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David Porteous

Job Title:Writer/editor/journalist
Industry:Writing & Proofreading
Available for work:Yes
Member since:January 2009

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Trading name:David Porteous
Areas covered:Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshiremore »
Desired contract duration:Not Provided

About My Services:

I have worked as a journalist for more than 20 years and run a home-based business providing editorial services for academic organisations, blue-chip companies, charities, government agencies, PR firms and publishers. Clients past and present include Blackwell, Braun, East Midlands Trains, GlaxoSmithKline, Heinemann, Mercedes-Benz, Lotus F1, NFU, Northern Foods, Ofsted, Open University, Relate, Siemens, Thames Water and Toyota.more »


  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Proofreading


  • NCTJ Certificate in Newspaper Journalism
  • Member of Society for Editors & Proofreaders
  • Communicators in Business Awards

What Makes Me Great:

I have wide-ranging experience of writing, editing and proofreading for all kinds of media including newspapers, magazines, books and websites. During my career, I have covered many different topics and industries such as business and commerce, education, engineering, environmental issues, farming, healthcare, history, local government, politics, property, science, technology, transport and travel. I can write single features or edit entire publications to very high standards within the budget and deadline specified. One of my key strengths is being able to turn complex information into clear, concise and lively copy, enabling clients to communicate effectively with their target audiences - in print or online. more »

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