As a journalist and editor for over 30 years, I
have penned scribbles to hundreds of national magazines and newspapers in the UK, Europe and the
I began my journalistic life as an aviation journalist writing for a range of historical-based
and modern publications such as Airforces Monthly, Aviation News, Air Pictorial, Air Enthusiast and
From there I was drafted into plastic model-making and Aircraft Modelworld, Scale Models and the like.
The amount of secret images I smuggled out of the Soviet Union tucked inside traded plastic model
kits, all in the cause of rare details of Soviet helicopters was quite heroic, let me tell you.
I then spent a number of years writing for all of the top computer gaming magazines in the world
including the USA's own Computer Gaming World and then more serious fare including rather weighty
business concerns for serious PC magazines as well as industry newspapers. During this time I also
edited Amiga Pro magazine, it's gaming equivalent 32, PC Mart magazine and Amiga Mart.
From there, I undertook stints in lady's lifestyle magazines asking nervous pop-stars about their love
life (stand up Closer magazine) and then from the sublime to the Antiques industry. Interviewing
experts at Sotherby's about American Pop Art, Christie's about Italian glassware and Bonhams
about model soldiers. It was an education. But that's life, eh?
Next was a time writing for broadsheet newspapers including the Independent, mostly about mobile
technology. Which is why I became the News Editor
for a mobile phone magazine or two, then a handset reviewer and then, after that? Home automation
magazines. You know the sort of thing: press a button and your curtains open and close. Although
my hardware columns were a little more complex in terms of content.
I then became the editor for Record Mart & Buyer magazine in the UK, then Record Buyer and proceeded
to become a music journalist, interviewing the rich and the famous including some very naughty
individuals indeed (it was tough to understand the late and very lovely Robert Palmer's interview
because he undertook it while being dead drunk, for example, while Mike Oldfield was plain deaf…still
Other moments included writing for TV and movie magazines and even a fitness magazine in which the
late, lamented Gene Pitney told me about his fitness regime whilst on tour. There may have been
other career avenues and industries (including a book plus computer game manuals) but I'm forgotten
them in the blur.
Currently, I write for a business magazine in the UK, a couple of hi-fi websites plus Hi-Fi World and
Record Collector magazines. As The Audiophile Man, I'm also resident in the shady confines of my own
music and hi-fi website at www.TheAudiophileMan.com.