector: The Critical Journal of the BSFA and a former judge of the Arthur C. Clarke Award.  I played a key role in the launch of the international New Media Writing Prize. I have written extensively for Amazing Stories, and conducted many interviews, mainly with writers, but also with musicians and film industry creatives, some of which you can find links to here.

You can read more about my background and see a list of publications I have contributed to here.

‘Gary has always been a great reader – someone who takes the time to really think about everything you’ve tried to put into your work – and that’s what makes him such a good editor. He spots issues, offers worthwhile suggestions for improvements and is easy to work with during the development process. I’ve always been pleased with the results when we’ve worked on projects together.’

Justina Robson – Campbell, Clarke, Dick and BSFA award-nominated author of the Quantum Gravity series