Working with me

Work ethic

I prefer to keep things simple. We (you and I) agree a work specification, and a contract, to our mutual satisfaction. This will usually cover:

  • Content details.
  • Communication methods.
  • IPR/ownership of materials produced for this work.
  • Deadlines.
  • Payment details.

I do the work according to specification and within the agreed timeframe.

While working, I greatly prefer to use efficient and non-disruptive online communications, such as email, scheduled Skype calls, or other online mechanisms. If your operational procedures require frequent face-to-face meetings, I may not be a suitable person to undertake work for you.

Academia and research

Most of my work since 1992, as either a self-employed researcher or as a researcher, editor or project or service manager, has been for or within universities and education funding bodies. Consequently, I am very familiar with academic procedures, and research and publishing systems, especially in the UK.

I am a member of:

I have also assessed research proposals for several education technology funding bodies, including Jisc, the Eduserv Foundation, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Client location

I am registered as self-employed in the UK, but can work pretty much anywhere in the world where there is good broadband or wifi. I always work to legally-binding contracts covering specification, schedule, deliverables and payments.