WHAT I DO
February 10, 2017
If you want advice about work and commuting in Tokyo, you’ve got loads to choose from. What if you work in a different area of Japan?
I can't speak for thos...
September 16, 2016
The other day, on my way out of a temple, I was stopped by a man in Lycra.
For a second, I thought I was about to be coerced into a new life of cycling and...
June 8, 2016
I've met a mix of Japanese and non-Japanese people in Osaka, and the initial conversations always go a little differently. Going through the name, age and...
May 2, 2016
A huge, huuuuge thank you to everyone who came to 'Welcome to copywriting'. If you weren't there, here's what you missed. If you were there but are still h...
March 17, 2016
For those of you new to copywriting as a career, a few of my copybuddies and I will be putting on a Saturday talk this April.
Rather than a plain old intro...
February 8, 2016
I've had my Twitter account since 2009. It's built up into a rather substantial thing, with over 1,000 followers (that's big to me, okay?) and lots of nice...
January 29, 2016
Yet again, a varied and tipsy group of copywriters was lured to a bar under the increasingly thin pretence of talking shop. (Okay, we talked shop. But not...
January 6, 2016
There are some writers you can spot immediately. The words they use most frequently and their sentence constructions give them away. Look at Dave Trott, ma...
December 29, 2015
Okay, I'll let you in on a secret. When 2015 started, I wasn't holding out much hope for it as a year. The months prior had been pretty awful, and the futu...
June 30, 2015
I stopped growing quite early on in life.
I was a premature baby, and the doctors were convinced that I would keep on growing after everybody else stopped....
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Okay, 2019 is over, you can come out from behind the sofa now
January 2, 2020
Hitting the 'pause' button on my Japan adventure
November 15, 2019