Entertainment

This page shows everything I have written, edited or project managed on the subject of Entertainment:


Content & Context Editor for Gabble (since February 2013 to December 2013):
 
Gabble
Gabble is striving to build a universal visual language to power next generation 'text-to-image' apps.


In this role I organise the visual database for the site, apps and games. I have also helped organise a Gabble hack day to make use of the site's API as well as being involved with suggesting and developing applications and games using the Gabble database.

Pikipik, released in October 2013, was our first picture/meaning game. I helped develop the app and wrote and edited the questions for the game. It can be seen here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/pikipik/id718771698


Tags:  Gabble  Social networking  Editing  Consumer  Websites  Apps  Entertainment  Gaming  Project management  Startups  





Helped develop, write the questions for and edit an iPad quiz game designed to use the Gabble image database. (October 2013):
 
Pikipik
Find the link, guess the word and beat the competition in this addictive words and pictures game.



Gabble is striving to build a universal visual language to power next generation 'text-to-image' apps. Pikipik, released in October 2013, was our first picture/meaning game. I helped develop and test the app and write and edit the questions for the game.


Tags:  Gabble  Quiz  Apps  Project management  Consumer  App  Children  Entertainment  Writing  Startups  





An 80-page guide book to Birmingham given away with the Observer newspaper and which appeared on the Naked cities website (June 2003 to May 2005):
 
Naked Cities - Birmingham Guide
Welcome to Birmingham. Now before we start, try to erase all preconceived ideas you may have of Britain’s second city. Think Birmingham, think M6 traffic jams, spaghetti junction, Jasper Carrot, balti curries, Ozzy and a whole populous blighted with one of the daftest accents this side of Suffolk. Well, that may be true for the majority of the country but we Brummies know that there’s far more than meets the eye to this great city of ours. Visit Birmingham and prepare to be surprised!



Tags:  Naked cities  City guides  Travel  Editing  Consumer  Books/Audiobooks  Writing  Project management  Entertainment  Nightlife  Food and drink  History  Websites  





I co-wrote and edited an 80-page guide book to Liverpool which was given away with the Observer newspaper and which appeared on the Naked cities website (June 2003 to May 2005):
 
Naked Cities - Liverpool Guide
Welcome to Liverpool, synonymous with The Beatles, football, scallies in shellsuits, ferries and the wit and wisdom of the locals. Oh, and it’s also the European City of Culture 2008. Whatever preconceived ideas you may have of this great city there’s no doubting that there’s a buzz running around the place and there’s rarely been a more exciting time to be living and working in Liverpool than right now...



The guide book included sections on eating out (restaurant reviews), nightlife (bar and club reviews), accommodation (hotel, and B&B reviews), travel information, city history, quotes from famous local residents and interesting local facts.

Tags:  Naked cities  City guides  Travel  Editing  Consumer  Books/Audiobooks  Reviews  Writing  Project management  Entertainment  Food and drink  Nightlife  History  Lifestyle  Music  Websites  





An 80-page guide book to Bath given away with the Observer newspaper and which appeared on the Naked cities website (Issue June 2003 - May 2005):
 
Naked Cities - Bath Guide



Tags:  Naked cities  City guides  Travel  Editing  Consumer  Books/Audiobooks  Websites  Nightlife  Entertainment  Writing  Project management  Food and drink  History  





Freelance production editor for Asian Woman for The Accessory people (August 2004):
 
Asian Woman
The biggest Asian magazine in the world


Tags:  Asian Woman  Lifestyle  Editing  Consumer  Magazines  Entertainment  Fashion  





Co-wrote and edited the Move festival 2004 programme (July 2004) for the retro festival held at Old Trafford Cricket Ground:
 
Move Festival programme 2004
Welcome to the Move Festival and welcome to Manchester. Move is in its third year now and we have played host to some of the biggest acts in the world of music from the past 30 years, establishing Move as one of the essential festivals of the summer.





I interviewed Alison Goldfrapp from Goldfrapp, Kelly Jones, the lead singer of the Stereophonics, JJ Burnell from The Stranglers, Howie Payne of The Stands, Martin Trimble, lead singer of the 22-20s, Preston from The Ordinary Boys as well as writing articles on The Cure, Jimmy Cliff, New York Dolls, Beta Band and Longview.

Tags:  Move festival 2004  Interviews  Music  Editing  Consumer  Programmes/brochures  Nightlife  Writing  Entertainment  





Freelance DVD review writing for online music retailer Pricestorm for publishing agency Think Lateral (from June 2003 to July 2003):
 
Pricestorm
Storming offers on all our top titles


Tags:  Pricestorm  Advertorials  Film  Writing  Consumer  Programmes/brochures  Television  Entertainment  Reviews  





Writer and later content editor for ONnet , the ONdigital website – the first interactive web portal accessible through a television (from October 2000 to June 2001):
 
ONnet
Interactive internet television from ONDigital


I specialised in television highlights but also worked with video, game, music reviews, celebrity gossip, home and garden advice, health tips, car reviews, music and arts listings.

I also ensured a smooth editorial workflow by tracking the editorial process from chasing copy and pictures to preparing the finished layouts.

Tags:  ONnet  Television  Editing  Consumer  Websites  Lifestyle  Cars  Entertainment  Film  Project management  Art  Music  Writing  





Cardiff City Editor for the Wcities website (February 2000 to December 2000):
 
Wcities


I performed various roles for this city guide website, including writer, photographer, sub-editor and editor. In my capacity as editor I ensured the content was accurate, up to date, lively and informative. The Wcities business reviews (e.g. pubs, clubs and restaurants) helped power Yahoo's entertainment section.

Tags:  Wcities  City guides  Travel  Writing  Consumer  Websites  Editing  Project management  Nightlife  Entertainment